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ESCom 4th Annual Conference 2017

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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It’s not all about commodification!

Fourth ESCom conference will focus on

‘Understanding and assessing shared and cultural values of ecosystem services’

In its fourth year, ESCom Scotland continues to develop as a community of practice comprised of individuals and groups involved in the science, policy and practice behind sustainable ecosystem management.

This spring the fourth annual conference will focus on shared and cultural values of ecosystem services. Many people who are critical about the ecosystem services concept object strongly to commodifying nature. However, there is increasing evidence how the concept can be used better understand shared and cultural values.

Through a mixture of talks, workshops and creative sessions we will be looking how societal values at the links between research and policy we will explore what has worked in practice, and how shared and cultural values can support ecosystem management.

The conference will allow you to:

  • Learn about recent and ongoing projects
  • Get insights on data collection tools and evaluation methodologies
  • Take part in hands on practical workshops and thematic discussions
  • Explore synergies, plan collaborations, and future events


Keynote Speakers:

Jasper Kenter (SAMS): Shared values; towards a framework for inclusive deliberative valuations.

Neville Makan (SNH), Peter Phillips (CEP) and Katja Schmidt (Potsdam University): Participatory land use planning in the Pentland Hills: using ecosystem service values to inform decision-making


If you'd like to propose a Session/Flashtalk/Poster the deadline is 2 April 2017.

Form: http://escom.scot/resource/escom-conference-session-proposal

Please return to Rachel.Chisholm@ed.ac.uk

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