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As ESVD continues to gain recognition as a valuable resource for understanding and assessing ecosystem services, this section serves as a testament to the diverse range of outreach efforts undertaken to promote its use and engage with a broader audience. Explore the various outreach initiatives and discover how ESVD has made a positive impact on different stakeholders and communities.


Webinar ESVD - A 2024 update & paving the ways towards COP16

As we prepare for COP 16 in Colombia, the need for strategic action to achieve the targets set by The Biodiversity Plan (GBF) has never been more critical. We're excited to have hosted an exclusive webinar where we've delved into the pivotal role of ecosystem services valuation in the design of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs).


 Thanks for having engaged in an lively discussion hosted by the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD), in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality. We've explore how landscape management and restoration can harmonize with economic activities and bring you up to speed on the latest updates regarding the Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (ESVD). The ESVD is the largest database with monetary values of ecosystem services, and stands as a cornerstone in accounting for the value of nature into public and private decision-making.

Make Nature Count 2.0: Incorporating Nature's Value in Financial Impact Assessments

On January 10, 2024, ESVD and ASN Bank organized a webinar titled "Make Nature Count 2.0: Incorporating Nature's Value in Financial Impact Assessments." This event revealed the latest findings from the Make Nature Count 2.0 report, a joint effort aiming to integrate ecosystem service valuation into financial decision-making, aligning with ASN Bank's goal of achieving a net positive impact on biodiversity by 2030. Building on insights from the previous "Make Nature Count" report, this webinar delved into the practical application of monetary valuation of ecosystem services, exploring its fit within evolving frameworks and regulations and emphasizing its role in impact assessments and decision-making processes related to nature.

4th International ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference

The 4th International ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference was held in Chile from November 6th to 10th, 2023. The conference centered around the theme 'Sharing knowledge about ecosystem services and natural capital to build a sustainable future.' ESVD hosted a session at the Conference in La Serena, Chile, where we discussed economic valuation, practical applications, and presented results from our collaboration with ASN Bank on integrating ecosystem services and biodiversity into investment decisions. Check out our session on applying monetary valuation in decision-making contexts.

Make Nature Count: The importance of ecosystem service valuation data for policy making

On May 24th, 2023, ESVD and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality collaborated to organize a webinar. The ESVD team spearheaded this event, which explored the intersection of natural capital and government policy. Serving as the culmination of a joint project between ESVD and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality, this webinar presented a valuable wrap-up. During the session, we delved into the value of ecosystem services, examined the latest developments, and discussed practical ways to utilize ecosystem services valuation data.

Pre-COP15 webinar: Make Nature Count. Aligning financial flows with Ecosystem Services

On November 30th, 2022, FSD and ASN Bank co-hosted an online webinar exploring ecosystem services, their monetary valuation, and practical applications for organizations. We discussed the opportunities and risks involved in assessing changes in ecosystem services for investment projects. The webinar aimed to answer questions about the services nature provides, their monetary value, and how to incorporate these values into financial decision-making and TNFD's LEAP framework. 

The ‘Make Nature Count’ report is an important step towards answering these questions and pinpoints the direction for more sustainable investments and a more sustainable future.

Ecosystem Services Valuation Database Launch Webinar

On October 14, 2021, FSD and Capitals Coalition organized a highly successful online launch event webinar. This engaging webinar attracted a remarkable audience, with approximately 1000 participants signing in. The event provided profound insights into the ecosystem services offered by nature, their monetary value, and effective methods for comparing these values. Moreover, it celebrated the momentous launch of the online functionality of the ESVD, facilitating the assessment of nature's monetary value worldwide.


Wat goed is voor de natuur, is ook beter voor de economie

De economie werkt tegen de natuur. ‘Hoe viezer het water, hoe hoger het bbp. Dat is heel gek’


The ESVD team had the privilege of attending the ESP Conference in Crete 2022. This highly anticipated event brought together 500 experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world who are passionate about understanding and conserving ecosystem services. The ESVD team actively participated, contributing to the discussions and networking with fellow professionals.


We were part of a new publication by Wageningen University called: A Global Meta-Analysis for Estimating Local Ecosystem Service Value Functions

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