Events

Date & Time
Monday, December 5, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
Location
Grand Ballroom 1, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making: From Benefit Relevant Indicators to Monetary Values

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership will host "Methods for Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making: From Benefit Relevant Indicators to Monetary Values" at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference Monday, December 5. The session will be led by Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and others.

The workshop explores ecosystem service quantification and valuation methods in depth with experts, using participant excercises to enhance the discussion and learning.

Date & Time
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Location
Grand Ballroom 3, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Building Consistency into Ecosystem Services Assessments and Decision Making

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership, a Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions initiative, will co-host "Building Consistency into Ecosystem Services Assessments and Decision Making" at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference Tuesday, December 6.

This session focuses on how ecosystem services can most effectively be used in decision making, highlighting common inconsistencies in measures used in current practices.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Location
Grand Ballroom 6, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Evidence Chains to Take Ecosystem Services from Popular Concept to Widespread Impact

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Ecosystem Services Program director Lydia Olander will speak during a special session organized by The Nature Conservancy on "Evidence Chains to Take Ecosystem Services from Popular Concept to Widespread Impact" at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference Wednesday, December 7.

This session focues on how a causal chain model can be used as a foundation for best practice and consistency measurements for ecosystem services.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm
Location
Grand Ballroom 2, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
What's Next for Ecosystem Services in Decision Making: Priorities and Pathways

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership, a Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions initiative, will host "What's Next for Ecosystem Services in Decision Making: Priorities and Pathways" at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference Wednesday, December 7. This town hall event will focus on how the federal government, NGOs, and the private sector can build on recent White House policy regarding ecosystem services.

Date & Time
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:45am to Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:45am
Location
Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, 2024 West Main Street, Durham, NC
2017 Winter Forum: Power to the People: Tackling Energy Inequality Through Clean Energy Solutions

The 2017 Winter Forum, Power to the People: Tackling Energy Inequality through Clean Energy Solutions, will be held January 8-10, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicolas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Duke University Office of Undergraduate Education. Students will compete to develop the best solutions for unequal energy access at home and abroad using case analysis and storytelling skills. The Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI) 2016 fall seminar “Energy and Equity” will explore equity issues related to domestic and international energy access and ways to rectify persistent inequitable distribution of clean and renewable energy resources. Students from the GIRI program will play a leadership role in the forum, as they will have been exploring these issues throughout the previous semester.

The Winter Forum is a campus-based, non-credit curricular experience in an intense, retreat-like setting in which undergraduates interact with graduate/professional students, alumni and faculty to explore a major global issue from interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. The Winter Forum is held over 2.5 days immediately before the start of the spring semester.

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location
Online Webinar
An Accounting Approach to Ecosystem Services for Public and Private Sector Decision Making in the U.S.

Natural capital accounting—a tool being used in dozens of countries globally and by the private sector—tracks changes in ecosystem services and directly ties these changes to costs and benefits across different economic sectors. In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Ken Bagstad and Carl Shapiro of the U.S. Geological Survey will describe ongoing work to develop the infrastructure for a national natural capital accounting system in the United States.

This webinar is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.