Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinar - Part 1

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Online Webinar
Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinar - Part 1


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By linking nature and people, ecosystem services can be a valuable tool for understanding racial and social justice around natural resource management and environmental degradation. There is no easy recipe for integrating equity in ecosystem services work, but hearing about different ways that people have addressed the interplay between equity and ecosystem services can help us all to think more critically about inequities in our work related to who benefits from ecosystem services, how decisions are made about managing ecosystem services, and what services are prioritized.

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership will be hosting two webinars on equity and ecosystem services as a gateway for the ecosystem services community to start thinking and acting more deliberately on the multiple dimensions of equity and inclusion that play out in ecosystem services research and practice. Join us to hear from members of the NESP community who have focused on different facets of equity in their work, and participate in a conversation about how we can learn from each other to incorporate and act on equity considerations as they relate to ecosystem services.

Part 2 of this webinar series was held October 1, 1-2pm ET. See part 2 details and recording.


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Leah Bremer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, discussing connections between ecosystem services and place-based biocultural restoration and the importance of relationships, showing up to community work days, taking a long-term view, and respecting the people, culture, and history of place.

Benis Egoh, University of California Irvine, discussing commodity trade, ecosystem services and equity.

Jacqueline Loos, Leuphana University, discussing how ecosystem services tie into the environmental justice framework.