France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015." COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
The course, Introduction to Environmental Accounting, at Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment & Society, has been designed to assist with the implementation of WAVES as well as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). No specific prior knowledge necessary, but it is expected that participants have worked professionally within or with government in disciplines related to environmental accounting, including environmental science, ecological economics, natural resource management, national accounting or statistics.
The World Forum offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments, learn from real-life case studies and connect with leading players to help shape the emerging dialogue.
The 8th World Ecosystem Services Partnership conference will be held in South Africa from November 9-13, 2015.
The central theme is "Ecosystem Services for Nature, People and Prosperity". The conference will pay special attention to the public and private sector dialogue on how the ecosystem services concept can be used to support conservation, improve livelihoods and engage the business community. ESP8 will provide an excellent platform to engage with experts who can generate solutions to these challenges and start making a difference in practice.