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4 November 2013

Saving our natural capital – CEEweb Academy results

CEEweb Academy was held on 7-8th of October in Budapest. The Academy brought together more than 70 participants, including public officers, policy makers, non-governmental organizations and players from 21 different countries.

Mapping and Assessing our Ecosystems and Their Services

7 October 2013

- Mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services – Where do we stand with mapping ecosystem services from a technical and policy angle at EU and MS levels and how these services are planned to be integrated into national accounting systems? – Patrick Murphy, DG Environment, European Commission

– Approaches for mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services – Leon Braat, Alterra Wageningen UR

Experiences and methods on mapping ecosystems and ecosystem services

Developing a Spatial Framework for Mapping Ecosystem Services in the UK –Matt  Smith, Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Experiences from small scale ecosystem mapping and valuation exercises from Lithuania – Vytautas Narusevicius, Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency

Open questions on ecosystem service indicators – Bálint Czúcz, Centre for Ecological Research – Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungary

How to account for our Natural Capital and to consider its limitations – International experiences

The Natural Capital Declaration and Roadmap – Ivo Mulder, UNEP FI

Limitations of ecosystems services evaluation and ways to improve it – Luuk Knippenberg, Radboud University Nijmegen

Restoring Ecosystems and Offsetting Ecosystems Loss

8 October 2013

Restoring Europe’s ecosystems – Concepts, priorities and implementation – Patrick Murphy, DG Environment, European Commission

Implementation of the restoration targets at the national level and examples on restoring ecosystems in the CEE

– Restoring grassland habitats in Romania –  Razvan  Popa,  ADEPT Foundation

European River Restoration: Past trends and Future ambitions – Chris Baker, Wetlands International

Habitat restoration through stakeholder cooperation in Slovakia – Lubomira Vavrova, BROZ

The habitat restoration concept and concrete case studies from Duna-Ipoly National Park, Hungary   –   Katalin   Sipos,   Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate


Experiences  on using Innovative  Financing Mechanisms  for biodiversity financing in the CEE

Using Innovative Financing Mechanisms to implement the restoration targets – Ian Dickie, eftec

Building partnerships with companies – an example from Slovakia on bat species conservation – Lubomira Vavrova, BROZ

– Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Danube Basin  –  Alberto Arroyo Schnell, WWF Europe

– Bulgarian Enterprise for Management of Environmental Protection Activities – using taxes for conservation – Stefan Avramov, Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation

The No Net Loss Initiative and the offsetting mechanisms in practice 

A Potential tool to achieve ‘No Net Loss’ – offsetting and the No Net Loss Initiative  – Patrick Murphy, DG Environment, European Commission

Examples of offsetting schemes and their functioning in practice – Hannah Mowat, FERN

Offsetting case studies from Germany and Switzerland – Friedrich Wulf, Friends of the Earth Europe

Find here the Agenda and the Background document. The reports of the event will be available soon.

The project is generously supported by the International Visegrad Fund, the European Commission and the Central European Initiative.