The Global Program for Sustainability (GPS) and the Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Landscape Assessment (BELA) initiative at the World Bank launched the Embedding Ecosystems Services into Policy (EESP) training program. This program aims to deliver tailored capacity-building to support policymakers and technical staff in governments to move beyond the initial landscape and ecosystems assessments to translate biophysical analyses into financial and economic feasibility and trade-off analyses that can inform policy development and planning processes.
- Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of the value of biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscape assessments in effective and climate resilient policymaking
- Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of, and apply tools and methods for incorporating ecosystem assessments into national planning processes.
- Participants will collaborate and exchange knowledge with various national and regional actors, and work towards establishing a national network of institutions essential in creating an enabling environment for the uptake of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting approaches