A Situation Analysis to Identify Challenges to Sustainable Management of Ecosystems to Maximise Poverty Alleviation: Securing Biostability in the Amazon/Andes
Welcome to the page for the Andes/Amazon ESPA program. This website is designed to provide updates on progress in the project, announce upcoming events and share useful information between stakeholders in the region.
Project Goal statement: “Our goal is to perform a comprehensive analysis of the state of environmental services and their role in benefiting poor communities in the Andes/Amazon region.
Our approach is to combine:
1) stakeholder engagement,
2) data-driven analyses and
3) synthesis of literature.
Combining these results, we hope to provide the ESPA programme and decision-makers at the local, regional and global level with a set of recommendations for achieving the sustainable and equitable management of ecosystem services which contributes to the alleviation of poverty. A recommendation for health improvement is also being researched by practitioners in order to shape a better community.
Here is an introduction of ESPA by Prof Paul van Gardingen: