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15 November 2021
Between 8 to 9 November 2021, the second National Ecosystem Accounting Germany Conference took place in Hannover, Germany as a cooperation between MAIA, the Leibniz University Hannover, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Federal Statistical Office.  On the first Conference day, the newly adapted SEEA EA standard and its implication for the German Ecosystem Accounting were the focus of discussion. Ongoing...
19 October 2021
A recent research article that investigates the ecosystem accounting to support the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is now available in the Ecological Indicators journal. The study has been conducted by MAIA’s coordinator Prof. Lars Hein (Wageningen University, the Netherlands), project manager Nicolas Grondard (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and project member Dr. Lenny G.J. Van Bussel (Wageningen University, the Netherlands). MAIA’s experts have focused on the Netherlands, for whi...
19 October 2021
MAIA's partners at NINA Oslo are looking for a Researcher in ecological economics for a permanent position. However, should you have recently received your PhD, NINA may consider offering a post-doc position. The requirement for a doctoral degree may also be deviated from. It is an advantage to have knowledge of and /or experience from Norwegian nature management, but this is not a condition. Tasks and Job specifications:  The position will be linked to research on economic instrument...
30 September 2021
Trinity College Dublin is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative researcher, with expertise in Natural Capital Accounting, to join the interdisciplinary Farm Zero C project. Farm Zero C is an SFI-funded collaboration between industry and academia, which aims to deliver a range of strategies to help to create a more sustainable and resilient dairy sector. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a replicable net zero emissions model for dairy farmers. The Farm Zero C team is...
29 September 2021
In pursuit to maximise the visibility of the MAIA fact sheets which summarise the state of affairs on natural capital accounting (NCA) in the connected to the project countries, MAIA is conducting a targeted social media campaign, which aims to showcase the most important highlights of the fact sheets. The campaign is portraying the MAIA-conducted focused interviews with the national coordinators of the associated with the project countries in an engaging and user-friendly manner in the form...
20 September 2021
During the MAIA technical workshop, which took place between 15 to 17 August 2021 in Varna, Bulgaria, an extensive interview has been carried out with the project's coordinator Prof. Lars Hein (Wageningen University, The Netherlands).  Throughout the talk, Prof. Hein explained in a detail the main goals and objectives of MAIA, as well as the current progress of the project. He also emphasised that despite of the present COVID-19 restrictions and limitations, the MAIA consortium has manag...
2 September 2021
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) organised a three-day technical workshop on the advancements and challenges in ecosystem services accounting in Bulgaria, as part of the country’s involvement in MAIA. The meeting was held in a hybrid format from 15-17 August 2021 in the Creativity House of BAS in Varna, Bulgaria. Hosted by the Bulgarian National Coordinator Prof Boian Koulov (BAS) the event was attended by MAIA’s project coordinator Prof Lars Hein (Wageningen University, the Nethe...
14 July 2021
The 3rd Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Europe Regional Conference took place in Tartu, Estonia from 7-10 June 2021. The three-day hybrid event was part of the bi-annual cycle of ESP regional conferences around the globe, where this time around the theme was “Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes.” The event has been divided in a number of thematic sessions, one of which has been led by MAIA partners, titled “From assessment to accounting: how coun...
12 July 2021
On 13 July 2021 OSPAR is going to hold a special natural capital accounting (NCA) meeting, which will take place in an entirely online environment. In March 2021 the United Nations adopted the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting—Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA), or natural capital accounting. In accordance to this, OSPAR has organised this event in order to introduce the indepth concept of NCA. Protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources, OSPAR Commissio...
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