Thank you for attending OESF 2019 from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
OESF 2019 activities
Monday 2nd-Tuesday 3rd:
- Pre-forum workshops: a setting for courses, training or stakeholders to discuss technical topics and engage in active exchanges of ideas and expertise. 8 workshops to choose from, organised by: Scion, ANU,USGS, GEO, AAG, esri, Massey University, MfE, Stats NZ, He Oranga mo Nga Uri Tuku Iho Trust, Manaaki Whenua & IUCN.
Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th:
- Plenaries: feature inspiring and up-coming leaders from the Oceania Region.
- Presentation Sessions: Opportunities for high quality natural and social science researchers, practitioners and decision makers from all sectors to orally present their work based on OESF 2019 topics.
- Town Hall-Style Meetings: Offer a sounding board for new collaborations and ideas, or opportunities to launch important products. Organised by Griffith University, IUCN, NIWA and University of Auckland.
- Side Events: Provide an opportunity for member based organisations to hold meetings, or experts to hold discussions on high-level topics.led by IUCN CEM; USGS, GEO, AAG, esri; and WWF New Zealand, NIWA and University of Auckland.
- Field Trip: Four stops to explore practical application of ecosystem services in Christchurch: Bexley Wetlands and Christchurch Red Zone, Travis Wetlands, Raddclife Road and STYX Living Laboratory, and Willow Bank Reserve (Zoo).
Wednesday 4th September
- SESSION 1a: Multiple conceptualization of valuation and assessment of natural capital and ecosystem services
- SESSION 1b: Capacity building, empowerment, education & communication
- SESSION 1c: Ecosystem services & business; and sustainable development
- SESSION 2a: Experiences and learning in developing and using environmental-economic accounting & ecosystem assessment
- SESSION 2b: Indigenous and local knowledge on ecosystem services and their contribution to wellbeing or good quality of life
- SESSION 2c: Using ecosystem services and nature’s contribution to people concepts at a sector level including in forestry, agriculture, fisheries
Thursday 5th September
- SESSION 3a: Land and sea scape planning
- SESSION 3b: Institutional and legal frameworks, and poly-centric governance for employing an ecosystem services approach to natural resource decision making
- SESSION 3c: Public & private investment in ecosystem services (eg REDD+, PES, green finance, market-based & voluntary mechanisms) & impact investments
- SESSION 4a: Climate Change; ES & protected areas management
- SESSION 4b: ES & urban ecosystems
Code of Conduct