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What is a Town Hall Meeting? No, it is not a meeting at the Council. But these events are run in a similar way – where leaders in the ES community meet with the broader community to hear from them on topics of interest or to discuss new collaborations, ideas, or opportunities to launch important products (e.g. books, open access tools) or major projects.

Each Town Hall Meeting is under the guidance and direction of the Meeting Organiser who moderates a lively discussion. In this informal setting, attendees are encouraged to take an active role and participate in discussions led by the moderator. Town Halls Meetings will run for up to 45 mins.

Places for Town Hall Meetings are very limited.

Participants are encouraged to share their voice in these collaborative discussions!


Current Town Hall Meetings

(this page is updated as the program developments)


Town Hall Meeting 1: EcoAdapt in the Pacific

EcoAdapt in the Pacific is a five-year multi-disciplinary research project that aims to identify appropriate adaptation interventions in the coastal zone of Pacific island states and territories in the face of a rapidly changing climate and ongoing capital-intensive development. The focus of this Town Hall Meeting is to present work undertaken by the economic and social science teams in the context of Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Topics covered include the development and application of a remotely operable, rapid assessment methodology for valuing ecosystem services at national and regional scales, the outcome of a social benefit-cost analysis of ecosystem-based climate change adaptation, an application of Q-method to reveal dominant discourses towards natural resource management and sustainable development, and approaches to climate change adaptation for human settlements and ecosystems, with a particular focus on aspects of resilience, adaptive capacity and the goals of adaptation.

Meeting Organisers: Griffith University, Climate Change Response Program

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Town Hall Meeting 2: New Zealand’s engagement in IPBES




Meeting Organisers: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

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Town Hall Meeting 3: Standards and Principles for Nature-based Solutions



Meeting Organisers: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Register now for the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum