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Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans, say ...

Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans, say ... | Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Climate sceptics have seized on a pause in warming over the past five years, but the long-term trend is still upwards.
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Making Ecosystem Services Count - Water, Land and Ecosystems | CGIAR.org

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The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and partners will be attending the 6th Annual ESP Conference: Making Ecosystem Services Count in Bali, Indonesia 26-30 August 2013.

 

The conference is organized by the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) and convened by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and CGIAR Research Program: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. 


While agricultural development has progressed in leaps and bounds to feed the global population, it has not come without environmental and production costs. These environmental costs have limited the ecosystem services on which we depend, including agricultural production as well as access to clean water, protection from natural disasters and fertile soils.

 

Ecosystem services and resilience is a cross-cutting theme of WLE.  The theme focuses on ecosystem service-based approaches which aim to move beyond agriculture that ‘does no harm’, to an integrated approach that boosts agricultural production concurrently with other benefits such as soil and water quality, biological conservation, and increased resilience of rural communities.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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