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REGISTRATION IS OPEN: international seminar on integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning

By keeping a well-started tradition to organize acknowledged, interesting and wholesome international events in spring, the LIFE Viva Grass project invites to the seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”, to be held in Sigulda, Latvia, May 16-18, 2018.

This time, attention, discussions and exchange of opinions will be paid to such topics as:

  • contribution of the ecosystem services concept in the development of planning solutions;
  • potentials and limitations of the existing spatial planning system for integration of the ecosystem services concept;
  • stakeholder engagement in building knowledge on ecosystem service supply and prioritization of land-use alternatives.

The seminar will include study visit to the LIFE Viva Grass project demo areas. You will have an opportunity to see the results of landscape planning and grassland restoration in Cēsis municipality and grasslands restoration & sustainable management in farm “Šovites” in Vecpiebalga municipality. Also, a walking tour to grasslands will take place in the Gauja river valley near Sigulda.

Please find preliminary agenda here, the online registration is open – please click here.

The overview of our previous international events:

  • Ecosystem Services Platform meeting “COSTING THE EARTH? – translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision making””, 10.-12.05.2017, Tallinn, Estonia – please click here;
  • International conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage”, 6.-8.10.2016, Palmse, Estonia – please click here;
  • Think tank exchange seminar “Enhancing Economic viability of Grasslands by Green Farming in Europe”, Kandava, 27.-29.05.2015, Kandava, Latvia – please click here.
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