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Seminar materials “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”

On May 16-18, 2018 LIFE Viva Grass project held a very successful  seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”, Sigulda, Latvia.

2 sessions were held on May 16, 2018 – “Spatial information obtained through ES mapping and assessment as input land-use planning and decision making” and “Contribution of the ES concept in development of planning solutions” where lectors shared their experience on  mapping of ecosystems, their conditions and services.

3 sessions were held on May 17: “Potentials  and  limitations  of  the  existing  spatial  planning  system  for integration of the ES concept”; “Stakeholder engagement for building knowledge on ES supply& demand and prioritisation of the land-use alternatives” and “Integrated approach to ES assessment and up-taking of the ES concept into policy and decision-making process” concluded with the panel  discussion:  towards  integrated,  ecosystem  service-based  approach  to  land  -use planning and decision-making.

On May 17 study visit to the LIFE Viva Grass project demo areas was held. Participants had 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. On May 18 the tour to grassland restoration sites in the Gauja river valley near Sigulda was held.

Agenda May 16-18, 2018
00_Fammler_opening
01_Ruskule_Introduction
02_Syrbe_National_mapping_Germany
03_Pereira_LINESAM_Lithuania
04_Vinogradovs_Tradeoffs_Latvia
05_Alberico_LIFESAM4CP_Italy
06_Liekens_NatureValueexplorer_Belgium
07_Viinikka_Green_infrastructure_Finland
08_Villoslada_Bioenergy_Green_infrastructure_Estonia
09_Ruskule_Landscape_planning_Latvia
10_Razinkovas_Baziukas_Curonian_lagoon_Lithuania
12_Honavko_Spatial_planning_Latvia
13_Gonzalez_Stakeholders_landscape_planning_Spain
15_Arnell_Integrated_ecosystem_assessment_UK

Pictures from the seminar and study visits: HERE.

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