Together with one of its Swedish partner (FORES) and its Vietnamese partner (BCA), Inclusive Business Sweden presented a poster at the ESPA 2013 Annual Science Conference: “Winners and Losers: Trade-offs in Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation” that took place in London on the 20th and 21st of November.ESPA_logo

The conference brought together leading experts from around the world to present the latest research findings on Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA). Across the developing world, millions of people are utterly dependent on their surroundings, with local environments relied upon on to provide life’s essentials to an increasingly varied cross section of society. Managing habitats so that they stay healthy and contribute to the fight against poverty is a major challenge for the decades ahead. To do this requires an understanding of how different groups benefit from nature. Do certain land management decisions improve life for some at the expense of others? Can these conflicting demands be balanced fairly? And how are the needs of nature balanced against the needs of people?

The poster was entitled “Evaluating alternatives for designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services structures for coastal wetland and mangrove forest ecosystems in Mui Ca Mau National Park (Vietnam)” where the main findings of our current work in Vietnam were summarized.  You can take a close look to the poster here.