ERM is attending and presenting at the 2018 ACES conference, being held this year in Arlington, Virginia.

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2018 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.

ACES 2018 will bring together international scientists, practitioners, managers, and policy-makers from government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in natural systems and their relationship with human well-being.

Some of the specific themes that will be addressed in conference sessions include:

  • Ecosystem Services and the Private Sector: Finance, Investment and Corporate Sustainability
  • Environmental Markets and Ecosystem Services 
  • Examples of how Ecosystem Services are used to Inform Public and Private Decisions 
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Decision-making and Ecosystem Services 
  • Valuation of Ecosystem Services
  • Developing Natural Capital Accounts