June 9, 2015

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH – IFC Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment & Management

The Good Practice Handbook developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with ESSA, to assist private sector companies in emerging markets assess cumulative impacts and guide them in the design and implementation of measures to manage these impacts, is now available in Spanish on […]
February 17, 2015

Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

ESSA’s most experienced adaptive management practitioners have written a chapter on Adaptive Management Today: A Practitioners’ Perspective in a book entitled Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems , now available via the Springer website: Adaptive Management Today: A Practitioners’ Perspective Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems      
February 5, 2015

Reflections on child-centered climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia

Children are often more vulnerable to impacts of climate change than adults. How can we generate recommendations for scaling (child-centred) climate change adaptation/resilience programming? ESSA’s senior climate change specialist Jimena Eyzaguirre worked with Plan International to evaluate a pilot project (4CA) in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, […]
January 19, 2015

Principles for Designing Environmental Monitoring Triggers

Designing effective monitoring programs can be a significant challenge. Monitoring programs need to consider three types of protection, protection from: 1) “finding” an effect that is not real (false positive – type I statistical error); 2) from missing a real effect (false negative – type […]