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Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London ESPA Deltas: ASSESSING HEALTH, LIVELIHOODS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

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1 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London ESPA Deltas: ASSESSING HEALTH, LIVELIHOODS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN POPULOUS DELTAS: OBJECTIVES AND PROGRESS Prof. Robert J. Nicholls University of Southampton

2 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London ESPA Delta: Overall Aim To provide policy makers with the knowledge and tools to enable them to evaluate the effects of policy decisions on ecosystem services and people's livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh

3 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London Main Study Site

4 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London The Delta

5 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London ESPA Delta: Project Aims To understand the present relationship between ecosystem services and human well-being and health. To predict how these ecosystem services might evolve over the coming years and decades (up to years) [Timeframe of the Bangladesh Delta Plan] To analyse how policy can influence these outcomes and promote ecosystem services and human well-being and health. To select robust policies that are effective across the range of uncertainty. Using participatory approaches.

6 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London Project Structure

7 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London Participatory Aspects Stakeholder mapping Identifying stakeholder issues (and questions) Defining credible scenarios of the future Interpreting future simulations/proposing policy interventions (iterative process) Project legacy

8 Workshop: Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? Charles Darwin House, Central London ESPA Deltas: ASSESSING HEALTH, LIVELIHOODS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN POPULOUS DELTAS: OBJECTIVES AND PROGRESS Prof. Robert J. Nicholls University of Southampton


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