Ecosystem Services Program Initiatives

Technical Working Group on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG)

The Technical Working Group on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG) aims to generate momentum for the inclusion of agriculture as a climate change mitigation option in the United States and abroad. The T-AGG initiative includes engagement of stakeholdersm, decision makers, and expert assessment of high-quality mitigation research.

National Ecosystem Services Partnership

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) engages both public and private individuals and organizations to enhance collaboration within the ecosystem services community and to strengthen coordination of policy and market implementation and research at the national level. NESP is an initiative of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and was developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with donations of expertise and time from many public and private institutions.

Ecosystem Services Working Group

The Duke Ecosystem Services Working Group integrates the ecological, economic, legal, and policy expertise of faculty, staff, and students across Duke to discuss and address issues concerning ecosystem services.Their combined knowledge enables us to explore the full spectrum of ecosystem services issues, such as mapping supply and demand for ecosystem services, valuation of services, and understanding and building policies and markets to incorporate ecosystem services into our decisions and economy.