The means determine the end – Pursuing integrated valuation in practice

In environmental valuation, although it is well recognised that the choice of method heavily affects the outcome, little is known on how existing valuation methods actually elicit the different values. Through the assessment of real-life applications of valuation of nature, this study tracks down the suitability of 21 valuation methods for 11 value types

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Progress and Challenges in Valuing Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services

Coastal and marine ecosystems (CMEs) generate some of the most important services to humankind, but they are endangered from overexploitation and loss. The widespread decline in CME services suggests that it is important to understand what is at stake in terms of the critical benefits and values of these services. This article examines how

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Managing for ocean biodiversity to sustain marine ecosystem services

Managing a complex ecosystem to balance delivery of all of its services is at the heart of ecosystem‐based management. But how can this balance be accomplished amidst the conflicting demands of stakeholders, managers, and policy makers? In marine ecosystems, several common ecological mechanisms link biodiversity to ecosystem functioning and to a complex of essential

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Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services

Human-dominated marine ecosystems are experiencing accelerating loss of populations and species, with largely unknown consequences. We analyzed local experiments, long-term regional time series, and global fisheries data to test how biodiversity loss affects marine ecosystem services across temporal and spatial scales. Overall, rates of resource collapse increased and recovery potential, stability, and water quality

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Participatory coastal management through elicitation of ecosystem service preferences and modelling driven by “coastal squeeze”

The Baixo Vouga Lagunar (BVL) is part of Ria de Aveiro coastal lagoon in Portugal, which is classified as a Special Protection Area under the European Habitats and Birds Directives. This part of the system, corresponding to the confluence of the Vouga River with the lagoon, is very important culturally and socioeconomically for the local communities, taking

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Valuing the Marine Estate and UK Seas: An Ecosystem Services Framework – Marine Estate Research Report

The Crown Estate is committed to the UK shared principles of Sustainable Development through achieving a sustainable economy, promoting good governance and using sound science responsibly. Economic activities occurring within the marine environment have both positive and negative relationships with sustainable development objectives, i.e. with each other and with social and environmental objectives, but

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Valuing the Marine Estate and UK Seas: Initial Static Baseline Assessment – Marine Estate Research Report

This study provides an initial static assessment of the value of benefits to human welfare provided by ecosystem services in the marine environment. The aim of the assessment is to underpin further development of a more dynamic baseline valuation that projects these initial values into the future and a spatial assessment that will seek

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Approach for reporting on ecosystem services: Incorporating ecosystem services into an organization’s Topics performance disclosure

In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and consultancy CREM, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has been assessing opportunities to translate emerging thinking around Ecosystem Services into sustainability reporting indicators and approaches that can be used as a starting point by organizations in all sectors. read the

By |2018-11-07T21:45:39+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Reports|Tags: |Comments Off on Approach for reporting on ecosystem services: Incorporating ecosystem services into an organization’s Topics performance disclosure

Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: An analytical framework for mapping and assessment of ecosystem condition in EU

The fifth MAES report has been published. This report makes proposals for measuring the condition of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystem types based on a selection of indicators. A set with specific indicators is available for assessment of ecosystem condition per ecosystem type. A core set with key indicators is available to support an integrated ecosystem assessment

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A place-based approach to payments for ecosystem services

Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes are proliferating but are challenged by insufficient attention to spatial and temporal inter-dependencies, interactions between different ecosystems and their services, and the need for multi-level governance. To address these challenges, this paper develops a place-based approach to the development and implementation of PES schemes that incorporates multi-level governance,

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