Ecosystem service valuation is a process that quantifies the economic benefits of nature for inclusion in decision-making at scales from local to global. The EVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of ecosystem service valuation by providing a comprehensive, searchable online database of values for
The Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit is an interactive database that helps businesses find the right tools to measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital as they use the Natural Capital Protocol. By tools, we mean any resource, methodology or approach that is relevant to
This background paper draws on reviews of the mainstreaming targets and indicators of selected NBSAPs from countries at different stages of their mainstreaming process, and the approaches to assessing the success of mainstreaming biodiversity and other issues into development. Recommendations are
This tool is intended to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the extent to which biodiversity and development objectives are already integrated at the national level and the obstacles and constraints that need to be overcome to promote further, and more effective, integration. It
HABEaS stands for Hotspot Areas for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and is a free online geographic information system that provides information on biodiversity and ecosystem services to stakeholders in the Mediterranean Basin. Currently, it covers Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Shadow pricing is highly appropriate to elicit monetary values and anthropocentric instrumental values of nature's benefits. When society sets environmental targets on the provision of non-marketed ecosystem services it is an implicit valuation of the services. The shadow price is the marginal
This factsheet illustrates how cultural ecosystem services offer a gateway to raising awareness of the wide range of ecosystem services provided by nature, their importance for quality of life and human health in cities, and their role in encouraging urban environmental stewardship.
This case study analysis describes experiences on the ground with ecosystem service assessments and the way they are used in decision making processes. The overall aim was to better understand the role of such assessments and to distil lessons in relation to their effectiveness in supporting policy
There is no clear definition of participatory economic valuation methods. wo common features can be identified: a concern with reflecting stakeholders’ own perceptions, references and categories of value, and efforts to ensure that ecosystem service users and beneficiaries are directly
JECAMI is an online application that facilitates the analysis of ecological connectivity in the European alpine region. Zoom to your area of interest and discover the values of different connectivity indicators in the Layers menu. If you have a kml layer of your area, just upload it to the CSI
Time use study is an innovation of the conventional stated preference techniques, in particular taken from the contingent valuation approach. In this case, the payment vehicle is expressed in labour hours rather than monetary units (use in the classical willingness to pay studies) (Kenter et al.
The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform is a user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that allows stakeholders to assess climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for a range of sectors, including agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts, water resources and urban development. The linked
Deliberative valuation is not one particular valuation method, but it is a valuation paradigm (Raymond et al. 2014) providing a framework to combine various tools and techniques that bridges citizens and academia as well as different disciplines within science. Deliberative valuation invites
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