A family of techniques which use individual respondents statements about their preferences to estimate change in utility associated with a proposed increase in quality or quantity of an ecosystem service or bundle of services. Respondents are presented with one or more hypothetical policy or
A toolkit for valuing the benefits of green infrastructure, consisting of a spreadsheet calculator and a user guide. Monetary and non-monetary values are calculated, generally using a benefits transfer approach. Can be used either to value a planned intervention, or existing green infrastructure.
Eco Chain is an approach to raise the awareness of local people with respect to the interdependence and relationships between different components of ecosystems in a given landscape which are interconnected like a chain, i.e. it is necessary to maintain biodiversity to preserve its associated ES.
Benefits transfer (BT), or more generally - value transfer (VT) - refers to applying quantitative estimates of ecosystem service values from existing studies to another context. You take value estimates from a study site, and apply them with adjustments to a policy site where time or resource
The "Wildlife diseases on the increase" policy brief focuses on Wildlife diseases, highlighting their increase and the threat they pose to Europe’s biodiversity, and proposing policy recommendations using the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus as an example. The 4-page brief is
Tool Assessor is the UK's online resource on analytical tools that link the environment and society A wide range of tools for analysing ecosystem services, natural capital and green infrastructure have been developed in recent years in the UK and globally, and more are in development.
Guidelines for setting up a non-profit resident-run enterprise for managing community assets, applying an adaptive PPP approach.
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
Eurosite, in cooperation with EKLIPSE, is organising a two-day short course, which will provide managers of protected sites with the necessary knowledge and steps to take in achieving Science and Policy collaboration regarding biodiversity and ecosystems services on one hand, and how to put them in
MCDA is an "umbrella term to describe a collection of formal approaches which seek to take explicit account of multiple criteria in helping individuals or groups explore decisions that matter" (Belton and Stewart, 2002, p. 2). The basic idea of MCDA methods is to evaluate the performance
LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecological important landscapes beyond protected areas. The method uses existing globally available web-based databases and models to provide an ecological score based on five key ecological features (biodiversity, fragmentation, threat,
Europe is full of natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Europe's natural capital. This map provides a rich
Hedonic pricing is the study of multi-correlation between environmental characteristics of a good and its sales price. The Hedonic property pricing (HPP) method can be used to estimate monetary values for ecosystem services that directly affect amenities of properties which in turn are reflected in
The ecosystem services card game is a method developed to capture the sociocultural values related to ecosystem services. This method specifically focuses on exploring and understanding human preferences and perceptions on ecosystem services (Fontaine et al., 2013). The ecosystem services card
Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being - URBES Factsheet #2
Human beings are an integral and inseparable part of the natural world. Our existence and health ultimately depends on the integrity and functioning of ecosystems. This URBES factsheet presents research findings and policy recommendations which underline the value of biodiversity and ecosystem
CoKnow Consulting is offering facilitation and training to build capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary processes, by supporting you and your stakeholders to co-produce knowledge and co-design solutions for sustainability. One tool which has proven to be particularly helpful is the Net-Map tool
This dataset demonstrates the relevance of accounting for landscape heterogeneity for particular ecosystem services and can be used to study trade-offs among ecosystem services through spatial planning.
Green space factors and points systems have been used in several European cities as a policy instrument to attain desired levels of green and blue surfaces in new property developments (Farrugia et al., 2013; Fongar, 2015; Kruuse, 2011; Szulczewskaa et al., 2014). Different green and blue '
About “Guidance on choice and application of instruments” Task 4.5 coordinates the work and information flow across WP4 Instruments and produced an overall synthesis of the operational potential of ES/NC instruments, a road map for their application and practice guidance for choice and use of ES/
OpenNESS provides the opportunity to test and refine the classification so that it can be used more generally as we move towards operationalisation. In general terms some standardisation of definitions and terminology would be helpful so that cross-comparisons of ecosystem outputs would be possible