Webinar Series: Natural capital and ecosystem services in research, policy and practice

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00 (Europe/Brussels)

How do you include non-monetary values in decision-making?

Third in a series of webinars focusing on 6 aspects the OPERAs project explored. Each webinar will highlight the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools. There will also be an opportunity to ask the OPERAs experts questions at the end of each webinar and the debate will continue on Oppla.

This webinar will consists of 3 talks by Craig Bullock at University College Dublin, Ariane Walz at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Katjia Schmidt, also at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The webinar will discuss why it is important to be conscious of non-monetary values in any decision making regarding ecosystem services. It will discuss the different types of ecosystem service benefits and which of these can be valued using monetary valuation and which are relevant to non-monetary valuation. Different types of social and socio-cultural values will be described along with their relationship to economic values and relevance to ecosystem services.  The webinar will discuss the benefit of including these values in decision making and how these methods can provide qualitative and quantitative output.  This will be followed with a discussion of the different applications used in the OPERAs project, the rationale for the choice of method and the types of output obtained

In the last part of the webinar, we introduce a novel tool for the assessment and visualisation of land use preferences (LANDPREF). LANDPREF is an interactive tool that requires the adjustment of competing land uses indicating the participant’s desired vision of the landscape in the future while exploring different levels of trade-off. 

The third in this series of webinars, 'How do you include non monetary values in decision making?' took place on Monday 25 September 2017,  at 1pm CET.

You can view the recording on Oppla's news page.

You can view the questions from the webinar and add your own comments or questions via Ask Oppla