Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ecosystem services guide

The World Resources Institute (WRI) and its partners have produced a guide for the public sector on how to take ecosystem services into account in economic and social strategies. Ecosystem Services: A Guide for Decision Makers provides examples of how the success of projects, plans and policies can benefit from incorporating ecosystem services. The guide introduces various methods to link ecosystems and development, including an ecosystem services framework, ecosystem service prioritization, trends analyses, ecosystem service mapping, economic valuation, scenario planning, and a portfolio of policy options targeted at sustaining ecosystem services. You can find the guide online.

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