Тhe Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has issued a media release on the topic Land Degradation & Restoration: Better Evidence-based Information Critical to Achieve Global Goals. [Read more…] about IPBES media release: Land degradation & restoration
A new paper on ecosystem services in the Big Ben region of the Chihuahuan Desert was recently published in the journal Ecosystem Services. [Read more…] about New paper on desert ecosystem services
This new study uses the value transfer methodology to calculate a broad value for 7 Ramsar wetlands in Costa Rica, in order to start the discussion about the ecosystem services approach with the government so they can design new policies, institutions and financial mechanisms to better manage this natural capital. [Read more…] about Economic value of wetlands in Costa Rica (Spanish)
We’d like to call your attention to a new paper that estimates the future value of global ecosystem services under four scenarios to the year 2050. The paper was authored by Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Sharolyn Anderson and Paul Sutton.
Results show that the global value of ecosystem services can either decrease by USD $51 trillion/yr or increase by USD $30 trillion/yr, depending on which scenario we choose. [Read more…] about The future value of ecosystem services: Global scenarios and national implications
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has just published a report on ecosystem service accounting as the initial contribution of the JRC to the Integrated Natural Capital Accounting (INCA) project.
You can download the report here.