This working group focuses on the development and improvement of specific tools for trade-off analysis and project evaluation (see aims). The actual application in practice and the translation into practical guidelines and toolkits is part of the ESP Service “Case studies, Learning sites, Guidelines and Toolkits”.
Specific activities of the working group currently include:
- Organizing a session on Use of ES in trade-off assessment tools and other DSS at the 8th ESP World Conference, with the aim to present novel approaches to asses ecosystem service trade-offs,
- Preparing a Special Issue in the Ecosystem Services Journal (Elsevier) as an outcome of the session,
- Compiling a database of available models and tools for the assessment of trade-offs among multiple ecosystem services.