1. Introduction & Objectives
Our vision: A world where the multitude of values of nature held by peoples is respected, where natural resources are used within local and planetary boundaries and where benefits and burdens from the use of nature are equitably spread within and across societies and generations.
Our objective: The objective of this TWG is to promote principles of strong sustainability and environmental justice in valuation methodologies, advance the science and practice of ecosystem service valuation, and create awareness on the social, ecological, and economic implications of valuation choices.
Any decision-making involves choices and trade-offs, consciously or sub-consciously. To make balanced and transparent decisions, as much information as possible about all the trade-offs involved is essential.
The values of nature, its benefits and good quality of life can be expressed in many ways. Trade-offs often occur between different types of values. These trade-offs cannot be captured with single-value perspectives. Monetary, non-monetary, qualitative, quantitative, legal institutions, ethical norms, … Value Integration deals with the methodological challenge of consistently combining a diversity of value systems in resource use decisions, aiming at making decisions more transparent.
2. Lead Team & Members
- Sander Jacobs, Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Brussels, Belgium
- Nicolas Dendoncker
- Erik Gómez-Baggethun
- Joachim H. Spangenberg
- Kati Vierikko, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Luke Brander, Hong Kong
- Jana Frelichova, CzechGlobe, Brno, Czech Republic
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Our working group is organized as horizontal and informal as possible.
3. Related Networks and Projects
OpenNESS, OPERAS, BEES, ESCOM…
4. More Information
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