We are pleased to share with you the latest version of the Ecosystem Service Valuation Database.
For this update, we teamed-up with Agrifood Economics Division (ESA) of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). ESVD data are linked to the Biodiversity Integrated Assessment and Computation Tool (B-INTACT) for evaluating the ‘social cost of biodiversity’ indicator (one out of a set of indicators employed in the tool). Our focus was on increasing the coverage of the database for natural terrestrial biomes in order to improve the current indicator robustness. We also expanded data towards Mangroves (Coastal systems biome) as part of a meta-analytic application of ESVD, commissioned by the World Bank.
The update in a nutshell:
- Lasted 4 months (September-December 2020)
- 746 value records added
- 262 more studies analysed
- 282 records reviewed
What is next for ESVD?
We are currently working on a ‘Dutch’ focused update with ES valuation data from the country itself, overseas territories as well as areas that are impacted by the Dutch resource supply chain.
Finally, this will be the last excel based version that we will share with the community. That is only because the next update (and all updates to follow) will be accessible through the online platform (currently under development), using your own username and password. With the online platform, we aim to bring all the information at your fingertips with easy access, data query, visualisation, and analytical functionalities. Stay tuned!
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