Scoping Study for a National Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services in Germany (NEA-DE)
In a Scoping Study for a National Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services in Germany (NEA-DE), we investigated how an assessment could best be designed and implemented in a way that is effective and responsive to the requirements of potential users in policy, administration, economy and society.
The study explore the context conditions for an assessment of ecosystems and their services in Germany, identifies policy-relevant questions and proposes two options for a modular implementation. The study was developed by an interdisciplinary team at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), supported by external scientists.
The full text of the scoping study can be downloaded by clicking on the image or the reference, an Executive Summary in English is available here: NEA − Executive Summary (131.8 KB)
A related paper appeared in the journal TATUP:
C., Albert, C. Görg, C. Neßhöver, H. Wittmer, M. Hinzmann (2014): Ökosysteme und ihre Leistungen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Sondierungsstudie für ein Nationales Assessment in Deutschland: Ziele und erste Ergebnisse. In: Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis 23 (1): 54-59.