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Title (Primary) Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. An analytical framework for ecosystem assessments under action 5 of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020
Author Maes, J.; Teller, A.; Erhard, M.; Liquete, C.; Braat, L.; Berry, P.; Egoh, B.; Puydarrieux, P.; Fiorina, C.; Santo, F.; Paracchini, M.L.; Keune, H.; Wittmer, H.; Hauck, J.; Fiala, I.; Verburg, P.H.; Condé, S.; Schägner, J.P.; San Miguel, J.; Estreguil, C.; Ostermann, O.; Barredo, J.I.; Pereira, H.M.; Stott, A.; Laporte, V.; Meiner, A.; Olah, B.; Royo Gelabert, E.; Spyropoulou, R.; Petersen, J.E.; Maguire, C.; Zal, N.; Achilleos, E.; Rubin, A.; Ledoux, L.; Brown, C.; Raes, C.; Jacobs, S.; Vandewalle, M.; Connor, D.; Bidoglio, G.;
Year 2013
Department NSF; UPOL;
Language englisch;
Abstract Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 calls Member States to map and
assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory with the
assistance of the European Commission. The objective of this discussion paper is to
support the development of a coherent analytical framework to be applied by the EU
and its Member States in order to ensure consistent approaches are used.
In line with the Millennium Ecosystem assessment, the objective of the EU
assessment is to provide a critical evaluation of the best available information for
guiding decisions on complex public issues. It is therefore framed by a broad set of
key policy questions. It is structured around a conceptual framework that links human
societies and their well-being with the environment. More specifically, the paper
proposes a typology of ecosystems to be assessed and mapped and the use of the
Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES) developed for
environmental accounting purposes.
ID 13610
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13610
Maes, J., Teller, A., Erhard, M., Liquete, C., Braat, L., Berry, P., Egoh, B., Puydarrieux, P., Fiorina, C., Santo, F., Paracchini, M.L., Keune, H., Wittmer, H., Hauck, J., Fiala, I., Verburg, P.H., Condé, S., Schägner, J.P., San Miguel, J., Estreguil, C., Ostermann, O., Barredo, J.I., Pereira, H.M., Stott, A., Laporte, V., Meiner, A., Olah, B., Royo Gelabert, E., Spyropoulou, R., Petersen, J.E., Maguire, C., Zal, N., Achilleos, E., Rubin, A., Ledoux, L., Brown, C., Raes, C., Jacobs, S., Vandewalle, M., Connor, D., Bidoglio, G. (2013):
Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. An analytical framework for ecosystem assessments under action 5 of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020
European Union, Luxembourg, 57 pp.