|Title (Primary)||The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for water and wetlands|
|Author||Russi, D.; ten Brink, P.; Farmer, A.; Badura, T.; Coates, D.; Förster, J.; Kumar, R.; Davidson, N.|
|UFZ wide themes||RU6;|
|Abstract||The “nexus” between water, food and energy is one of the most fundamental relationships and challenges
for society. The importance of this nexus was reemphasised at the UN Conference on Sustainable
Development (Rio+20) in June 2012. The outcome document adopted at Rio+20 “The Future We Want”
noted: “We recognize the key role that ecosystems play in maintaining water quantity and quality and support
actions within respective national boundaries to protect and sustainably manage these ecosystems” UNCSD
(2012, para 122). Wetlands are a fundamental part of local and global water cycles and are at the heart of this nexus. We also expect wetlands to be key to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the
future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19460|
|Russi, D., ten Brink, P., Farmer, A., Badura, T., Coates, D., Förster, J., Kumar, R., Davidson, N. (2013):
The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for water and wetlands
Institute for European Policy (IEEP), Brussels/London, 84 pp.