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DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101152
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Title (Primary) Essential ecosystem service variables for monitoring progress towards sustainability
Author Balvanera, P.; Brauman, K.A.; Cord, A.F.; Drakou, E.G.; Geijzendorffer, I.R.; Karp, D.S.; Martín-López, B.; Mwampamba, T.H.; Schröter, M.
Source Titel Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Year 2022
Department CLE
Volume 54
Page From art. 101152
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Data, indicators, nature’s contributions to people, reporting, spatial patterns, temporal trends, change detection, GEOBON, IPBES, SDGs
Abstract Global frameworks to guide consistent monitoring of changes in human–nature interactions across space and time are needed to better understand how healthy ecosystems support societies and to inform policy design. Monitoring Essential Ecosystem Service Variables (EESVs) can provide a comprehensive picture of how links between nature and people are changing. A first proposed set of EESV classes comprises: ecological supply, anthropogenic contribution, demand, use, instrumental values, and relational values. Development of specific indicators of these classes for three exemplary ecosystem services (food from fisheries, crop pollination and wildlife viewing) confirms their readiness for global operationalization. The EESV classes will advance our ability to monitor progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Balvanera, P., Brauman, K.A., Cord, A.F., Drakou, E.G., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Karp, D.S., Martín-López, B., Mwampamba, T.H., Schröter, M. (2022):
Essential ecosystem service variables for monitoring progress towards sustainability
Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 54 , art. 101152 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101152