Case Studies

Mapping Human Influence Intensity in the Tibetan Plateau for Conservation of Ecological Service Functions

25th October 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights The human influence intensity (HII) of the TP was low, and the eastern and southeastern TP saw high HII. The county-scale HII increased by 31.45% for 1990–2010, which is greater than the global level of 9% for 1993–2009. There are 11.02% of the grids which experienced… [more]

Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Operationalisation of the Ecosystem Service Concept: Results from 27 Case Studies

25th October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services. Highlights Questionnaire results from 246 stakeholders across 27 ES case studies are presented. Communication, participation and collaboration amongst stakeholders is highlighted. Potential of the ES concept to support planning at various scales is acknowledged. Scientific credibility and new knowledge created are important concept advantages. Resources required (time,… [more]

Integrating Ecosystem Services Concept in Planning Documents from Six Municipalities in Southwestern Sweden

23rd October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This paper was originally published in Ecology and Society.  “Abstract: The ecosystem services (ES) concept refers to benefits that humanity receives from nature. Investigating how this concept has been embraced within urban planning is important when assessing the awareness of human dependence on natural functions and the potential for the ES concept to increase this awareness.… [more]

Paying To Conserve Forests Has Multiple Benefits

29th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Corporate Knights.  “Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource, but somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the benefits. Two new studies have reinforced the idea that financial incentives can help save forests. Research from the Amazon region has confirmed that payments to landowners can conserve forest biodiversity. And… [more]

How to Overcome the Implementation Gap in Ecosystem Services? A User-Friendly & Inclusive Tool for Improved Urban Management

28th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Land Use Policy.  “One of the main issues with the concept of ecosystem services is its absence on the ground in concrete operational decision-making contexts; that is, an implementation gap. In this study, we investigated if this gap could be overcome through the use of open-source data and free tools,… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Tata Group

25th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Tata Group is a multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company includes 30 publicly listed Tata enterprises including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Taj Group. These businesses collectively employ over 660,000 people and… [more]