Data Tools & Methodologies

Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 3: A TEEB Perspective

24th October 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

The TEEB guides, developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ on behalf of the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), focus specifically on three of the co-called ‘Aichi Targets’; a set of 20 biodiversity goals agreed by governments under the CBD in 2010. Aichi Target 3 is reforming subsidies harmful to biodiversity… [more]

Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 2: A TEEB perspective

23rd October 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

The TEEB guides, developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ on behalf of the German Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), focus specifically on three of the co-called ‘Aichi Targets’; a set of 20 biodiversity goals agreed by governments under the CBD in 2010. Aichi Target 2 is the integration of biodiversity values… [more]

Nature and its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy

19th October 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This TEEB discussion paper looks at how Nature and Natural Capital contribute to a green economy, both in terms of the benefits provide to society by maintaining nature as well as the losses avoided by conserving and rehabilitating natural capital. The Key objectives of the paper include: 1) Highlighting the role of nature and natural… [more]

Standard on Biodiversity Offsets

1st October 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This document presents a standard on biodiversity offsets, intended to help determine whether an offset has been designed and subsequently implemented in accordance with the BBOP Principles. BBOP agreed its ten Principles in 2009, and this standard is presented as a hierarchy of Principles, Criteria and Indicators (PCI): an architecture similar to that used in… [more]

Developing Scenarios to Assess Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs: Guidance and Case Studies for InVEST Users

9th September 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Scenarios are storylines that describe possible futures. The ecosystem service outcomes of scenarios can be assessed using InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs). InVEST is a software tool for assessing how the location, quantity and value of ecosystem services change under different scenarios. InVEST uses scenarios expressed as maps of land cover or… [more]

People Perception of Landscape Change Effects on Ecosystem Services in Small Mediterranean Islands: A Combination of Subjective and Objective Assessments

1st September 2012
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Humans constantly modify their environment to better fit their needs. These changes are even more important in small Mediterranean islands, where the flow and type of ecosystem services (ES) is constrained by insularity and heavily exploited by economic activities. We evaluated the dynamics of ES from 1954 to 2007 linked to the changes of the… [more]