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Ecosystem service valuation database

On this page you find the TEEB Valuation Database. It is made available as an Excel-file together with the database report, two TEEB chapters and a short introduction for users.

The Excel file includes 4 worksheets: 1) Front; 2) Introduction; 3) Variables; 4) The database.
The Front describes the authors, copyrights and the acknowledgements. The Introduction worksheet the selected values and a short user manual are described. The accompanying report describes the methods, content, variables and values in more detail.

 Background

Within the context of the TEEB-project (2008-2010) the authors of the global overview of the “Estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services”, supported by many ESP-members (esp. the Biome Expert leads) and TEEB researchers developed a database on monetary values of ecosystem services which now contains over 1350 data-points from over 300 case studies. After the release of the TEEB Valuation Database in 2010, the authors continued to develop the database, both in terms of content and design, under the name “Ecosystem Services Valuation Database” (ESVD). This database will be developed further as one of the main ESP activities, in close collaboration with the biome expert group, the valuation thematic working group, the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership and the Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit (Earth Economics).

Use

We allow use for non-commercial, non-profit and educational purposes and would like to stimulate incorporation in science, education, ecosystem management and policy making. We have made the report and the database publically available and allow use for public and non-commercial work. Reports should at least be made publicly available and use correct citation (also for the development of the science and use of this and other ecosystem service valuation databases). In addition we would like to hear from you if you use the Database for publication or education. In the near future we will also add the publications in which have use the database and create a user network.

Access the database here.