Title: Mainstreaming ecosystem services into EU policy
Authors: MAES JOACHIMHAUCK JenniferPARACCHINI Maria-LuisaRATAMÄKI OutiMICHAEL HutchinsTERMANSEN MetteFURMAN EevaPEREZ-SOBA MartaBRAAT LeonBIDOGLIO Giovanni
Citation: CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY vol. 5 no. 1 p. 128-134
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC73211
ISSN: 1877-3435
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513000043
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC73211
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.01.002
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The concept of ecosystem services (ES) is increasingly mainstreamed in EU policies. For proper development and implementation of the policies the availability of spatially explicit information on ES is essential. This paper presents a synthesis of the PRESS initiative (PEER Research on Ecosystem Services). In support of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, this initiative demonstrated a multi-scale mapping and assessment approach of ES using case studies on recreation, water purification and pollination. The spatial assessment of these ES included maps displaying the potential and actual supply of these services at different spatial scales in both biophysical and monetary units. Scenarios were used to estimate changes in the flow of ES and to estimate benefits that arise from policy changes.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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