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Publicado: Viernes, 07 Agosto 2015

Universal PrinciplesLa Asociación Americana de Bancos de Mitigación, que integra una gran cantidad de empresas que invierten en la mejora del capital natural, ha publicado una guía donde enumera los principios básicos para acometer la compensación de impactos con el objetivo de no pérdida neta de biodiversidad.

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Expert Group and Workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services

Categoría: Publicaciones
Publicado: Jueves, 06 Agosto 2015

Report Valuation FES ForestEurope Página 01As part of the future FOREST EUROPE strategy, ministers agreed in Oslo Ministerial Conference 2011 on a common vision, strategic goals, and European 2020 Targets on forests. In follow up the part of the strategy that stresses the importance of the full range of forest goods and services, FOREST EUROPE is to consider a common approaches to valuation of forest ecosystem services and promote its use, with the aim of raising awareness of the contributions to societies of multiple forest functions, to serve informed decision making and to assess achievements against the 2020 targets. Within the framework of its Working Programme, FOREST EUROPE’s ultimate objective is to offer pan-
European policy makers and users a “menu” of options to implement the Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services.

To fulfil this activity an Expert Group was establish and worked from 2012 to 2014 with the aim to give recommendations to policy makers on the pan-European approaches to valuation of forest ecosystem services and means to facilitate its implementation, bearing in mind that there can be a range of different possibilities. A Workshop was also planned to contribute to the same purpose.

At the kick-off meeting of the Expert Group three subworking groups were foreseen to deal with the three identified tasks of the Expert Group. These three subworking groups, who worked basically online, focused on:

• Identification of forest ecosystem services at the pan-European level
• Toolbox with valuation of FES approaches to the pan-European region
• Means to facilitate implementation

To consolidate the proposals and identify effective priorities and measures to promote the use of FES, a Workshop was established and held in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, 24-25 September 2014. Delegates from Albania, Finland, Italy, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Spain and United Kingdom shared with the workshop attendees a wide variety of projects on VFES carried out in their respective countries. Experiences developed at a regional level were also presented by representatives of the European Commission and the Joint Research Centre, the European Forest Institute, and the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).

This report, oriented to a broader audience mainly consisting on decision makers and stakeholders in the field of forest resource assessment, takes onboard the work and expertise that was displayed and shared among the participants in both the scopes of the Working Group and the Workshop. And it benefits from the knowledge the experts provided voluntarily and free to Forest Europe. Their contribution is highly estimated.

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2nd GLOBE Natural Capital Accounting Study

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Publicado: Martes, 21 Octubre 2014

The natural environment provides goods and services that are essential for our well-being and development. Every part of the natural environment that is capable of contributing to human well-being is a capital asset – part of our ‘natural capital’.

Human activity has substantially degraded the natural environment. The global stock of natural capital and valuable goods and services that it provides are being rapidly depleted, in some cases irreversibly. However the status of natural capital is not captured comprehensively by conventional wealth accounting frameworks such as the UN System of National Accounts, or by economic activity measures such as GDP. Therefore there is an urgent need to implement effective methods and measures for natural capital accounting and to embed these within relevant legal and policy frameworks.

This Study is designed to inform efforts by legislators to address these needs.

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and non
renewable components such as mineral deposits and fossil fuels

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Challenges and Responses

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Publicado: Lunes, 13 Octubre 2014

TEEB-Challenges-and-ResponsesPublication Date: September 2014

Authors: Pavan Sukhdev, Heidi Wittmer and Dustin Miller

Summary: If economic arguments could make such a strong case for early action and policy change to address the threats of climate change, then could the same be possible for biodiversity loss? The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) has been exploring this question since the initiative was launched by Germany and the European Commission in 2007. Half a decade later this publication based on a chapter included in the book “Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity” (eds. Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn), describes the life of TEEB to date, progress made towards its goal of mainstreaming the economics of nature, the main challenges as the initiative begins a phase of implementation, as well as the responses of the TEEB community.


Pagos por servicios ambientales: ¿Una oportunidad para los bosques mediterráneos?

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Publicado: Jueves, 21 Agosto 2014

paisaje EUSLos pagos por servicos ambientales (PSA) constituyen un mecanismo de incentivos cada vez más popular. Los propietarios o gestores de la tierra reciben un pago por la provisión de ciertos servicios ambientales, o para la adopción de estrategias de gestión forestal que generen servicios ambientales requeridos por los usuarios o beneficiarios de estos servicios, por ejemplo, una compañía de agua tratando de proteger su área de captación.

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