Tag: Ecosystem Services

Global ecosystem services valued at $145 trillion per year

The findings of a major analysis published in Global Environmental Change (accessible from this page) reveal the value of nature to humanity to be about $145 trillion per year (with thanks to ALERT Conservation).

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Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts, 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the first issue of Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts (AEEA). It brings all ABS environmental accounts together in one place to deliver a broad and cohesive picture of the environmental stocks and flows of

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New Nature of Business Report

The New Nature of Business Report highlights the necessity for a new approach by business to the environment. The Report aims to address the lack of awareness, review the challenges businesses face, and present a persuasive case for action.

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RipRap Edition 37: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life

RipRap Edition 37 focuses on the multiple benefits that can be gained from river and riparian restoration, with science and stories about ‘the colour of living carbon’ and the opportunities carbon farming and carbon credits present for promoting ongoing conservation

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EU Local Skills for Biodiversity Project

Integrating biodiversity into local plans and actions offers many opportunities for local sustainable development. The main goal of the EU Local Skills for Biodiversity Project is to improve the knowledge, skills and competences of local staff to integrate conservation and

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The climate buffer effects of urban trees, and are some areas benefiting more than others?

Urban heating further increases extreme summer temperatures. The urban heat island effect is explored in the video Melbourne an ‘urban heat island’. In recognition of the climate buffer and other benefits of urban trees, the City of Melbourne is implementing an

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Ecosystem services as a contested concept: a synthesis of critique and counter-arguments

The ecosystem services concept emphasises the multiple benefits of ecosystems to humans, and its use can facilitate collaboration. Although the concept has gained considerable interest, it is increasingly contested and encounters objections. The authors of Ecosystem services as a contested

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South East Queensland (SEQ) Ecosystem Services Framework

The South East Queensland (SEQ) Ecosystem Services Framework aims to assist natural resource users (i.e. the community, government, non-government, industry, business and researchers) to better understand the connections between SEQ ecosystems and the well-being of the SEQ community, and to incorporate the

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Oceans and Coasts

Ocean ecosystems are probably the least understood, most biologically diverse, and most undervalued of all ecosystems. Building upon the foundations of the The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) reports, TEEB for Oceans and Coasts will seek to draw attention to

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