Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and - CIRCABC

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Mapping and Assessment of
Ecosystems and their Services
The mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services is one of the key actions of the EU
2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The initial methodological work on biophysical mapping and assessment is
expected to be delivered by 2014. The work carried out by the European Union and its Member States
will also contribute to the assessment of the economic value of ecosystem services, and promote the
integration of these values into accounting and reporting systems at EU and national level by 2020.
Conceptual framework for EU wide ecosystem assessments
ecosystems
socio-economic systems
ecosystem use and management
other capital inputs
functions
ecosystem services
human well-being
ecological
processes
functional
traits
benefits
genetic
diversity
biodiversity
• nutrition, clean air and water
• health, safety, security
• enjoyment, ...
• economic value
• health value
• shared (social) value
• other values
value
species
richness
drivers of change
biophysical
structures
biotic
interactions
response
state
• institutions , businesses
• policies (agriculture, forestry,
fishery, environment, ...)
• stakeholders and users
present and future
Contact
more info on MAES:
http://biodiversity.europa.eu/ecosystem-assessments
Environment
European Commission •
DG Environment
B – 1049 Brussels
Tel. +32 (0)2 29 93 856 • Email: [email protected]