Essential ecosystem service variables for monitoring progress towards sustainability

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Global frameworks to guide consistent monitoring of changes in human–nature interactions across space and time are needed to better understand how healthy ecosystems support societies and to inform policy design. Monitoring Essential Ecosystem Service Variables (EESVs) can provide a comprehensive picture of how links between nature and people are changing. A first proposed set of EESV classes comprises: ecological supply, anthropogenic contribution, demand, use, instrumental values, and relational values. Development of specific indicators of these classes for three exemplary ecosystem services (food from fisheries, crop pollination and wildlife viewing) confirms their readiness for global operationalization. The EESV classes will advance our ability to monitor progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer101152
ZeitschriftCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Jahrgang54
Anzahl der Seiten9
ISSN1877-3435
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 02.2022

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