Water Status Related Changes in ESS, Economic Valuation and Sustainability Assessment of ESS
Internal state of the art report on ecosystem services evaluation (Deliverable 11.1, DESSIN)
Ecologic Institute 2014: Water Status Related Changes in ESS, Economic Valuation and Sustainability Assessment of ESS. D11.1 – Internal state of the art report on ecosystem services evaluation, DESSIN, European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Grant Agreement No. 619039.
This document provides a state-of-the-art review to support the conceptual and practical development of the DESSIN ESS Evaluation Framework. It briefly presents the state of affairs regarding the measurement of changes in ESS, including description of existing classification systems, analytical frameworks and economic valuation methodologies. The challenges associated with spatial and temporal variations of ESS are considered and an approach to define and measure sustainability is presented. Finally, the next steps in the work plan of Work Area 1 are outlined.