The report is intended to provide a useful starting point with suggestions on valuation methods, examples and references for countries that are undertaking valuation as part of the SEEA EA (Ecosystem Accounting) national implementation. It should not be considered as agreed guidelines on how to compile monetary accounts. Some issues related to valuation are being discussed as part of the SEEA EA research agenda and the SNA (System of National Accounts) revision process. The document will remain under review and updated as country experiences are gained in valuing ecosystem services based on SEEA EA and as consensus emerges.
Promotes a structured approach to valuation that helps decision-makers recognize the wide range of benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, demonstrate their values in economic terms, and, where appropriate, capture those values in decision-making.
Value Balancing Alliance, the Capitals Coalition and the World Business Council are developing standardized natural capital accounting and valuation principles for business under this EU Life funded project.
Significant public investment and intent to spur private investment - toward energy, buildings, transport, innovation and the natural environment.
Stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system.
2006 document to help governments, researchers and others interested in the international climate change negotiations navigate through the complex web of activities undertaken by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) to advance the implementation of the Convention.
Address poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
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We test new concepts to measure the value of corporate behaviour and business models in real life - to translate environmental and social impacts into comparable financial data.