publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

The ecosystem services valuation tool and its future developments

Liekens, Inge; Broekx, Steven; Smeets, Nele; Staes, Jan; Van der Biest, Katrien; Schaafsma, Marije; De Nocker, Leo; Meire, Patrick; Cerulus, Tanya;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract: Although methodologies for classification, quantification, and valuation of ecosystem services are improving drastically, applications of the ecosystem services concept in day-to-day decision-making processes remain limited, especially at the planning level. Nevertheless, spatial planning decisions would benefit from systematic considerations of their effects on ecosystem services. Assessing the impacts of policy on a wide range of ecosystem services contributes to more cost-effective policy implementation, establishing win-win situations across different environmental domains. The nature value explorer (natuurwaardeverkenner in Dutch) is a web applica...
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