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The Ecosystem Services Valuation Tool and its Future Developments

Nele Smeets; Leo De Nocker; Tanya Cerulus; Inge Liekens; Marije Schaafsma; Katrien Van der Biest; Steven Broekx; Jan Staes; Patrick Meire;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
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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free text keywords: Biology, Environmental impact assessment, Valuation (finance), Scenario analysis, Cost–benefit analysis, Spatial planning, Ecosystem services, Environmental planning, Web application, business.industry, business, Policy implementation
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