A Spatial Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Europe: Methods, Case Studies and Policy Analysis - Phase 2. Synthesis Report

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Maes, Joachim/Hauck, Jennifer/Paracchini, Maria Luisa/Ratamäki, Outi/Termansen, Mette/Pérez-Soba, Marta/Kopperoinen, Leena/Rankinen, Katri/Schägner, Jan Philipp/Henrys, Peter/Cisowska, Iwona/Zandersen, Marianne/Jax, Kurt/La Notte, Alessandra/Leikola, Niko/Pouta, Eija/Smart, Simon/Hasler, Berit/Lankia, Tuija/Andersen, Hans Estrup/Lavalle, Carlo/Vermaas, Tommer/Alemu, Mohammed Hussen/Scholefi eld, Paul/Batista, Filipe/Pywell, Richard/Hutchins, Mike/Blemmer, Morten/Fonnesbech-Wulff, Anders/Vanbergen, Adam J./Münier, Bernd/Baranzelli, Claudia/Roy, David/Thieu, Vincent/Zulian, Grazia/Kuussaari, Mikko/Thodsen, Hans/Alanen, Eeva-Liisa/Egoh, Benis/Sørensen, Peter Borgen/Braat, Leon/Bidoglio, Giovanni (2012), A Spatial Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Europe: Methods, Case Studies and Policy Analysis - Phase 2. Synthesis Report. PEER Report No 4. (2012) Ispra: Partnership for European Environmental Research.

 

Abstract:

Mainstreaming ecosystem services in EU decision making processes requires a solid conceptual and methodological framework for mapping and assessing ecosystem services that serve the multiple objectives addressed by policies. The PRESS-2 study (PEER Research on EcoSystem Services – Phase 2) provides such an analytical framework which enables the operationalization of the present scientific knowledge base of environmental data and models for application by the EU and Member States for mapping and assessment of ecosystem services.

This study is structured along three strands of work: policy and scenario analysis, mapping and valuation. Linking maps of ecosystem services supply to monetary valuation allows an analysis of the expected impact of policy measures on benefits derived from ecosystem services.

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2012