The World Research Institute (WRI) released the issue brief “Revaluing Ecosystems: Pathways for Scaling Up the Inclusion of Ecosystem Value in Decision Making“. The issue brief summarizes six critical ideas discussed at The Rockefeller Foundation center in Bellagio at a workshop on “The Future of Revaluing Ecosystems”. These six ideas were advanced over the last year by many of the meeting participants, experts at WRI, as well as several external experts.
The six topics explored in the brief are:
mainstreaming ecosystem values in national economic accounts;
building capacity for more pragmatic ecosystem assessments;
highlighting the benefits of investing in natural infrastructure;
investing in ecosystems to reduce risk in the food and beverage sector;
using financial tools (restoration bonds) to restore ecosystems in agricultural landscapes; and
using knowledge and communication tools to promote more resilient communities, particularly after disasters.
It is not specifically a marine and coastal publication, but you will find a solid blue streak throughout. Water runs through it!
The issue brief is at: http://www.wri.org/publication/revaluing-ecosystems
Read blog “Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets about the brief.
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Let’s keep up the “Revaluing”.
Credit: World Research Institute (WRI)