Publications on River Restoration in Europe

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An Introductory Guide to Ecosystem Services

The aim of this guide is to provide an introduction to the valuation of ecosystem services. It builds on previous approaches to valuing the environment but takes a more systematic approach to the assessment of impacts on the natural environment. The central theme of this work is to ensure that the true value of ecosystem and the services provided are taken into account in policy decision making.


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 The central theme of this work is to ensure that the true value of ecosystems and the services they provide are taken into account in policy decision-making. There is much evidence to suggest that, in the UK, we currently find it difficult, in practice, to take full account of environmental impacts. More effort is needed in valuing ecosystem services to better account for the costs associated with ecosystem degradation and to recognise the substantial economic benefits from better management of ecosystems. It is recognised that there are significant knowledge gaps in relation to the valuation of ecosystem services.

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