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Side Event

ValuES: Bringing theory to practice and implementing the ecosystem service approach: Inventory of Methods and country application to assess, value and integrate ecosystem services into decision making

Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Date and Time
6 October 2014 13:15 - 14:45

Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

“ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning and practice” is a Global Project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). In the side event ValuES will present and demonstrate an Inventory of Methods that provides an overview of different tools, together with orientation criteria on how to appropriately select and use different methods and instruments to assess, valuate and integrate ecosystem services into policies and practices. Different speakers from environmental ministries of partner governments in Mexico, Namibia and Vietnam will present and share their experiences and efforts on assessing and integrating ecosystem services to implement NBSAPs and the CBD Strategic Plan. ValuES combines the expertise of GIZ, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), to develop different knowledge products, support capacity building, advice and facilitate the process of integrate ecosystem services into praxis worldwide.