Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 101273
Submitting Entity Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
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Title ValuEs: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning, and practice
Description ValuES is a global project that aids decision-makers in partner countries in recognizing and integrating ecosystem services into policy making, planning and implementation of specific projects. We do this by developing instruments and training courses, providing technical advice and facilitating planning and decision-making processes. We also promote knowledge-sharing via regional workshops and participation in global discussion forums.ValuES supports practitioners, advisors and decision makers in government and civil society organizations in the integration of ecosystem services into decision-making and planning processes via five key action fields: 
Analysis of existing experiences 
Analyse existing approaches to ecosystem service assessment and valuation. Identify best practice case studies and generate lessons learned. Inventory of methods and tools 
Develop an inventory of methods, tools, and indicators to guide practitioners and decision makers in the selection of approaches to integrating ecosystem services into different sectoral and other policies Advisory services to partner countries 
Provide country-specific advisory services to practitioners and decision makers to identify and include the value of ecosystem services in specific policies and projects. Capacity building 
Develop and facilitate trainings regarding the selection and application of methods and tools for the as-sessment and valuation of ecosystem services and how to integrate them into decision-making pro-cesses. Network support and international exchange 
Support exchange via international networks and existing South-South and North-South platforms. Develop and disseminate recommendations related to the design, use and integration into policy making of assessment and valuation methods and tools at international forums.
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Source On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of the International Climate Initiative (ICI), the ValuES project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close collaboration with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF).
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation