Workshop report: Ecosystem services – past and future projects (February 2012)

Workshop report: Ecosystem services – past and future projects (February 2012)

The workshop was facilitated by Ruth Swetnam and divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The focus of the morning was the presentation of results from the CCI projects related to ecosystem services and a discussion of the policy context and application of the ecosystem services approach. The focus of the afternoon was the future development and application of the toolkit to measure ecosystem services at the site scale – an output developed by one of these projects.

In the morning, three CCI Collaborative Fund projects related to ecosystem services presented their results and ideas for future collaboration stemming from these.  These projects include:

  1. Ecosystem service win-wins (Bhaskar Vira)
  2. Ecosystem services toolkit (Kelvin Peh – summary attached)
  3. Preparing teaching materials and building capacity in biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change (Kiragu Mwangi)

A more detailed summary of each project is given in the workshop report. There was then a discussion of the policy context and application of the ecosystem services approach.
The afternoon focused primarily on the three aspects of the future development of the toolkit:

  • Identifying the gaps in it
  • Identifying user needs and the technical support required to deliver these
  • Discussing policy opportunities where the toolkit could be useful

This was followed by a discussion of the results of the breakout groups and ideas for collaborative projects to further develop and apply the toolkit in the future.

Suggested citation:
CCI (2012) Workshop report: Ecosystem services – past and future projects, Cambridge Conservation Initaitive, Cambridge, UK.

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