Guidance Manual on Valuation and Accounting of Ecosystem Services for Small Island Developing States

Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Andrea Ghermandi, Laura Onofri

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Abstract

Valuation and accounting of island ecosystem services is fundamental to our ability to achieve sustainable green growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), also known as large ocean states. SIDS are characterized inter alia by (a) a well-defined set of in situ socio-economic-cultural and governance conditions
(b) a population’s clear perception and use of island ecosystem services (c) high richness in natural capital and (d) the delicate nature of the many ecosystems that support livelihoods and local economies. This publication provides a methodological approach to “read” these conditions, and their respective implications, in terms of the selection, design and implementation of island ecosystem services valuation and accounting exercises. The process of ecosystem service valuation and accounting specifically for SIDS is fundamental to correct and tailor the use of the various techniques in this context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNairobi, Kenya
PublisherUnited Nations Environment Program
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print) 978-92-807-3407-2
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameValuation & Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy
No.2

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