1342: Ecosystem services – delivery

This paper summarises the ninth of the key questions addressed by the National Ecosystem Assessment ‘How can we secure and improve the continued delivery of ecosystem services?’

Year of Publication2011

Providing food, water and energy security, while at the same time conserving biodiversity and adapting to rapid environmental change, will require getting the valuation right, creating functioning markets for ecosystem services and using a mix of regulations, technology, financial incentives, behavioural changes and local initiatives. Management will need to be resilient and adaptive to societal, environmental and land use changes. Transition needs a more integrated approach recognising that difficult trade-offs will have to be made.

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