Overview of project findings: Valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management (ESCOM blog, August 2014)
Special section in Ecosystem Services:
Introduction - Why are peatlands important?
Peatlands provide vital services to society, nationally and globally, including helping to mitigate climate change, providing clean water, supporting biodiversity and tourism:
The Valuing Peatlands project aims to:
1. To use UK peatlands as a policy-relevant case study to:
1.1 Identify options for valuing changes to stocks and flows of multiple ecosystem services in complex socio-ecological systems using both monetary and non-monetary approaches
Using Payments for Ecosystem Services to meet Water Framework Directive requirements at least cost
Date: 9th May 2012 (full day workshop)
Organisers: Valuing Nature Network with water@leeds
Location: Mint Hotel, Leeds
Price: £50 per person
Booking: contact V.Hirst@leeds.ac.uk
Assessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management
Principal investigators: Prof Mark Reed, Birmingham City University (project leader); Prof Aletta Bonn, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Reserach (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research and Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena; Dr Klaus Glenk, Scotland's Rural College; Dr Chris Evans, CEH Bangor.
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