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Framework for valuing ecosystem services in the Himalayas

Golam Rasul

Framework for valuing ecosystem services in the Himalayas

by Golam Rasul

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Published by ICIMOD in Kathmandu .
Written in English


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Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24907669M
LC Control Number2011312003

The Green Book outlines techniques for valuing non-market effects. 1. An important recommendation in this guidance is the use of the ecosystem services framework, which is outlined in more detail in the next chapter. Using this framework ensuresFile Size: KB. THE ECOSYSTEM The Himalayas is a mountain range in South Asia. It is a very harsh and cold climate. As you may know, the air is very thin up in the mountains. But alas, the very locals that live here are used to these climates. How? By breathing more, for tourists, it may be very.

ecosystem services. Valuation of ecosystem services provides a mechanism for optimizing investments in biodiversity conservation and directing them to where they are most useful (Kinzig et al. ). Given society’s increasing demands for employment, income and infrastructure, development decisions tend to maximize short-term economic gains. 3. Sharma et. al. (): Biodiversity in the Himalayas – Trends, Perception and Impacts of Climate Change – IMBC, Kathmandu, Nepal (ICIMOD) 4. The status and distribution of fresh water biodiversity in eastern Himalayas. 5. Framework for valuing Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas. Recommended readings: 1.

this report we explore four core facets of the ecosystem services concept: the links between biodiversity and ecosystem services; current techniques for mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services; valuation of ecosystem services and the importance of considering all ecosystem services and biodiversity as part of an interconnected system. 3File Size: 1MB. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY A GUIDE FOR INCORPORATING ECOSYSTEM SERVICE VALUATION INTO COASTAL RESTORATION PROJECTS 6 The intent of this guidebook is to provide a framework to practitioners, natural resource managers and coastal restoration managers in the Mid-Atlantic region.


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Framework for valuing ecosystem services in the Himalayas by Golam Rasul Download PDF EPUB FB2

Framework for Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas While awareness of the value of mountain ecosystems is increasing, there is a need to develop sound methodologies for valuing them in order. This document by ICIMOD outlines a general framework for economic valuation of ecosystem services in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region This has been a generic first attempt that can be fine-tuned and customised for each type of ecosystem and each kind of service value.

Framework for Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas 5. characteristics and their ecological and economic counterparts. Depending on the circumstances, it would be necessary to place a value on either the stock or the flow of by: Journal of Economic Perspectives 8 (4): 12 Framework for Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas EPA () Valuing the protection of ecological systems and services.

Abstract. Mountains occupy 24% of the global land surface area and are home to 12% of the world’s population. Mountains have an ecological, aesthetic, and socioeconomic significance, not only for those living in the mountain areas, but also for people living beyond them.

Although the importance of ecosystem services arising from mountains is recognized, approaches to economic valuation of services and payment mechanisms in mountain areas, which are needed to The Himalayas as the Providers of Essential Ecosystem Services—Opportunities and Challenges | SpringerLinkCited by: 1.

entitled ‘Valuation of ecosystem services of Hindu Kush Himalayas: The livestock production functions of the rangeland ecosystems in Himachal Pradesh (India)” was funded by ICIMOD, Kathmandu (Nepal) for a period of seven to eight months. Our estimates of forest carbon pool in Indian Himalaya is about billion t (forest biomass + forest soil), which is about equal to the annual carbon emission from fossil fuels in Asia.

The total value of forest ecosystem services flowing from Uttarakhand is about billion dollars/yr File Size: 7MB. valuing ecosystem services in a policy appraisal context.

The Guide takes an impact pathway approach to valuing ecosystem services. An overview of the impact pathway approach is presented below: Overview of impact pathway of policy change viii In summary, the key steps are: 1 Establish the environmental Size: KB.

The TEEB study is underpinned by an assessment of state-of-the-art science and economics. The goal of TEEB Ecological and Economic Foundations is to provide the conceptual foundation to link economics and ecology, to highlight the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services and to show their importance for human n by a team of international.

Ecosystem services assessment: A framework. Framework for valuing ecosystem ser vices in the Himalayas. The book focuses on environment and conservation issues pertaining to the Himalayas. ecosystem services and biodiversity. Given the large scale of human activities on the planet, the point has been reached where the cumulative losses in ecosystem services are forcing society to rethink how to incorporate the value of these services into societal decision-making.

DESCRIPTION A Framework used in Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan case studies. services framework for valuation of environmental impacts. This has led to supplementary guidance to the Green Book being published by HMT in (Dunn, ) that recommends the use of an ecosystem services framework for assessing environmental impacts.

A Framework for Assessment. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being.

This framework highlights links between ecosystem services and the basic material for a good life, security and health. Empirical work endorses the importance of these links, showing that the poor particularly prioritize provisioning services and also recognize regulating services (Brown et al., ).The MEA also links good social relations to ecosystem services, through the Cited by: Ecosystem Services: Global Issues, Local Practices covers scientific input, socioeconomic considerations, and governance issues on ecosystem services.

This book provides hands-on transdisciplinary reflections by administrators and sector representatives involved in the ecosystem service community.

We examine the central role of ecosystem services for remote mountain regions, particularly for the poor, the existing pressures on the key ecosystem services and local ways of adapting to climate-induced effect to ecosystem services and, cogeneration of the knowledge gaps and co-production of knowledge with communities to support local Cited by: 1.

Conceptual framework for the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Ecosystem Services Network To address the accelerating socio-economic and environmental costs of ecosystem change in the Himalayas, it is vital to understand the natural processes, drivers of change in ecosystem services and their consequences (MEA ; Rasul a).Cited by: Sharma, E.

() Enhancing the ecosystem services of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – climate change challenges and opportunities. ICIMOD Sustainable Mountain Development 54 (Spring): Sharma, P. and E. Sharma () Land-use change induced watershed carbon flux and climate change.

Moving Forward in Gautemala, Capturing value of coastal and marine ecosystems, how natural capital supports a green economy Is Ma World leaders on natural capital, capturing forests' value in the Himalayas, and an official version of the Central Framework Is Febru   Institute. Particulars.

Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) MESP is a virtual centre for information and communication on the human uses of marine ecosystems around the world, including an extensive database of marine and coastal valuation studies with nearly value estimatesCited by: 1.The Eastern Himalayas Study 1 Knowledge of Climate Change 2 Mountain Ecosystems 5 The Eastern Himalayas 6 Drivers of Change, Ecosystem Stresses 8 Analytical Framework 2.

Climatic Trends and Projections Introduction 13 Trends 14 Projections 3. Sensitivity of Mountain Ecosystems to Climate Change Introduction