In recent years, the concept of ecosystem services has gained traction and has become an important framework for understanding human-nature relations, ecological health, and human wellbeing. Most ecosystem service assessments are aggregated, which can be highly beneficial for estimating the overall value of nature for people, but can also obscure issues of inter and intra-generational equity. Brück et al. (2021) therefore discuss the weaknesses of aggregated assessments and hope to encourage disaggregation in ecosystem services research and policymaking.
The authors defined disaggregated ecosystem service assessments as analyses of ecosystem services by a certain theme, looking at who benefits, from which values, where and when. In their paper, they aimed to produce a systematic approach to the disaggregation of ecosystem service assessments which can support more sustainable and equitable ecosystem service use.
Firstly, Brück et al. (2021) identified four main equity issues that may be “hidden” in aggregate ecosystem assessments: intragenerational…
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The link doesn’t work, but it’s possible to find the paper! INteresting!
Janne Bengtsson Department of Ecology, SLU Box 7044, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden phone: +46 18 671516 e-mail: Jan.Bengtsson@slu.se
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Thanks I’ll try to get this fixed asap!