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Revaluing Ecosystems: Pathways for Scaling Up the Inclusion of Ecosystem Value in Decision Making (WRI Issue Brief)

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The issue brief summarizes six of the critical ideas discussed in Bellagio at the Forum, "“The Future of Revaluing Ecosystems.” These include mainstreaming ecosystem values in national economic accounts; building capacity for more pragmatic ecosystem assessments; highlighting the benefits of investing in natural infrastructure; investing in ecosystems to reduce risk in the food and beverage sector; using financial tools (restoration bonds) to restore ecosystems in agricultural landscapes; and using knowledge and communication tools to promote more resilient communities, particularly after disasters.

The issue brief is attached. it can also be accessed here: http://www.wri.org/publication/revaluing-ecosystems. 

A blog about the brief is at: http://wri.org/blog/2015/04/%E2%80%9Crevaluing%E2%80%9D-ecosystems-inclu....

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