LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

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14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Integrated ecological–economic fisheries models—Evaluation, review and challenges for implementation (2018)
Marine ecosystems evolve under many interconnected and area- specific pressures. To fulfil society’s intensifying and diversifying needs while ensuring ecologically sustainable development, more effective marine spatial ...
14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The social cost of carbon (2002)
The social cost of carbon refers to the estimate of the monetary value of world-wide damage done by anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. As is well known, carbon dioxide is the oxidised form of carbon, and is the major greenhouse gas implicated...
14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Guidance manual on economic valuation of marine and coastal ecosystem services in the Pacific (2016)
The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of marine and coastal ecosystem services can be estimated and used to support decisions about the use and management of marine ecosystems in the Pacific. It is designed to help a broad a...
14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English State of the science on coastal blue carbon: a summary for policy makers (2011)
Coastal habitats store large amounts of carbon in their living vegetation and soils. When these habitats are converted to other uses, this stored carbon—increasingly known as coastal blue carbon—can be released in the form of greenhouse gases. For...
14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss (2012)
Mangroves are among the most threatened and rapidly disappearing natural environments worldwide. In addition to supporting a wide range of other ecological and economic functions, mangroves store considerable carbon. Here, we consider the global e...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English BUILDING SITE BASED SCENARIOS: TOOLS AND APPROACHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE VALMER PROJECT
The way we make decisions relating to the coastal and marine environment has seen a gradual change over a number of years and the involvement of people and those affected by the decisions has become more prominent. One way of involving stakeholder...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species (2008)
The issues associated with biological invasions have, traditionally, been seen as being the responsibility of biologists. However as invasives have become more and more widespread and their impacts on human systems have escalated, the scientific c...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English The benefits to people of expanding Marine Protected Areas (2015)
This study focuses on how the economic value of marine ecosystem services to people and communities is expected to change with the expansion of marine protected areas (MPAs). It is recognised, however, that instrumental economic value derived from...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English The value of the world’s Ecosystem services and natural capital (1997)
The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks the produce them are critical to the functioning of Earth's life-support system. They contribute to human welfare, both directly and indirectly, and therefore represent part of the ...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication Integrating the ecological and economic dimensions in biodiversity and ecosystem service valuation - Chapter 1 (2010)
In spite of the growing awareness of the importance of ecosystems and biodiversity to human welfare, loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems still continue on a large scale. Fundamental changes are needed in the way biodiversity, ecosys...
30 Apr 2018 by eve - outreach-material - English Strengthening the GEF Marine and Coastal portfolio - GEF LME:LEARN Services brochure
A key element of improved ocean governance is mainstreaming cooperation and coordination between Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects with ove...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - report Economic Valuation of Large Marine Ecosystems
Report from the IUCN workshop, July 29-30, 2007.
10 Sep 2014 - sap - project: 1188 Strategic Action Programme: Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem
This Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) is a negotiated policy document under the aegis of the IGCC (later GCC) which describes policy, legal and institutional reforms and investments needed to ...
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