The National Parks and Wildlife Service recently completed a project to map and assess a selection of Ireland’s ecosystem services. We did this in response to the EU Biodiversity Strategy, in which the European Commission called on Member States (under Target 2, Action 5) to:
- Map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory
- Assess the economic value of such services
- Promote the integration of these values into accounting and reporting systems at EU and national level
In doing so, the Strategy aims to support the achievement of over-arching aims around No Net Loss of biodiversity, green infrastructure, the prioritisation of restoration, and biodiversity-proofing the plans and policies of other sectors... (Read more)
Video: Gemma Weir presenting Ireland's Progress in Mapping Natural Capital at Chartered Accountants' House - 7th February 2017. Slides available here.