Take advantage of this E-learning course: Biodiversity Valuation
Human life depends extensively on biodiversity and ecosystems,but unfortunately society does not place much value on it and hence does not integrate the costs and benefits of biodiversity into economic and policy frameworks.These benefits can help us in setting up a course for halting and even reversing the overwhelming loss of biodiversity we have already experienced.
This training is aimed at providing you with an overview of the process of biodiversity valuation and mainstreaming. It consist of three topic areas, which are as follows:
- An overview of the consequences and causes of biodiversity loss, a description of the range of ecosystem services that nature provides;
- Examine a range of valuation tools and methods, and learn about the different circumstances in which each tool can best be applied;
- Present a step-by-step process of assessing the values of ecosystem services to society, and developing mechanisms for integrating this value into development plans and resource sectors.