Changes in ecosystem services

The Cost of Policy Inaction

- N/A

Ecosystem services constitute the physical link between ecological systems and human economies. With conversions of natural ecosystems to other forms of land use, such as cropland, pasture land or urban land, or by unsustainable fishing the oceans, or converting coastal mangrove to shrimp farms, the total flow of services in a region is altered. The changes often bring short-term economic benefits but longer-term costs. Maximization of provisioning services such as food, fish and timber has caused the loss of area with intact ecosystems and biodiversity and thus with the capability of these systems to provide regulating services such as climate and flood control, and air and water purification.

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Geral

- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base

- Alterações Climáticas e Biodiversidade;
- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade;
- Ameaças à Biodiversidade

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável