Regional workshop: Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Approaches into Development

Application of Economic Valuation for Designing Innovative Response Policies

6th - 9th Feb 2012, Bangkok, Thailand 

The workshop, which was organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in close cooperation with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), aimed to enhance capacity of policy-makers and technical experts in applying methodologies that can assist them in mainstreaming ecosystem management approaches into poverty alleviation and development policies.

The meeting's objectives were:

  1. To enhance knowledge and skills on the application of economic valuation and innovative response policies and tools by using the information on economic values of ecosystem services;
  2. To allow networking among experts, policy-makers and practitioners who participate in the workshop to share their experiences and promote their partnership development.

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Introduction Methodologies, data needs and applicability of economic valuation of ecosystem services Case study on economic valuation of ecosystem services Use of Economic value in innovative reponse policies and tools for management of ecosystem services Regional Policy Dialogue on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Transforming Policies into Actions