Ecosystem goods and services in development planning : a good practice guide

Complete Title: 
Ecosystem goods and services in development planning : a good practice guide
Non IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

The aim of the Good Practice Guide (GPG) is to provide a better understanding about the role of the environment and how development policies and budget processes can effectively internalize environmental priorities and benefits. This product, which is primarily directed at officers from finance and planning ministries, will also be of value to individuals from other sector ministries, government institutions, development and environmental groups. Following an overview of what environmental systems are, the GPG offers a variety of environmentally friendly approaches and mainstreaming measures for sustainable resource management and green income generation. By adding an environmental lens to planning, it introduces systemic approaches, market and non-market based environmental valuation and integration methods complementing existing economic criteria, and methods leading to the development of greener poverty reduction strategies, national development plans and sectoral plans. As environmental considerations contribute directly and indirectly towards securing economic sustainability, while reducing poverty and vulnerability to natural threats, a sound understanding of these dimensions will inevitably help effectively achieve national and global development objectives.

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Imprint: 
Montreal, CA: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2010
Physical Description: 
iv, 80p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
92-9225-282-8
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Includes bibliographic references.

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Number of copies: 
0
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Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/Bios-Cons-BD-152.pdf
Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2016/10/25