|Final Project Report:
Success Stories in Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Macro-economic Policy and Land Use Planning: Evidence from Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Viet Nam
The Global Synthesis Report, highlights findings of the four-year ProEcoServ, the flagship project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
New Policy Brief "Natural Capital and GDP of the Poor in Viet Nam", provides a broader use on how GDP of the poor in Viet Nam can be part of Green Economy 2.0 and contribute to National Green Growth Strategy through assessing suitability of Green Economy System Dynamic Model (GE-SDM) using three Green Economy indicators, i.e. Green GDP, GDP of the Poor and Decent Green Jobs, with potential sector-wise usage.
Trinidad and Tobago http://proecoservtt.weebly.com/index.html
The Project for Ecosystem Services(ProEcoServ) is a GEF-funded umbrella project aiming at piloting the bundling of ecosystem services and the integration of ecosystem services approaches into resource management and decision making. The overall goal of the project is to better integrate ecosystem assessment, scenario development and economic valuation of ecosystem services into sustainable national development planning.
Building on studies undertaken as part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), five countries will focus on a) site-specific assessments; b) close involvement of national and local stakeholders; and c) tools, models and methods for decision makers and policy implementation to mainstream ecosystem management approaches into national development policies.
ProEcoServ combines three distinct but linked components:
Support Tools for Policy Making: Development and application of multi-scale and locally valid tools and decision support models for development planning and policy making.
Assistance for Policy Implementation: Support for the application of ecosystem and ecosystem service management approaches at national and transboundary levels.
Bridge between Science and Policy: Strengthening of science-policy interfaces to reinforce multi-scale linkages from local to international actors, as well as to bridge the gap between research results and policy application in developing countries and the international biodiversity arena.
Final ProEcoServ Workshop was held on 28 to 29 September, 2015, at the UNEP headquaters, Nairobi
summarizing key findings of the ProEcoServ