Ecosystem Services in Action: Lessons Learned From 20+ Engagements Around the World

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Anne Guerry , Natural Capital Project, Seattle, WA
Dr. Guerry will provide an overview of the Natural Capital Project and partners’ use of ecosystem service approaches and tools to inform decisions in diverse contexts worldwide. She will highlight a range of successful outcomes including: stakeholders and decision-makers are newly aware of nature’s benefits and the connections among them, stakeholders have new tools to mediate differences, plans and policies that consider impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services are in place, new policy and finance mechanisms have been established, and perhaps most importantly (and elusively), the delivery of ecosystem services has been enhanced.