Nature’s contributions to people and quality of life

Berta Martin-López, Andrew Church, Esra Başak Dessane, Pam Berry, Claire Chenu, Michael Christie, Magali Gerino, Hans Keune, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Sandrine Paillard, Axel G. Rossberg, Matthias Schröter, Alexander P.E. van Oudenhoven, Elena Osipova

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Abstract

In this chapter, we provide an assessment of each of nature’s contributions to people (NCP) and to the quality of life of societies in Europe and Central Asia. We recognize that these contributions are diverse, reflecting the multiple societies that inhabit the region and the multiple interlinked dimensions of nature and society. For that reason, the present chapter seeks to respect and to represent the multiple values of nature’s contributions to people and to include the different knowledge systems that provide understanding of our relationship with nature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia
EditorsMark Rounsevell, Markus Fischer, Amor Torre-Marin Rando, André Mader
Place of PublicationBonn, Germany
PublisherSecretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Chapter2
Pages57-185
Number of pages129
ISBN (Electronic)9783947851089
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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