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Boltemo Edholm, Jenny
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Boltemo Edholm, J. & Longueville, A. (2018). Ecosystem service assessments in climate adaptation. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystem service assessments in climate adaptation
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem services is Nature’s contribution to human well-beingby providing provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services. A direct driver affecting availability of ecosystem services is climate change. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed. A possible strategy to cope with these challenges is the use of Ecosystem-based adaptation, defined by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversityas “the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as a part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change”.

In this paper a literature review was conducted to highlight the current use of ecosystem services in relation to coping with climate adaptation. Investigated parameters was I) geographical area and sector; II) aim of article; III) methodological approach; and IV) lessons learned by the authors of the reviewed articles regarding method used and lessons learned by the authors of the reviewed articles regarding implementing EbA. The diversity among methods of ecosystem service assessment used in the reviewed articles indicate that there are many possibilities of assessing ecosystem services and communicating impacts from climate change. A combination of methods was also seen as beneficial to assist decision-makers and planners in climate adaptation decisions. This paper put forward useful knowledge for future ecosystem service assessments, both in preparation and performance of assessments.

Series
Ecotechnology working paper ; 2018-4a
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35359 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Boltemo Edholm, J. & Longueville, A. (2018). Ecosystem Services in Climate Adaptation in Northern Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystem Services in Climate Adaptation in Northern Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ecosystems provide humans with ecosystem services - benefits fundamental to human well-being. The Swedish government has set a milestone target to be reached by 2018, that the importance of biodiversity and values of ecosystem services should be commonly known and adopted in political and economic decisions. The use of ecosystem service assessments can be beneficial in local and regional planning and increase understanding of ecosystem services among decision-makers. Being of such importance it is of interest if, and how ecosystem services are integrated in planning and decision-making in the Norrbotten County. This study aims togive an overview of how far municipalities in Sweden has reached with the integration of ecosystem services. This was done by investigating explicit implementation, contribution to the milestone target and, if/how ecosystem services are used in local governance and especially regarding climate adaptation.

The results show that only four of the 14 municipalities have integrated ecosystem services, further that there is an absence of explicit use of ecosystem services in climate adaptation. Thisindicates that the level of knowledge about the ES concept is low and that implementation has not been successful in the county. Positively though, the county has a forerunner in the Arjeplog municipality, which can serve as role model for the rest of the county to achieve an implementation of ES in local governance.

Series
Ecotechnology working paper ; 2018-5a
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35360 (URN)
Conference
IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition, 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban International Convention Center Durban, South Africa 16-19 May 2018
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
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