Exploring Future Trends in Ecosystem Services.

TitleExploring Future Trends in Ecosystem Services.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZurek, M.; Biggs, R.; Raudsepp-Hearne, C.; Bennett, E.; Kok, K.; Velarde, SJ.
Book TitleEcosystem Services: A Guide for Decision Makers.
PublisherWorld Resources Institute
KeywordsASB, Exploring Future Trends. Ecosystem, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
AbstractHuman well-being utterly depends on nature. Development, defined broadly to encompass social, economic, and environmental aspects of growth, aims to improve human well-being. This chapter introduces scenario planning as one tool for thinking creatively about possible future outcomes of a decision and discusses how it can be used in conjunction with an Ecosystem Services Approach to strengthen decision making.