UN Environment Programme (UNEP)



Ecosystem Management

UNEP's Work


Ecosystem Management Project

Freshwater Ecosystems More »

Terrestrial Ecosystems More »

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             Forest                                                            (added here by information-book.com)

Marine and Coastal Ecosystems More »

Ecosystem Services and Economics More »




UNEP works to address #environmental consequences of land use. Learn more: http://ow.ly/PNA5o  #sustainability

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Land and Forests (Terrestrial Ecocystems)


Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)
Activities in the LULUCF sector can provide a relatively cost-effective way of offsetting emissions, either by increasing the removals of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere (e.g. by planting trees or managing forests), or by reducing emissions (e.g. by curbing deforestation).


More information on Forests at the section REDD.





Ecosystem services and Economics


Quantifying Ecosystem Services


"In the absence of mangroves, responsible for soil retention, it is estimated that...", natural disasters cost estimates, water dams for 60% of a country's electricity, irrigation schemes, ecotourism, pollinators responsible for increased agricultural production


The infographics cited below are found at the pdf link

Infographics summarizing key findings of the ProEcoServ

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Our economies are rooted in nature. @UNEP is showing the extent of this ecosystem value: http://bit.ly/1OnsBdz 



New UN Report Details Ecosystem Services of Almost One Billion Dollars Annually in Four Pilot Countries Wed, Oct 7, 2015

ProEcoServ assessed ecosystem services such as water, soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile





UN Environment ‏@UNEP 2015-10-09

How Much Is Our #Environment Worth? Read the new op-ed from UNEP ED @ASteiner in @TIME: http://ow.ly/TcuMi