The project will promote capacity building regarding decision making on socio-economic valuation of biodiversity through the development of training materials on the economic benefits of biodiversity and ecosystem services to sector productivity and local communities in OR/OCT.
The project has developed a report providing an overview of training and communication materials on valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The materials gathered cover a range of purposes, from providing introductory background knowledge to developing capacities and sharing best practices for practical application, and target a variety of stakeholders and audiences. They include a wide range of approaches to valuing nature and biodiversity, including ecosystem services and natural capital approaches as well as non-western narratives on the value of biodiversity. Some materials are country or region-specific, and some are for general application.
The report on the Training Materials on Biodiversity Valuation was delivered on May 2015. The training materials included in the report will be accessible from the NetBiome-CSA's Biodiversity Management Toolbox in October 2015.