A3. Value of biodiversity integrated into decision making

 

Indicator Description

Indicator under development: The integration of biodiversity into mainstream social and economic processes should allow us to continue to enjoy the benefits of biodiversity that we currently achieve.  However this is a difficult concept to be able to measure, and it has not yet been possible to develop an indicator.

Summary

 

No change from previous publication.

Following the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, the UK biodiversity indicators were reviewed, and a programme of work was put in place to develop and refine the indicator set for future reporting to the CBD.  In the review, a small number of gaps were identified where there were no current indicators for particular CBD goals and targets.  One such gap related to indicators for reporting on how the value of biodiversity has been integrated into public and business decision making.

 

Progress to date

No change from previous publication.

Aichi Target 2 is focussed on mainstreaming biodiversity into national- and local-level decision making processes.  Indicator A3 could focus on a number of areas, including the extent of schemes involving payments for ecosystem services, and progress in developing ecosystems accounts within the national accounting framework.

 

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Last updated: December 2015

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