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  • E.g., solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuel, fossil fuel.
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Coastal Resilience Decision Support Tool Led by The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with many others - see overview below.

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Dependencies

Coastal Resilience examines natures role in reducing coastal community risk, through four critical steps: 1) Assess risk and vulnerability; 2) Identify solutions; 3) Take action; 4) Measure effectiveness. The online mapping tool supports planners, government officials, and communities to develop risk reduction, restoration and resilience strategies. It includes a data-viewing platform and suite of web applications tailored to meet specific planning needs. The tool primarily identifies nature-based solutions but also supports disaster response, coastal habitat restoration and climate change policy. Partners: UN University, NOAA, USGS, Natural Capital Project, Association of State Floodplain Managers, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Southern Mississippi, Esri and Alliance for Development Works, IFRC and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center

Applies to Step 05, 06, 07
  • Water use
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • Marine ecosystem use
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Water
  • Well-being and spiritual/ethical value
  • Experience
Common Guidance for the identification of High Conservation Values Production of the common guidance was led by Proforest on behalf of the HCV Resource Network

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The Common Guidance is a tool to help HCV practicioners and other interested parties implement the HCV approach in a consistent way across different natural resource sectors or geographies. The Common Guidance aims to widen the scope of use of HCV to other ecosystems and to provide guidance on the updated HCV definitions, as well as examples from practical field experience.

Applies to Step 05
  • Water use
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Experience
  • Water
  • Regulation of biological environment
  • Nutrition
  • Well-being and spiritual/ethical value
  • Materials
  • Dependency on biodiversity
  • Knowledge
Corporate Guidelines for the Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services GVces - Center for Sustainability Studies of Getulio Vargas Foundation

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This tool is a initiative of GVces - Center for Sustainability Studies of Getulio Vargas Foundation, in partnership with TEEB Regional Local, GIZ, Industry National Confederation of Brazil (CNI) and Brazilian Environmental Ministry (MMA). Those guidelines were created together with a group of 19 companies with the purpose of guiding the elaboration of simplified analyses of economic valuation of ecosystem services that are able to support strategic and tactical business decisions. Easy-to-apply, quick, and low-cost methods were privileged, in such a way to, if not completely, at least partially eliminate the need for support from third party consulting firms specialized in the topic.

Applies to Step 05, 07
  • Water use
  • Soil pollutants
  • Water pollutants
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • GHG emissions
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Water
  • Regulation of biological environment
  • Nutrition
  • Materials
  • Dependency on biodiversity
  • Experience
Corporate Natural Capital Accounts Natural Capital Committee, EFTEC, RSPB, PWC

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"This study develops a methodology for corporate natural capital accounting. The study is structured around three main phases of work: 1) Constructing a methodological framework for corporate natural capital accounting; 2) Developing pilot natural capital accounts; 3) Preparing 'generic' corporate natural capital framework and guidance. The framework establishes a system for measuring and valuing natural capital over time along with the explicit recognition of the funding that is required for its maintenance and enhancement."

Applies to Step 05, 06, 07
  • Water use
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Water pollutants
  • Solid waste
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • GHG emissions
  • Disturbances
  • Marine ecosystem use
  • Non- GHG emissions
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Water
  • Regulation of biological environment
  • Nutrition
  • Regulation of waste and emissions
  • Well-being and spiritual/ethical value
  • Materials
  • Dependency on biodiversity
  • Experience
  • Knowledge
Ecosystem Review for Impact Assessment World Resources Institute

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Dependencies

"The ESR for IA is a step-by-step method for projects to identify, assess and mitigate their impacts and dependencies on ecosystem services. It is promoted by IFC as a tool to meet PS6 (https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/a359a380498007e9a1b7f3336b93d75f/Updated_GN6-2012.pdf?MOD=AJPERES)"

Applies to Step 05, 06, 07
  • Water use
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Water pollutants
  • Solid waste
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • Disturbances
  • Marine ecosystem use
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Experience
  • Regulation of biological environment
  • Nutrition
  • Regulation of waste and emissions
  • Well-being and spiritual/ethical value
  • Materials
  • Dependency on biodiversity
  • Water
  • Knowledge
ELD Initiative: Practitioner's Guide: Principles of economic valuation for sustainable land management based on the Massive Open Online Course „The Economics of Land Degradation“ ELD Initiative

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"This Practitioner’s Guide reaches out to provide practitioners and decision-makers with the skills necessary to make an economic case for preventing or reversing land degradation and to adopt more sustainable land management options. It is intended for individuals who engage in activities that ultimately determine land use and practices. This includes business owners, managers, students and teachers, activists, NGOs, farmers, engineers, politicians, journalists and other media workers, public service employees, and anyone else interested in learning about environmental valuation techniques with hands-on examples."

Applies to Step 06, 07
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Nutrition
  • Materials
ELD Initiative: User Guide - A 6+1 step approach to assess the economics of land management ELD Initiative

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The 6+1 step approach is the analysis method that has been adopted by the ELD Initiative to guide users through the process of establishing scientifically sound cost-benefit analyses to inform decision-making processes.

Applies to Step 06, 07
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Nutrition
  • Materials
ELD Land Materiality Screening Tool CH2M and Sustain Value developed the tool for the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and the World Business Council for Sustainable Develo

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The ELD Land Materiality Screening Tool is a tool designed to enable companies to better assess the significance of land to their business. The objectives of the tool are to create awareness of the importance of land degradation and catalyze actions toward the implementation of sustainable land management projects. It was specifically designed to not require an intensive data collection effort to generate results. By answering a series of questions, the tool provides an estimate of the level of land impact and the level of business risk for a specific site where a company has an existing or potential interest. Based on the relationship between land impact and business risk, output is provided on options a company may take to minimize both. Users can compare the level of land impact and business risk between locations, enabling prioritization of action.

Applies to Step 06, 07
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Nutrition
  • Materials
Environmental Prices CE Delft on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Stichting Stimular and Thermphos

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"Environmental Prices, also called shadow prices, are prices for environmental goods. In our societies, prices are used to express value and guide decision making. Environmental Prices give the value to society for emissions that harm the environment. Using a peer reviewed methodology that combines valuation techniques with lifecycle analysis, a system has been developed that establishes the value prices for over 500 environmentally harmful substances. In both its coverage as its scientific and transparant calculation methods, the method is unique worldwide. Environmental prices have been established for the Netherlands and for the EU. They are publicly available. With the model Benefito, we can transfer these prices to other locations worldwide. In the Netherlands, environmental prices have been used and promoted by public governments for use in SCBA, legal decisions (antitrust policies) and by companies to calculate the environmental profits from changes in operations. "

Applies to Step 07
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Water pollutants
  • GHG emissions
  • Disturbances
  • Non- GHG emissions
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Regulation of waste and emissions
  • Dependency on biodiversity
Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI) Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Over the past decades, the volume of published literature on the economic value of ecological goods and services has significantly expanded, and environmental considerations are being increasingly integrated into business and policy decision-making. One arising challenge for researchers, economists, and analysts is to quickly and efficiently find relevant references of valuation studies amidst the growing volume of available information. The Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI) is an online, searchable compendium containing classified summaries for over 4,000 valuation studies. These summaries provide detailed information about the study location, the specific environmental assets being valued, the methodological approaches and the estimated monetary values along with proper contextualization. EVRI’s primary objective is to facilitate literature review and the application of value transfer techniques.

Applies to Step 07
  • Water use
  • Soil pollutants
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Water pollutants
  • Solid waste
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • GHG emissions
  • Disturbances
  • Marine ecosystem use
  • Non- GHG emissions
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Experience
  • Water
  • Regulation of biological environment
  • Knowledge
  • Nutrition
  • Regulation of waste and emissions
  • Well-being and spiritual/ethical value
  • Materials