Background document: Review of recent publications on indicators of Ecosystem Services and Restoration - ETC/BD Working paper N°A/2012

01 Jul 2012

Iulian Petchesi

Abstract: This document presents an overview of knowledge on indicators on ecosystem services and restoration based on key recent publications in 2012. It provides a first rough analysis of indicators in the context of target 2 of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy (EC, 2011): “by 2020, ecosystems and their services are maintained and enhanced by establishing green infrastructure and restoring at least 15 % of degraded ecosystems”. This overview must be used as a background document in order to help any discussion on selection of indicators on ecosystem services and on restoration.

Prepared by: Ben Delbaere and Amor Torre-Marin (from ETC/BD partner ECNC, NL), Sophie Condé (from ETC/BD-MNHN, FR)