Environmental change - who cares, who benefits, who loses? by @sthlmresilience

From ecosystem stocks to individual wellbeing The framework is made up of a number of elements that link ecosystems to human wellbeing, as shown in the figure above. “Ecosystem stocks” are the biophysical reality of ecosystems, the natural capital, what the authors refer to as “flows” represents the biophysical processes that are generated by the stocks and are potentially useful to humans. “Goods” are the experiences or products from ecosystems that are valued by humans, they are not solely biophysical but are co-produced from flows by human inputs such as labour or the presence of people who appreciate the flows. The “value” of these to society is determined by societal processes such as cultural norms and markets. Many studies aim to represent the value of ecosystem services by calculating their money value. However, since wellbeing is an individually experienced qualit...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1179897

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