Deliverable 3(d): Policy support tools and methodologies regarding the diverse conceptualization of values of biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people including ecosystem services

The assessment of tools and methodologies regarding multiple values of biodiversity to human societies is important for guiding the use of such methodologies in all IPBES work. Different valuation methodologies will be evaluated according to different visions, approaches and knowledge systems, and their policy relevance based on the diverse conceptualization of values of biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people including provisioning, regulating and cultural services.

This assessment will result in a guide, and subsequently promote and catalyse the further development and use of tools and methodologies on these issues. The aim is that such policy support tools will help guide decision-making by taking into account the multiple values of nature and its benefits. As directed by the Plenary, this deliverable will promote and catalyse the further development of tools and methodologies on these issues.

Members of the Values Expert Group

3d Expert Group
Role Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Expert Nobuyuki Yagi The University of Tokyo Japan
Expert Heidi Wittmer Germany
Expert Susan Preston Department of Environment, Government of Canada
Expert Eszter Kelemen Hungary
Expert Esra Basak Dessane Project House Cooperative Turkey
Expert Aroha Mead IUCN
Expert Patricia Balvanera Levy Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Expert Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability United Nations University
Expert Patrick John O'farrell Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
3d Guide
Role Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Expert Peter Herman May Sociedade Brasileira Para O Progresso Da Ciência
Expert Veronika Chobotova Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia
Expert Radoslav Povazan Slovakia
Expert Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability United Nations University
Expert Nobuyuki Yagi The University of Tokyo Japan
Expert Esra Basak Dessane Project House Cooperative Turkey
Expert Florin Popa Belgium
Expert Michel Masozera Wildlife Conservation Society
Expert Heidi Wittmer Germany
Expert Craig Bullock Ireland
Expert Ramon De La Concepcion Pichs Madruga Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM) Cuba
Expert Virginie Maris France
Expert Fern Wickson Norway
Expert Stanley Tanyi Asah International Human Dimensions Programme IHDP
Expert Walter Alberto Pengue Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento Argentina
Expert Keping Ma China
Expert Madhu Verma Indian Institute of Forest Management/ Centre for Ecological Services Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management Indian Institute Of Forest Management
Expert Patricia Balvanera Levy Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
Expert Ram Pandit University of Western Australia Nepal
Expert Eszter Kelemen Hungary
Expert Xin Wang Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China
Expert Edward Amankwah Centre for Environmental Governance Center for Environmental Governance
Expert Diego Pacheco Balanza Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Expert Ritesh Kumar Wetlands International South Asia India
Expert Marjan Van Den Belt Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand
Expert Soeun Ahn Republic of Korea
Expert Dominic Moran United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Expert Mine Islar Lund University Centre For Sustainability Studies Turkey
Expert Bernardo Strassburg Brazil
Expert Patrick John O'farrell Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
Expert Erik Gomez Baggethun Norway
Expert Heli Saarikoski Finnish Environment Institute Finland
Expert Asia Mohamed University of Khartoum, Institute of Environmental Studies Sudan
Expert Hamed Daly Hassen League of Arab States
Expert Tovondriaka Rakotobe Madagascar
Expert Aroha Mead IUCN
Expert Christopher Golden Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar
Expert Martin Quaas Germany
Resource person Pamela Berry University of Oxford
Resource person Susan Preston Department of Environment, Government of Canada
Resource person Hans Keune INBO
Resource person Joel Houdet African Centre for Technology Studies South Africa
Resource person Joel Houdet African Centre for Technology Studies
3d Other
Role Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Bureau expert group member Robert Watson Tyndall Center Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Bureau expert group member Diego Pacheco Balanza
MEP expert group member Marie Stenseke Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University
MEP expert group member Unai Pascual Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science), Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao
MEP expert group member Brigitte Baptiste Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
IPBES Secretariat (TSU) Patricia Balvanera Levy Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
IPBES Secretariat (TSU) David Gonzalez Jimenez Centro de Formación y Desarrollo La Ceiba S.C.
Country Start date End date Event documents
Values Expert Meeting Hungary 08/06/2015 11/06/2015
Values workshop for Africa Morocco 06/09/2016 07/09/2016
Values workshop for Europe and Central Asia Croatia 08/09/2016 08/09/2016
Values workshop for Americas Colombia 16/10/2016 17/10/2016
Values workshop for Asia-Pacific India 10/11/2016 11/11/2016

IPBES/4/INF/13

Deliverable 3d – Preliminary guide on the methodological assessment regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits

IPBES/3/INF/7

Preliminary guide regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (deliverable 3 (d))