Scenarios are developed for thinking about the future and longer-term planning - especially useful when considering the links between ecosystem services and development.
Aim of the resource:
<p>Scenario approaches range from highly exploratory to decision-oriented and from intuitive (e.g. visionary) to analytical (e.g. rational). They vary in the degree of complexity.<br /> All approaches involve: selecting a scenario approach, developing storylines based on available data, identifying uncertainties and drivers of change and discussing scenario outcomes. It is an effective tool to analyze potential changes in an ecosystem.</p>