BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief entitled “Policy tools to manage synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services”, based on the combined results of the CONNECT, REGARDS, TALE and VITAL projects. This 4-page brief introduces the notion of trade-offs and synergies in the delivery of ecosystem services, and presents policy-makers with science-based tools that help optimize their management. The projects it builds on exemplify the use of optimization and participatory tools to quantify synergies and trade-offs between multiple ecosystem services, providing comprehensive evaluations of demand and policy impacts on these services. They further demonstrate how the combination of participative ecosystem services scenarios with optimization tools allows to identify the most sustainable and desirable policy responses and management options for the future.
Please feel free to distribute this brief. For queries, please contact Frederic Lemaître, BiodivERsA science-policy interfacing officer (email@example.com).