Assessments and valuations
Biodiversity has a multitude of values, but society takes many of them for granted. Biodiversity and ecosystem services are treated as free goods even though we depend on them for our most basic needs – pollination, healthy soils and climate regulation, among others.
The expertise we have built at UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre allows us to assess the state of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the human activities that affect them. By combining these assessments with estimates of the non-monetary and monetary values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, we can provide essential biological and economic information to help guide policy-making processes.