These Corporate Guidelines for the Noneconomic Valuation of Cultural Ecosystem Services (Desec, its Portuguese acronym) present a proposal for the diagnosis of cultural ecosystem services (CES) in the territory as a support for business decision-making. The work is a result of the joint efforts of the Trends in Ecosystem Services (TeSE) and Local Development and Large Enterprises (IDLocal) initiatives during 2015, in partnership with member companies, with the TEEB R-L Project and invited experts.
What is it?
DESEC are a proposal of a method for the diagnosis of cultural ecosystem services (CES) in the territory to support business decision making.
What is it for?
DESEC aim to help business planning take into account the benefits that local stakeholders derive from ecosystems. In this way, it tends to contribute to relationships with communities, social license to operate, risk reduction as well as reputation and new business opportunities.
How it works?
DESEC propose the use of participatory maps to survey the elements of CES, as well as suggest complementary tools to understand the intensity of value attributed to CES by local communities of interest.