Ecosystem Services workshop

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Ecosystem Services workshop

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I recently conducted a workshop on Ecosystems and Indigenous and Local Peoples Well-being, at the OCEANIA Ecosystem Services forum, held in Brisbane, 27-31 March, 2017. The workshop participants, about 25 from different parts of the world, explored connections between Indigenous well-being and natural systems. It was interesting to hear stories how people connect with nature in different ways. However, from an economic valuation perspective, many of these values are not accounted for policy decision making, and the participants collectively decided the need to highlight these non-monetary values by applying and developing different valuation techniques–work in progress.