Ecosystem Services as an Indicator for Strategic Environmental Assessment: Towards an adaptive sustainability appraisal evaluation framework
A strategic analytical approach is employed to develop a more adaptive framework that incorporates these relationships. This is based on Term of References (ToRs) and allows an integration of SEA evaluation criteria with expert judgments, reports and beliefs. The purpose is to evaluate ES and justify it as an indicator system that is flexible, adaptive to changes (sustainability) in achieving SEA objectives and determines potential areas of conflicts, which can be mitigated at the policy level and ensure that developmental activities are sustainable. The assessment framework and method for evaluating ES as an indicator for SEA are discussed in more details and also show that there exist tools for estimating ES that can support them as indicators.
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