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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

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Natural Asset search for term

A component of natural capital.

Natural Capital search for term

The elements of nature that directly or indirectly produce value for people, including ecosystems, species, freshwater, land, minerals, air and oceans, as well as natural processes and functions. The term is often used synonymously with natural asset, but in general implies a specific component.

Natural Capital Accounting search for term

A way of organising information about natural capital so that the state and trends in natural assets can be documented and assessed in a systematic way by decision makers.

Natural Capital Stock search for term

The tangible biotic and abiotic structures that make up the natural world and which support processes and functions that can contribute to human well-being. Stocks can be represented in various ways, but are more often measured in terms of the areas, volumes or numbers. 

Net Primary Production search for term

See 'Production (biological)'

Non-Monetary Valuation search for term

*The process whereby people express the importance or preference they have for the service or benefits that ecosystems provide in terms other than money. See monetary or economic valuation.

Normative search for term

Relating to values and prescriptions.

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