The deliverable 7.3 “Guidelines for the application of the ESA methodology” aims at analysing and provide a comprehensive framework of the methodologies and tools available for the evaluation of the ecosystem services provided by NBS at the urban level.
Four main blocks compose the deliverable:
1. Definition of the connection between the NBS, the ecosystem services, and natural capital;
2. Description of the methodologies used for the economic valuation of ecosystem services at urban level;
3. Description of the tools for the ecosystem service economic valuation of ecosystem services at urban level;
4. Definition of the guidelines for the ecosystem services valuation at the urban scale.
Two documents are attached at the deliverable. The first one summarises the methodologies for the economic valuation of the ecosystem services generated by NBS with related examples and cases study. The second document summarises the tools used for economic valuation. This derivable will be used as the base to perform the ex-ante economic valuation of the NBS implemented in front-runner cities: Valladolid, Liverpool, and Izmir.
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