The second workshop organised by the EEA to discuss CICES took place between between 2nd & 3rd December 2009 in Copenhagen. A report on the outputs from the discussions will be posted on this site soon. In the mean time a number of people have made additional comments on this site – including the ‘breakout groups’ that considered some of the issues relating to CICES at the workshop.
As a result of the workshop it has been decided that this e-forum will be extended in to January, 2010, to focus on the additional issues surrounding the development of CICES. A number of expert contributions have been invited to further stimulate the debate.
You can enter the forum on the by selecting one of the live topics on the left. More details about how the forum is organised is given on the ‘Forum’ page. If you would like further background then do feel free to contact the organisers of the forum via the ‘contacts page’.
A SUMMARY OF THE DISCUSSION UP TO 6th DECEMBER 2009 CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK
OR BY GOING TO THE RESOURCES PAGE
The EEA and UNEP organised a meeting in December 2008 on the development of a Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES). At that meeting it was concluded that CICES could serve many purposes, including helping to standardise and translate between the different ecosystem service classifications that are emerging as part of the MA follow-up, TEEB, the revision of the SEEA and the development of methods for ecosystem accounts. An outcome of the meeting was that the EEA was invited to formulate proposals on CICES for further discussion.
The draft proposal for CICES that was discussed at the Copenhagen workshop is available.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE CICES DRAFT BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK
OR BY GOING TO THE RESOURCES PAGE OF THIS SITE
To help with these discussions and the further development of CICES, this e-forum aims to give a wider body of people the opportunity to comment and provide input to the debate. The aim is to formalise the draft for CICES and submit it for endorsement as an international standard.