Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment: A multi-country analysis

Filho, W.L. and Barbir, J. and Sima, M. and Kalbus, A. and Nagy, G.J. and Paletta, A. and Villamizar, A. and Martinez, R. and Azeiteiro, U.M. and Pereira, M.J. and Mussetta, P.C. and Ivars, J.D. and Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, J.B. and de Silva Neiva, S. and Moncada, S. and Galdies, C. and Klavins, M. and Nikolova, M. and Gogu, R.C. and Balogun, A.-L. and Bouredji, A. and Bonoli, A. (2020) Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment: A multi-country analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262 .

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The urban environment is characterised by many pressures caused by population growth, transport (and its related emissions), and the damage to green areas. Yet, there is a variety of ecosystem services available in urban areas, which may be deployed to ameliorate the current problems and foster their sustainability. This paper reviews the role of ecosystem services as tools for sustainability, based on an urban setting. It also describes a series of multi-country case studies, where an assessment of their functions using a set of benefits valuation approaches such as health benefits, economic benefits, social benefits and benefits to climate resilience, are provided, along with an appraisal of their role in up-keeping the overall quality of the urban environment in the studied areas. Policy recommendations aimed at enhancing the role of ecosystem services, and fostering sustainability in the sampled sites -and beyond-are provided. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 14
Uncontrolled Keywords:Economic and social effects; Ecosystems; Population statistics; Sustainable development; Urban transportation, Country analysis; Current problems; Economic benefits; Ecosystem services; Policy recommendations; Population growth; Social benefits; Urban environments, Urban growth
ID Code:23459
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 07:19
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