Global Public Sector Trends in Ecosystem Services, 2009-2012
Ecosystem services are gaining the attention of government officials around the world. From 2009 through 2012, BSR has documented a wide and growing range of public-sector activities related to the issue.
Given the breadth and growing depth of public-sector work on ecosystem services, it is increasingly clear that it now has the potential to shape future policy and regulations as well as government expectations of the private sector.
This document was developed to help businesspeople track the public sector’s uptake of ecosystem services concepts around the world. It is based on four years of research by BSR’s Ecosystem Services Working Group. The insights in this report are especially relevant to companies that have crafted, or are crafting, internal policies on biodiversity and ecosystem services.