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Tool Assessor - Supporting practical assessment of natural capital in land-use decision making 2016

Freshwater Marine Terrestrial JNCC Publications Natural Capital Library 0963-8091 Freshwater JNCC report series Marine 584 Ecosystem services Environmental accounting Marine Natural capital Natural resource accounting Sustainable use



The process of characterising, measuring, valuing and monitoring what nature does for people is complex. It requires the integration of diverse social and environmental data. For this reason, there is growing interest in analytical ‘tools’ that help us understand the positive connection between the environment and people’s wellbeing. The purpose of these tools is to ensure that planning and management of the environment takes into account the diverse ways in which it supports wellbeing. They can provide a structured means of handling data for a defined area, and producing outputs such as maps, statistics and economic valuations.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·05·01

Howard, B., Neumann, J. & O’Riordan, R., (2016), Tool Assessor - Supporting practical assessment of natural capital in land-use decision making, JNCC Report No. 584, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The aim of ‘Tool Assessor’ is to aid the practical application of the natural capital, green infrastructure and ecosystem service concepts in day-to-day, land-use decision-making in the UK.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·01

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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