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St Helena Scenario Workshops Report 2018

Freshwater Marine Terrestrial Overseas Territories Ecosystem services Environmental management Land use change Livestock Natural capital Valuation St. Helena

Abstract

Human wellbeing is dependent on the benefits – or ecosystem services – which we obtain from the natural environment such as food, fresh water, tourism, spirituality and protection from flooding and erosion. Yet these benefits and the trade-offs made between them are often not considered when economic decisions need to be made. Values – both monetary and nonmonetary – can be assigned to these ecosystem services which allow us to make longer-term, more strategic, decisions about how to manage them both now and for future generations.

The report summarises the outcomes of two scenario workshops held in St. Helena in October and November 2018, which were designed to consider the development of a series of valuations for St Helena (both monetary and non-monetary) for the Peaks National Park, agriculture and forestry estate, tourism, and culture.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessments (NCAs) in the UK's South Atlantic Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC and conducted by SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018·12·01

Citation
Pelembe, T. & Smith, N. 2018. St. Helena Scenario Workshops Report. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (South Atlantic Region).  Contracted report to JNCC.

Lineage
Contracted report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2021·01·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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