These in turn provide the motivation and framework for scoping the benefits of integrating ecosystem services into suitable policy instruments that govern the management of Arctic nature, or of the human activities affecting Arctic nature.

In order to be successful in an Arctic context, the approach needs to build on a range of different types of knowledge. Information derived from economic valuation (whether market or non-market) is but one source of knowledge. Accounting for the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to the Arctic economy and society equally requires information derived from ethnographic and other social-scientific methods and from ecosystem sciences, and on Traditional Knowledge sources.

Read the report (external link)