The project staff from the CzechGlobe organization are preparing case studies which shall show the usability of the analysis of ecosystem services and the values of natural capital for individual stakeholders’ groups.
The aim of the study in case areas is to identify specific synergies, conflicts and compromises between individual benefits and stakeholders. The case studies should also verify the applicability of previously developed approaches to integrating ecosystem services into decision-making processes.
The studies will take place in 2021–2024. A total of four rounds of workshops will take place in three selected areas: the Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area, the Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area and the Slavkovský les Protected Landscape Area / Sokolovsko.
We plan to address representatives of cities and municipalities, farmers, entrepreneurs, forest management representatives, conservationists, fishermen, non-profit organizations, etc. The selection of specific stakeholders is based on previous consultations with the users of the ecosystem services evaluation outputs and also on the experience of CzechGlobe or the Charles University Environment Centre, another partner of the One Nature project.
The case studies are currently being prepared. The first round of workshops will take place depending on the epidemiological situation – either in autumn 2021 or spring 2022. Currently, CzechGlobe employees establish contacts and cooperation in selected localities, prioritize benefits in the localities concerned and they also study participatory methods that are usable for evaluating the benefits of ecosystem services.
The first round of workshops will primarily serve to introduce the concept of ecosystem services and to strengthen relationships with local stakeholders.