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Nils Droste

Principal Investigator | Associate Senior Lecturer

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Assessing Nature’s Contributions to People

Author

  • Hyeonju Ryu
  • Luca Coscieme
  • Nils Droste
  • Sonali Gosh
  • Lovisa Nilsson
  • Sakshi Rana
  • Uttam Babu Shrestha

Summary, in English

Do the misty mountains, fast-flowing rivers, and sandy beaches leave you in awe and fill you with insatiable wonder? Does nature bring you a jubilant feeling? Nature contributes to our quality of life in multiple ways. Some of these gifts are easily visible, like the clothes you wear, the food you eat, and the water your drink. However, some contributions, such as flood protection and pollination of food crops are hardly ever seen. Scientists warn that we are now losing many of these gifts from nature, and this is why in this article we want to talk about it. In fact, one of the things we need to conserve nature is to understand why and how it is important for our lives. In this article, we introduce you to nature’s contributions to people and why it is important to assess them.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Publishing year

2020-08-12

Language

English

Publication/Series

Frontiers for Young Minds

Volume

08

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Frontiers Media S. A.

Topic

  • Environmental Sciences

Conference name

IPBES-6 Plenary

Conference date

2018-03-18 - 2018-03-24

Conference place

Medellin, Colombia

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2296-6846