Sustainable development and ecosystem services

The key to sustainable development is achieving a balance between the exploitation of natural resources for socio-economic development, and conserving ecosystem services that are critical to everyone’s wellbeing and livelihoods (Falkenmark et al., 2007). There is no blueprint for obtaining this balance. However, an understanding of how ecosystem services contribute to livelihoods, and who benefits and who loses from changes arising from development interventions, is essential…

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https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/629475-McCartney-Sustainable%20development%20and%20ecosystem%20services.pdf

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