Accounting II

Ecosystem services and environmental-economic accounting - Digital assessment

The aim of the project "Accounting II" is, on the one hand, to further develop the methods already developed for the preliminary results of the case studies ("Accounting I"), and to calculate a further time period. On the other hand, further ecosystem services (avoidance of climate gases, and recreation in the landscape) are to be assessed, and a conceptual proposal for an ecosystem condition account is to be developed. In addition, concrete proposals are to be developed on how the data already processed (from GIS, official statistics, HNV mapping, federal forest inventory data, etc.), aggregation and evaluation models (e.g. recreation assessment, demand for urban green spaces) can be integrated into a common data and evaluation model.

On 3 March 2020, the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden, in cooperation with partner institutions, organised the first national workshop for a future German ecosystem accounting in the "Königlichen Pferdestall" of Leibniz University Hannover. On 8 and 9 November 2021, the 2nd National Ecosystem Accounting Conference will take place in the Neues Rathaus - Gartensaal, Hannover. 

First results within the framework of Accounting II:

Grunewald K., Schweppe-Kraft B., Syrbe R.-U., Meier S., Krüger T., Schorcht M., Walz U. (2020): Hierarchical classification system of Germany’s ecosystems as basis for an ecosystem accounting – methods and first results. One Ecosystem 5: e50648. doi.org/10.3897/oneeco.5.e50648

Grunewald K., Schweppe-Kraft B., Syrbe R.-U., Meier S., Michel C., Richter B., Schorcht M., Walz U. (2020): Hierarchisches Klassifikationssystem der Ökosysteme Deutschlands als Grundlage einer übergreifenden Ökosystem-Bilanzierung. Natur und Landschaft 95/3, pp. 118-128

Meier, S.; Grunewald, K.; Syrbe, R.-U. (2020): Herausforderungen einer regelmäßigen Ökosystembilanzierung auf Basis des LBM-DEs In: Meinel, Gotthard; Schumacher, Ulrich; Behnisch, Martin; Krüger, Tobias (Hrsg.): Flächennutzungsmonitoring XII mit Beiträgen zum Monitoring von Ökosystemleistungen und SDGs. Berlin: Rhombos-Verlag, (IÖR-Schriften; 78), S.179-190

Schweppe-Kraft, B.; Syrbe, R.-U.; Meier, S.; Grunewald, K. (2020): Datengrundlagen für einen Biodiversitätsflächenindikator auf Bundesebene In: Meinel, Gotthard; Schumacher, Ulrich; Behnisch, Martin; Krüger, Tobias (Hrsg.): Flächennutzungsmonitoring XII mit Beiträgen zum Monitoring von Ökosystemleistungen und SDGs. Berlin: Rhombos-Verlag, (IÖR-Schriften; 78), S.191-204

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This institute is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.