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Title: Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment : a multi-country analysis
Authors: Filho, Walter Leal
Barbir, Jelena
Sima, Mihaela Georgia
Kalbus, Alexandra
Nagy, Gustavo J.
Paletta, Angelo
Villamizar, Alicia
Martinez, Reinaldo
Miranda Azeiteiro, Ulisses
Pereira, Mário Jorge
Mussetta, Paula C.
Ivars, Jorge Daniel
Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, José Baltazar
de Silva Neiva, Samara
Moncada, Stefano
Galdies, Charles
Kļaviņš, Māris
Nikolova, M.
Gogu, Radu Constantin
Balogun, Abdul Lateef
Bouredji, Aicha
Bonoli, Alessandra
Keywords: Climatic changes
Climatic changes -- Government policy
Global warming
Sustainable development
Sustainable development -- Government policy
Cities and towns -- Growth
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Leal Filho, W., Barbir, J., Nagy, G. J., Sima, M., Kalbus, A., Paletta, A., ... & Mussetta, P. C. (2020). Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment: a multi-country analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 121338.
Abstract: The urban environment is characterised by many pressures caused by population growth, transport (and its related emissions), and the damage to green areas. Yet, there is a variety of ecosystem services available in urban areas, which may be deployed to ameliorate the current problems and foster their sustainability. This paper reviews the role of ecosystem services as tools for sustainability, based on an urban setting. It also describes a series of multi-country case studies, where an assessment of their functions using a set of benefits valuation approaches such as health benefits, economic benefits, social benefits and benefits to climate resilience, are provided, along with an appraisal of their role in up-keeping the overall quality of the urban environment in the studied areas. Policy recommendations aimed at enhancing the role of ecosystem services, and fostering sustainability in the sampled sites -and beyond-are provided.
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