The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in Biscay, Basque Country

We described scenarios for Biscay through 2050 in an integrated and participatory way by downscaling the MA global scenarios and explored the relevance of scenarios to policy making

We analyzed how ES and human well-being might change in a range of plausible futures and identified management strategies through a backcasting process. We aimed 1) to describe scenarios at local scale as a process and tool for landscape planning; 2) to provide more insights on how large-scale scenario developments can be translated to the local level. Afterwards, to establish the plausibility and coherency of the recently constructed Biscay participatory scenarios, and to analyze policy options for improving sustainability of land use and the supply of ecosystem services, a spatially explicit analysis of land cover change was carried out.

Project facts

Spain

Biscay Province, Basque Country

2010

Submitted by:

Igone Palacios-Agundez

Project member

2 juli 2021 15:00:00

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Igone Palacios-Agundez

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in Biscay, Basque Country

Resources

Palacios-Agundez, I., Casado-Arzuaga, I. Madariaga, I., Onaindia, M. 2013. The Relevance of Local Participatory Scenario Planning for Ecosystem Management Policies in the Basque Country, Northern Spain. Ecology and Society 18 (3): 7. ISSN: 1708- 3087.

Palacios-Agundez, I., Onaindia, M., Potschin, M., Tratalos, J.A., Madariaga, I., Haines-Young, R., 2015. Relevance for decision making of spatially explicit, participatory scenarios for ecosystem services in an area of a high current demand. Environmental Science & Policy 54: 199-209. ISSN: 1462-9011

Onaindia, M., Madariaga, I., Palacios, I., Arana, X. (2015). Nature and Human Well-Being in Biscay. Ecosystem Services Assessment; research applied to management. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Leioa, Spain 130 pp. ISBN: 978-84-9082-207-4

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UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Education of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Suburban landscape
Small scale agriculture & villages
Grasslands/rangelands
Forests
Marine and coastal systems
Water bodies (lakes
Mountains
A place (< 1 km on edge)