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1 Towards TEEB Targets in Lithuania Dr. Vytautas Naruševičius & Dr. Gintaras Matiukas Centre for Environmental Solutions

2 2 Steps during 2010-2011… Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany National List of ESS Small-scale pilot study Network of model sites List of ESS for first model site (PA) National ESS Assessment = PA ESS + not PA ESS First model site (PA) assessed List of ESS for rest of Model network Rest of network assessed Additional data

3 3 Network of model sites Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Selected 8 model sites for national valuation of ESS represents Lithuanian territory and are based on physical, natural and social parameters: Forest/grassland coverage Wetlands/water bodies coverage Density of inhabitants Proximity to bigger cities Local customs/habits Optimal size of the model site – 10.000 to 20.000 ha Part of protected areas within the total area of all model sites corresponds to the proportion of PA on national scale

4 4 Network of model sites Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Ecosystem Services Evaluation Approach: Selecting of the Protected Area as One of the Pilots for Further National Assessment in Lithuania 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8

5 Why Protected Area? 1 ) Added value: Specific complex of ES and ESS Exceptional (rare) value of individual/complex of ESS (supporting and provisioning (very high biodiversity (genetic resources), habitats, medicines), cultural)Exceptional (rare) value of individual/complex of ESS Specific manner/intensity of ESS use Higher responsibility/opportunities for local authorities/community More precise assessment of ESS on national scale: e.g. analysis of public costs-benefits, comparison of ESS stocks/use/potential in PA/not PA 2) Relatively easy to identify: Clear borders, area, cover, habitat composition/biodiversity, costs Opportunities to monitor use of main ESS 3) Supporting features for use intensity/value: brand, infrastructure, staff 5 Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany

6 Ecosystem Services Evaluation Approach: Selecting of the Protected Area as One of the Pilots for Further National Assessment in Lithuania ESS mapping Ecological background

7 Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany ESS mapping Cultural ESS: Cognitive development (scientific value) Supporting ESS: Habitat provision (high nature value) Provisioning ESS: Genetic resources

8 Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany ESS mapping Cultural ESS: Recreation & Amenity

9 First results of monetarization 9 Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany

10 First results of monetarization 10 Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany ESS complex in PA vs regular ESS complex = 1,28

11 11 Main bullets during 2012 - onwards Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Authorities involvement: Meetings organized in the MoE for biodiversity, landscape, forest and financial support coordination divisions and MoF to introduce ESS and EU BS2020, Act. 5; Detailed consultations with the Lithuanian Department of Statistics on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting – Consultation Draft

12 12 Main bullets during 2012 - onwards Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Strategic documents revised - ecosystem services and necessity to valuate and take care of them included into new drafts of: The National Environmental Protection Strategy The National Biodiversity Strategy

13 13 Main bullets during 2012 - onwards Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Searching for financial sources – 3 project proposals developed and submitted so far: Mapping and Evaluation of the State of Main Ecosystem Services on National Level – included as pre-defined project in the Programme on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (EEA Financial Mechanism) Strengthening of the NGO role in the ecosystem services valuation process (EEA Financial Mechanism, NGO Programme)Strengthening of the NGO role in the ecosystem services valuation process The Priority forest habitats: private forest owners initiative for sustaining nature values (LIFE+ Nature)

14 14 Main bullets during 2012 - onwards Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Could we clearly and proudly state of doing TEEB in Lithuania? Probably not yet, but we would like to and need it badly!

15 15 Near future (next week) Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Message from the Isle of Vilm (to the European Environmental Bureau for the Ten Green Tests for the Lithuania Presidency) ? Use every opportunity to ask for a bit more official/financial attention for ESS/TEEB?

16 16 Near future (next week) Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany The European Environmental Bureau is a federation of over 140 environmental citizens' organisations in EU. It focuses on influencing EU policymaking and implementation and assessment of its agreed policies. The EEB policy officers are in dialogue with the European Commission, Parliament and Council, and strive to improve or protect environment laws in Europe. The most important issues are highlighted in the Ten Green Tests – they will be used to evaluate the performance of the Presidency in the six months to come.

17 17 Near future (next week) Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Participants of the International Experts Workshop, held in 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany, Acknowledging high quality ecosystem services as a crucial element for human welfare and successful sustainable development, Considering sharp deadlines, established in Target 2, Actions 5, 6a, 7b of EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, for actions, related to maintaining and restoring ecosystem services, Assuming, that activities, foreseen in second part of the Target 2, Actions 5 of EU BS 2020 – valuing and integrating ESS into accounting systems until 2020 – are even more challenging and resources&preparation requiring, Recognizing, that TEEB initiative becomes internationally accepted way of ecosystem services economic valuation,

18 18 Near future (next week) Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Emphasizing, that LIFE is only dedicated environmental EU fund and referring to LIFE for Nature and Biodiversity 2014-2020, joint Conservation International, BirdLife International, European Environmental Bureau and WWF European Policy Office Position paper on the reform of the EUs financial instrument for the environment, adopted 28 February 2011, Taking into consideration, that a lot of ESS and TEEB related activities are in place all over the world and could serve as a background for EU development in this field (e.g. PES), To achieve the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, particularly Target 2, place high relevance on the following, to be considered as part of the European Environmental Bureaus Ten Green Tests for Lithuania Presidency:

19 19 Near future (next week) Lithuania: Current Status and Challenges for TEEB Approaches Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Invest in ecosystem services Ensure adequate funding for ecosystems assessment and ecosystem services valuation according to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, Target 2, Action 5; Include ecosystem services approach as one of the main environmental elements for successful sustainable development, into all relevant horizontal initiatives and strategic documents; Consider ecosystem services assessment, economic valuation and restoration issues as a priority for the LIFE and EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 funding; Support and encourage other EU financial bilateral/multilateral mechanisms to foster initiatives for ESS valuation (e.g. TEEB), restoration and stock quality safeguarding, also promoting EU/international cooperation and experience exchange.

20 Thank You! Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany

21 Category of species rareness and protection level (strictly protected species - 300% of species basic compensation value (BCV)) Impact to animal habitats/breeding sites (destroyed - 200-300% of species BCV) Site importance for biodiversity (damage for species/habitats/breeding grounds, made in protected area - 200% of overall compensation value) Importance of supporting/regulating/provisioning services damaged (habitats for rare species, natural framework) Landscape vulnerability (protected landscape – 300-500% of overall compensation value) Main principles of compensation – compensation value for destroyed/damaged biodiversity based on CPI and depends on, e.g.: Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Much higher value of PA established Back

22 Increasing NGOs capacities to participate in the decision making processes; Establishing national ESS coalition from 5 specialized NGOs with the aim to strengthen NGOs and creating more beneficial opportunities for their development. Providing better opportunities to join ESS activities for smaller specialized and local NGOs. Helping NGOs to be prepared for participation in the ESS valuation/TEEB process. The goal of the project - increasing specialized NGOs capacities in the ESS assessment field: Towards TEEB targets in Lithuania. International Expert Workshop TEEB Country Studies: Learning from Experience and How to Utilize the Results, 21-25 May 2013, Vilm, Germany Goal and main targets Back


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