Natural Capital Debt
Ecosystem Services Valuation Database
The ESVD is the largest publicly available database and tool with standardized monetary values for all ecosystem services and all biomes on all continents. Standardized and location-specific monetary values allow for readily-available data to be used in decision-making.
The continued loss of ecosystems and biodiversity is endangering the prosperity of current and future generations. To halt biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation we need to structurally integrate the 'full value' of ecosystem services in everyday decision making by governments, business and individuals.
Let's make nature count!
ESVD Online Launch
ESVD was officially launched during a webinar event on 14 October 2021.
The webinar was well attended and we thank everyone who joined for their interest and engagement. We received a lot of valuable input in the form of questions, comments, and engagement in the interactive session.
You can watch the recording here.
Whether you were able to join the launch or not sign up to follow up on this event and for updates on future ESVD developments.
Over 6700 value estimates
Almost 70% standardized in Int$2020/Hectare/year
Over 900 studies included
42% of all value estimates have been externally reviewed
Repository including 5000+ studies
The data in the ESVD is available to everyone who has created a free account
State-of-the-art and reliable data
Contribute to decision-making for financial institutions, governmental organisations
Used in the fields of sustainable and green finance, natural resource management, ecosystem services valuation and biodiversity conservation and restoration
You can use the database and it's summary statistics for different purposes:
Impact assessments of land-use change and climate impacts
Cost-Benefit analyses of project alternatives
Price setting (internalizing externalitities)
Risk assessment of business models
Natural Capital Accounting: Assisting in estimating ecosystem asset values
A free ESVD account allows you to browse and extract ecosystem service valuation data from the ESVD, to create summary tables, to suggest studies and to enter data yourself.
There are many ways to get involved. You can join us in a project or contribute to reviewing data.
Start your ESVD journey today.
Do you want to start your project with us using the ESVD, please get in touch with us via email!
See partners & projects for inspiration on how you can use the ESVD for your benefit
The ESVD is open-access and freely available. We appreciate any input and there are many ways to contribute!
Do you want to become a reviewer and contribute to the ESVD with your expertise?
Do you want to contribute to the ESVD by adding studies or value estimates?
Do you want to become a partner or do you have a related initiative?