The European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) organised, together with the host CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Studies) and ICARDA, the advanced vocational training course “Valuation of Ecosystem Services”, held from 9 to 13 May 2022 in Zaragoza, Spain.
EFI Principal Scientist Sven Wunder acted as lecturer and on the organising committee. The week-long course, which mixed lectures with real and simulated field cases for group work, aimed to provide participants with a critical understanding of the purpose of valuing ecosystem services in different contexts and objectives.
The course reviewed the main methods and tools for valuing ecosystem services, their applicability and limitations, including their practical application in different policy frameworks.
EFIMED played a key role in supporting the logistics of the event, especially with financial support to participants wishing to participate in the course and coming from Mediterranean countries, both from the European and North African side.