Integrated modelling for ecosystem extent mapping and ecosystem services

The session entitled "Integrated Modelling for Ecosystem Extent Mapping and Ecosystem Services" aimed to present various initiatives on developing ecosystem extent maps and models for ecosystem services and discussed how these initiatives and tools could be used to support the compilation of SEEA ecosystem accounts and facilitate reporting under the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), through focusing on indicators A.2 “Extent of natural ecosystems” and B.1 “Services provided by ecosystems.”

This session also discussed the importance of interoperability for these initiatives in order to leverage them, maximize their benefits, and develop accounts-ready data to support the compilation of SEEA accounts and reporting under the GBF indicators. The session was organized in three parts: the first part focused on ecosystem maps, the second part on ecosystem services modeling, and the third part on the interoperability of data, maps, and models.