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There are 6 steps to estimate the economic benefits and costs of action:

1. Inception
Identification of the scope, loacation, spatial scale, and strategic focus of the study

2. Geographical characteristics
Assessment of quantity, spatial distribution, and ecological characteristics

3. Types of ecosystem services
Analysis of ecosystem services stocks and flows

4. Role of ecosystem services in community livelihoods and economic valuation
Role of the assessed ecosystem services in the livelihoods of the communities; role of overall economic development

5. Land degradation patterns and pressure
Identification of land degradation patterns, drivers and pressure on the sustainable management of land resources

6. Cost-benefit analysis and decision-making
Assessment of sustainable land management options

+1 step: Take action!

Read more: ELD Interim Report p 42