NBI includes many ecosystems, such as lakes, mangroves, forests, dunes, rivers, and grasslands. These ecosystems provide different services that we can value in economic terms. We focus on:
- Ecosystem services that complement or replace grey infrastructure or that provide general infrastructure benefits such as flood protection or water filtration.
- Ecosystem services that reduce costs for adaptation and support economic activities. For example, an existing wetland can provide water for agriculture and avoid extra investments in water storage and irrigation.
- Cultural services related to activities like recreation, tourism, agriculture, and fisheries.
For each valuation, we choose which services to focus on with our clients.