- Glossary AlpES Terms
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Benefits describe a positive change in or maintenance of well-being of humans by the fulfilment of needs and wants through the provision of ecosystem services (Maes et al. 2014; van der Ploeg et al. 2010) 1) 2). Together with the often synonymously denominated goods (see goods), benefits are defined as things that people create or derive from final ecosystem services (see final ES). These final outputs from ecosystems have been turned into products or experiences that are no longer functionally connected to the systems from which they were derived. (Haines-Young & Potschin 2013, p. 9) 3).