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Predicting and assessing of the social-economic value of natural capital and ecosystem services, and multi-level governance of natural capital

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Targets:Predicting and assessing of the social-economic value of natural capital and ecosystem services of Japan and its coastal area, and multi-level governance of natural capital.

Summary:Development of procedures to predict and assess the social-economic value, based on the monitoring of natural value for natural capital and ecosystem services in terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and to evaluate the optimal strategy for future maintenance and improvement of them. In addition, the building of multi-level governance approaches to promote efficient collaboration across stakeholders from various backgrounds to appropriately coordinate natural capital.