The UK NEA addressed 10 key questions, which are summarised in the Synthesis of Key Findings:
⇒ What are the status and trends of the UK’s ecosystems and the services they provide to society?
⇒ What are the drivers causing change in the UK’s ecosystems and their services?
⇒ How do the ecosystem services affect human well-being, who and where are the beneficiaries, and how does this affect how they are valued and managed?
⇒ Which vital UK provisioning services are not provided by UK ecosystems?
⇒ What is the current public understanding of ecosystem services and the benefits they provide?
⇒ Why should we incorporate the economic value of ecosystem services into decision-making?
⇒ How might ecosystems and their services change in the UK under plausible future scenarios?
⇒ What are the economic implications of different plausible futures?
⇒ How can we secure and improve the continued delivery of ecosystem services?
⇒ How have we advanced our understanding of the influence of ecosystem services on human well-being and what are the knowledge constraints on more informed decision-making?