Closing Date: 27th April 2018
Targeted Scenario Analysis (TSA) is an innovative analytical approach, developed by UNDP, that captures and presents the value of ecosystem services in a way that is more relevant to the choices facing a public or private decision maker. TSA compares different ecosystems management approaches at sector level to assess potential economic losses or gains in terms of sectoral output. The TSA approach is client and sector-focused (the targeted decision-maker of a selected sector with capacity to lead decisions of policy reform and investment). The products of TSA are balanced time-bound graphs that present economic and financial evidence, for the decision maker, that weights up the pros and cons of continuing with business as usual (BAU) or following a sustainable development approach in which ecosystems are more effectively managed, i.e., sustainable ecosystem management (SEM). TSA compares the implications of two contrasting management strategies on the basis of relevant criteria and socioeconomic indicators (both quantitative and qualitative) for a specific productive sector.
The TSA approach was introduced in the UNDP report, The Importance of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Economic Growth and Equity in Latin America and Caribbean: An economic valuation of ecosystems, which was launched in 2010 at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Several pilot TSA studies have been implemented since 2010 and used to support the process of formulating the TSA Guidance that was made available by UNDP in December 2013. You can find full details of the TSA approach in the English version of the guide that can be downloaded from: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/environment-energy/environmental_finance/targeted-scenario-analysis.html