0. Introducing the Step

The ''three order ontology'' posits the natural order, the social order and the techno order as three sources of services for the earth's human dwellers:

  • the natural order provides ecosystem services,
  • the social order provides societal services (by government and private sector), and
  • the techno order provides technical services.
  1. Determine for the various partner classes the type of incremental approach that is most fit, and identify for each incremental approach the Transition Architectures that will deliver continuous business value
  2. Regarding ecosystems (the natural order), the Action 5 of the EU's Biodiversity Strategy requires Member States, with the assistance of the Commission, to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory by 2014, assess the economic value of such services, and promote the integration of these values into accounting and reporting systems at EU and national level by 2020. Internationally the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) is developing experimental standards for ecosystem capital accounting in the context of the revision of its SEEA (System of Environmental-Economic Accounting) handbook [1].

Once this is done further tailoring will be required:

  • Terminology Tailoring: Engagement practitioners should use terminology that is generally understood by stakeholders. Tailoring should produce an agreed terminology set.
  • Process Tailoring: Process tailoring provides the opportunity to remove tasks that are already carried out elsewhere in the partnership, add organization-specific tasks (such as specific checkpoints) and to align the PDM processes to external process frameworks and touch-points such as the UNDP Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results .
  • Content Tailoring: Using the selected service frameworks as a basis, tailoring of content structure and classification approach allows adoption of third-party content frameworks and also allows for customization of the framework to support country-specific, sector-specific and organization/group-specific requirements.
For this step, the partners are divided as follows:
Class of partners Partners in this class Ref.
Core partners The United Nations, National governments, local authorities, International institutions, large firms Group A
Soft partners Small- and medium-sized firms, Citizens
Extended partners Civil society organisations, Philanthropists, Social impact investors, Scientists and academics
Communities involved Meso Roles, e.g. those listed in the Actor Atlas Meso roles list

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