THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSESSMENT OF THE CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (CES)PROVIDED BY URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE (UGI) IN MOSCOW
Urban areas provide a range of benefits to sustain and improve human livelihood and the qualityof life through the urban ecosystem services generated by green infrastructure. Given the importance and values of evaluating cultural ecosystem services, more attention should be paid to this issue, especially assessing and mapping CES in cities which have a lot of range of CES is more necessary. Although Moscow has a big variety of cultural ecosystems, there are no deep and detailed research about them. Accordingly, such an issue can be considered as an interestingknowledge gap in the research. The aim of this research is to present the importance of CES in Moscow. The information required for this study has been compiled with regard to articles, documents and library studies. The results show that according to the importance of protecting urban green infrastructure in Moscow as an ecosystem service provider, these systems should beincreasingly evaluated for use at macro-decision levels.