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Filter: Economic Valuation
04 Dec 2018 by eve - publication - English UNEP guidance toolkit on value transfer (2004)
The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help a broad audience of conservation managers, government officials, privat...
04 Dec 2018 by eve - manual - English Environmental Economics for Marine Ecosystem Management Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to show how environmental economic methods can be used to produce information to support decision-making in the context of LME, MPA, ICM, MSP and climate change adaptation.
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Potential of the Blue Economy: Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries (2017)
This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island dev...
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English An overview of valuation techniques for ecosystem accounting (2013)
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the key challenges that will arise in attempts to measure the benefits derived from non-market environmental goods for incorporation in an extended set of national accounts.
17 Sep 2018 by eve - fact-sheet - English The social cost of carbon - factsheet (2016)
EPA and other federal agencies use estimates of the social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) to value the climate impacts of rulemakings. The SC-CO2 is a measure, in dollars, of the long-term damage done by a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in a given...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Eco4Biz: Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making. Version 1. (2013)
All businesses impact and depend on nature. Nature provides goods and services that are often referred to as ecosystem services. Measuring and assessing these services in order to understand, and uncover some potentially unseen, business risks and...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English An experimental framework for ecosystem capital accounting in Europe. Technical Report No 13/2011.
Ecosystem accounts are being developed as part of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts which aims at supplementing the UN System of National Accounts with information on the environment and natural capital. The purpose is to broaden the s...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Valuing ecosystem services as productive inputs (2007)
Global concern over the disappearance of natural ecosystems and habitats has prompted policymakers to consider the ‘value of ecosystem services’ in environmental management decisions. These ‘services’ are broadly defined as ‘the benefits people ob...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Environmental and Resource Economics (2002)
Many of the analyses undertaken by environmental and resource economics are intimately concerned with spatial variations. This article examines the contribution which Geographical Information Systems (GIS) may provide in incorporating the complexi...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication Fourth Global Environment Outlook - GEO4 (2007)
The fourth Global Environment Outlook – environment for development (GEO-4) places sustainable development at the core of the assessment, particularly on issues dealing with intra- and intergenerational equity. The analyses include the need and us...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Valuing the future: Recent advances in social discounting (2003)
Prescriptive economics requires that, unless there are very good reasons to the contrary, economic policy should be based on the principle that individuals’ preferences should count. Indeed, the entire body of ‘welfare economics’ centres round the...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Selecting discount rates for natural capital accounting (2013)
Environmental assets provide a series of benefits to individuals and to society and, in principle, all of the benefits delivered by the environmental assets should be accounted for. However, to be consistent with the System of National Accounts (S...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English UNEP Guidance toolkit for the valuation of regulating services (2010)
Services derived from ecosystems contribute to individual and societal wellbeing. #ey fall into categories such as provisioning services like food and timber; regulating services like climate regulation and waste minimization; cultural services fr...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Economic Valuation of Environmental and Resource Costs and Benefits in the Water Framework Directive: Technical Guidelines for Practitioners (2009)
These Guidelines aim to provide guidance on key issues in economic valuation related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Practical guidance on undertaking valuation studies that are readily applicable for water policy pur...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values (2014)
Provides an introduction and overview of the principal methods and techniques of resource valuation to professional economists and graduate students who are not directly engaged in the field and, second, to give practitioners in the field an up-to...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Economic Valuation with Stated Preference Techniques Summary Guide (2002)
This volume summarises the essential steps required for conducting high quality stated preference valuation studies. It is written for people who may be involved in commissioning or managing stated preference (SP) based appraisals or assessing suc...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English An instrument for assessing the quality of environmental valuation studies (2006)
In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for the inclusion of both benefits and costs in assessments of environmental policy proposals. However, difficulties in estimating the benefits side suggest that the positive effects of environm...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Managing Coasts with Natural Solutions Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs (2016)
WAVES technical report. This guidance note provides review and recommendations for how the protective services of mangroves and coral reefs can be measured and valued in a manner consistent with national economic accounts and included in other dec...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English OECD Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for biodiversity (2013)
This book considers the opportunities for scaling-up finance for biodiversity across six so-called “innovative financial mechanisms” as classified by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). These are: environmental fiscal reform; payments fo...
17 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures: A sourcebook of methods for decision-making (2017)
EbA valuation is the process of describing, measuring and analysing how the benefits, costs and impacts arising from the implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation are generated, received and perceived.

 

 

 

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