Is Valuing Nature Contributing to Policy Development?
AbstractThis paper examines technical, ethical and ecological science perspectives on environmental valuation, and discusses problems in terms of the implications for practical policy-making. It suggests that all these perspectives raise legitimate concerns about the use of stated preference methods, but concludes that such methods still have a role to play in policy making for nature conservation provided they are applied in the right circumstances, designed very carefully, and used in conjunction with other decision-making tools.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by White Horse Press in its journal Environmental Values.
Volume (Year): 9 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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nature; biodiversity valuation; ecosystem functions; cost-benefit;
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- Rosenberger, Randall S. & Peterson, George L. & Clarke, Andrea & Brown, Thomas C., 2003. "Measuring dispositions for lexicographic preferences of environmental goods: integrating economics, psychology and ethics," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 63-76, February.
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