Ecosystem Services: Quantification, Policy Applications, and Current Federal Capabilities
AbstractThe study describes existing federal policies that permit or promote ecosystem services analysis, management, investments, and markets. Our survey discusses: 1) current programs that stimulate or support the measurement of ecosystem services; 2) existing federal drivers of ecosystem services analysis; and 3) programs that stimulate investment in ecosystem services. Understanding existing capacity is important to federal and other leaders who see opportunities for environmental policy innovations—such as payments, markets, and management practices—based on ecological wealth and services.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Resources For the Future in its series Discussion Papers with number dp-11-13.
Date of creation: 24 Mar 2011
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ecosystem services; natural capital; ecosystem-based management;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-04-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2011-04-02 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2011-04-02 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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- Walls, Margaret & Riddle, Anne, 2012. "Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Land Use: Comparing Three Federal Policies," Discussion Papers dp-12-08, Resources For the Future.
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