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Is Valuing Nature Contributing to Policy Development?

Jonathan Burney

Environmental Values 9(2000): 511-520. doi: 10.3197/096327100129342182

This 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.


KEYWORDS: Nature, biodiversity valuation, ecosystem functions, cost-benefit

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Sustainability, Human Welfare and Ecosystem Health. Bryan Norton

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

Natura economica in Environmental ValuationKatrine Soma


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