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Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Nordic Watersheds: From awareness raising to policy support? (VALUESHED)
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2012 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The emergence of the ecosystem services concept suggests that economic valuation studies are already fulfilling a role in raising awareness by demonstrating the loss of nature’s goods and services using monetary indicators. In order to have future relevance in capturing value and giving support to policy-makers, valuation methods must specifically address resource accounting, priority setting, and instrument design. This report provides an overview of economic valuation methods of ecosystem services from watersheds in the Nordic countries. The study was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers and conducted by The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, The Norwegian Institute of Water Research and Sweco Norge during the period May – November 2011. The study indicates that economic valuation methods can be applied to watershed management in multiple ways. However, policy makers should be wary of “one size fits all” valuation estimates that appear ready to use across different watershed types and stakeholder interests.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2012. , 160 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2012:506
Keyword [fi]
Talous, työympäristö, aluepolitiikka, luonto, työoikeus, kansantalous ja valtion talousarvio, ympäristö, työelämä
Keyword [da]
Økonomi, Arbejdsmiljø, Regionalpolitik, Natur, Arbejdsret, Samfundsøkonomi og statsbudget, Miljø, Arbejdsliv
Keyword [is]
Fjárframlög, Vinnuumhverfi, Svæðisbundin stjórnmál, Náttúra, Vinnuréttur, Þjóðhagfræði og fjárlög ríkisins, Umhverfi, Atvinnulíf
Keyword [no]
Økonomi, Arbeidsmiljø, Regionalpolitikk, Natur, Arbeidsrett, Samfunnsøkonomi og statsbudsjett, Miljø, Arbeidsliv
Research subject
Economy; Working conditions; Regional policy; Nature; Labour law; Economy and national budget; Environment; Labour and employment
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1643DOI: 10.6027/TN2012-506ISBN: 978-92-893-2319-2OAI: diva2:701977
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