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Environmental compensation: Key conditions for increased and cost effective application
Enetjärn Natur.
Enviro Economics Sweden.
Pellervo Economic Research PTT.
Hårklau NRM Services.
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Abstract [en]

Environmental impacts are increasing due to human activities. The overuse of the benefits nature provides us is the direct result of our failure to put a price on these benefits. One way of addressing this is to require environmental compensation.

The purpose of the study is to provide Nordic Council of Ministers and national decision-makers with an overview of key conditions for increased, flexible and cost-effective application of compensation.

The study shows that for a relatively small cost society can make a significant investment in the provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by requiring compensation.

The study outlines three main recommendations on how to increase the use of environmental compensation:

1. Stimulate supply of, and demand for, compensation

2. Clarify and supplement guidelines and legal framework

3. Strengthen Nordic cooperation on compensation

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2015. , 145 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2015:572
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Environmental Management
Research subject
Environment; Marine environment; Rural environment; Genetic resources; Nature; Animal life; Sustainable development; Green growth
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4129DOI: 10.6027/TN2015-572ISBN: 978-92-893-4335-0ISBN: 978-92-893-4337-4ISBN: 978-92-893-4336-7OAI: diva2:858413
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