A Micro ‘Case Study’: Critiquing the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Rupert Read, Tom Greaves

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In this short case study we critically assess The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) framework in the light of an ecological-relational view of the source of value. This view takes all value to be generated by the whole range of relations between living beings. We show that whilst the TEEB has advantages over some rival frameworks, allowing limited room to assign value to the non-human, it still does not take seriously enough the participation of non-human life in the very processes of value formation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebating Nature's Value
Subtitle of host publicationThe Concept of 'Natural Capital'
EditorsVictor Anderson
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99244-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99243-3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2018

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