Economic analysis for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Synthesis and scenario valuation of changes in ecosystem services

Ian J. Bateman, Amii R. Harwood, David J. Abson, Barnaby Andrews, Andrew Crowe, Steve Dugdale, Carlo Fezzi, Jo Foden, David Hadley, Roy Haines-young, Mark Hulme, Andreas Kontoleon, Paul Munday, Unai Pascual, James Paterson, Grischa Perino, Antara Sen, Gavin Siriwardena, Mette Termansen

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Abstract

We combine natural science modelling and valuation techniques to present economic analyses of a variety of land use change scenarios generated for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Specifically, the agricultural, greenhouse gas, recreational and urban greenspace impacts of the envisioned land use changes are valued. Particular attention is given to the incorporation of spatial variation in the natural environment and to addressing issues such as biodiversity impacts where reliable values are not available. Results show that the incorporation of ecosystem services and their values within analyses can substantially change decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-297
Number of pages25
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

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