ID 13697
Government United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Submitted for Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8)
Main Information
Title The Economic, Social and Ecological Value of Ecosystem Services: A Literature Review (Final Report)
Description This report presents the results of a broad review of the literature that has investigated the 
economic and other values of ecosystem goods and services. The review was commissioned by DEFRA (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to examine the role of 
ecosystem goods and services in communicating the benefits of biodiversity. 
The report considers the contribution of such goods and services from socio-economic and 
ecological perspectives drawing upon mostly international examples, and focusing on wetlands, forests and agro-ecosytems. Two case studies are presented in Annex 1 to demonstrate how ecosystem goods and services can be defined and their value quantified. Annex 2 contains a technical report that presents the scope of the study and further details on the issues discussed in the main report.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-uk6-en.pdf
Additional Information
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Keywords Change in productivity
Benefits transfer
Choice modeling
Contingent ranking
Contingent valuation
Cost-based valuation
Travel cost valuation
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme