ID 40136
Government United States of America
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Title Valuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decision-Making
Description This report was prepared by the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems, overseen by the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board, and supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (see Box ES-1). The committee consisted of 11 volunteer experts drawn from the fields of ecology, economics, and philosophy who have professional expertise relating to aquatic ecosystems and to the valuation of ecosystem services. This report’s contents, conclusions, and recommendations are based on a review of relevant technical literature, information gathered at five committee meetings, and the collective expertise of committee members.
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Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Island Biodiversity
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Polar Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Central and Eastern Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean
Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme