Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 8479
Submitting Entity The World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy and The World Bank
Submitted for Tenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 10)
Main Information
Title Valuing Ecosystem Benefits
Description This World Bank working paper seeks to clarify how ecosystem valuation should be conducted to answer specific policy questions. In particular, it looks at how valuation should be used to examine four distinct aspects of the value of ecosystems: (i) Determining the value of the total flow of benefits from ecosystems; (ii) Determining the net benefits of interventions that alter ecosystem conditions; (iii) Examining how the costs and benefits of ecosystems are distributed; and (iv) Identifying potential financing sources for conservation.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-iucn-nc-wb-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors Stefano Pagiola, Conrad Von Ritten, Joshua Bishop
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Keywords Benefits transfer
Change in productivity
Choice modeling
Contingent ranking
Contingent valuation
Cost-based valuation
Travel cost valuation