Economics

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Task Force on Economic Benefits of Protected Areas ; IUCN, Economics Service Unit ; Cardiff University BPG...
This guide illustrates the potential for using valuation as a tool for diversifying the funding structure for protected areas and for providing information about stakeholders which is crucial for... Read more
A new report examines the economic case for investing in the environment, as a contribution to poverty reduction. It argues that the environment is...
The report was prepared on behalf of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) and presented on 14 September 2005 at the UN World Summit in New York . This report is particularly timely in the... Read more
A Review of Current Research on their Total Economic Value
Indigenous temperate grasslands are the most altered ecosystem on earth, with less than half remaining in an intact, natural condition. Intensive agriculture has replaced 41 percent of the world’s... Read more
 Forest finance Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been...
 
Discussions on Protected Area (PA) finance have formed a key agenda item during global deliberations on biodiversity conservation. Several recent...
Many efforts have been made to increase funding for PAs. A range of innovative financing mechanisms have been developed and implemented. This document aims to review and assess the status of various... Read more
This report explores recent experience around the world and future opportunities to develop business models that generate biodiversity benefits. The...
In many countries, conservation is mainly a government responsibility, with important contributions from NGOs and other civil society groups. The private sector is often seen as a threat to... Read more
 
Are payments for ecosystem services (PES) a viable way of financing management and restoration of river basins and coastal and marine environments? What steps are needed to develop PES schemes? What... Read more
This study discusses the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (...
This paper examines both the opportunity costs as well as the implementation and transaction costs associated with REDD in Brazil and Indonesia. It finds that payments associated with REDD are likely... Read more
The Gateway offers an introduction and sense of direction into the complicated world of payments for ecosystem services (PES). It is tailored for...
This publication, structured as an annotated bibliography, is meant to serve as an entry point for understanding and developing opportunities for capitalizing on the multiple benefits... Read more
The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. This report presents a summary of...
The research is based on new data gathered from producers, traders, and consumers of wild plant and animal products. Annual value added from all non-timber wild plants, animals and freshwater... Read more
 The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector...
 

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