ISBN : 9780199676880
This book sets out the building blocks of an economic approach to biodiversity, and in particular brings together conceptual and empirical work on valuation, international agreements, the policy instruments, and the institutions. The objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues and evidence, and to suggest how this very urgent problem should be addressed. Whilst there has been an enormous growth and research focus on climate change, less attention has been paid to biodiversity. This collection of high-quality chapters addresses the economic issues involved in biodiversity protection. This book focuses on the economics, but incorporates the underpinning science and philosophy, combining the application of a number of theoretical ideas with a series of policy cases. The authors are drawn from leading scholars in their specific areas of economics, philosophy, and conservation biology.
2. The Economic Analysis of Biodiversity
PART I. CONCEPTS AND MEASUREMENT
3. Biodiversity: Its Meaning, Roles, and Status
4. Identifying and Mapping Biodiversity: Where Can We Damage?
5. The UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Valuing Changes in Ecosystem Services
PART II. VALUING BIODIVERSITY
6. Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
7. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Challenges and Responses
PART III. NATURAL CAPITAL AND ACCOUNTING
8. Natural Capital
9. Biodiversity and National Accounting
PART IV. INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT
10. Biodiversity, Poverty, and Development: A Review
11. Regulating Global Biodiversity: What is the Problem?
PART V. POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND INCENTIVES
12. Do Biodiversity Policies Work? The Case for Conservation Evaluation 2.0
13. Are Investments to Promote Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Aligned?
14. Incentives, Private Ownership, and Biodiversity Conservation
15. On the Potential for Speculation to Threaten Biodiversity Loss