Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity by Dieter HelmNature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity by Dieter Helm

Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

EditorDieter Helm, Cameron Hepburn

Hardcover | January 7, 2014

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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 theissues 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 inbiodiversity 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 conservationbiology.
Dieter Helm is a professor at the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Economics at New College. He is Chairman of the Independent Natural Capital Committee. Previous appointments include membership of the Prime Minister's Council of Science and Technology, and Chairman of the Academic Panel of the Department for Environment, Food and ...
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Title:Nature in the Balance: The Economics of BiodiversityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199676887

ISBN - 13:9780199676880

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Table of Contents

1. Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn: Introduction2. Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn: The Economic Analysis of BiodiversityPART I. CONCEPTS AND MEASUREMENT3. Georgina M. Mace: Biodiversity: Its Meaning, Roles, and Status4. Kathy J. Willis, Marc Macias-Fauria, Alexandros Gasparatos, and Peter Long: Identifying and Mapping Biodiversity: Where Can We Damage?5. Ian J. Bateman and Grischa Perino: The UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Valuing Changes in Ecosystem ServicesPART II. VALUING BIODIVERSITY6. Giles Atkinson, Ian J. Bateman, and Susana Mourato: Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity7. Pavan Sukhdev, Heidi Wittmer, and Dustin Miller: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Challenges and ResponsesPART III. NATURAL CAPITAL AND ACCOUNTING8. Edward B. Barbier: Natural Capital9. Kirk Hamilton: Biodiversity and National AccountingPART IV. INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT10. Charles Palmer and Salvatore Di Falco: Biodiversity, Poverty, and Development: A Review11. Tim Swanson and Ben Groom: Regulating Global Biodiversity: What is the Problem?PART V. POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND INCENTIVES12. Daniela A. Miteva, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, and Paul J. Ferraro: Do Biodiversity Policies Work? The Case for Conservation Evaluation 2.013. Stephen Polasky and Kris Johnson: Are Investments to Promote Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Aligned?14. Nick Hanley, Simanti Banerjee, Gareth D. Lennox, and Paul R. Armsworth: Incentives, Private Ownership, and Biodiversity Conservation15. Jo Burgess, Chris J. Kennedy, and Charles F. Mason: On the Potential for Speculation to Threaten Biodiversity Loss