Ecosystem Service Valuation, Market-Based Instruments, and Sustainable Forest Management: A Primer

(2010) State of Knowledge Primer, Sustainable Forest Management Network, 5

30 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2014

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Jay Anderson

University of Alberta

Carla Gomez

University of Ottawa

Geoff McCarney

University of Alberta

Wiktor L. (Vic) Adamowicz

University of Alberta

Nathalie J. Chalifour

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Marian L. Weber

Sustainable Ecosystems, Alberta Research Council

Stewart Elgie

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Michael P. Howlett

Simon Fraser University

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The literature that supports assigning economic value to ecosystem services (ES) has been identified as a topic for discussion. The challenges of economic valuation is a pressing issue, yet the knowledge and barriers associated with them are of equal significance. Specific policy mechanisms that may be used for ES provision are examined in this work. It is also acknowledged that legal and constitutional challenges create obstacles in moving forward toward market-based policies. Furthermore, the challenges touch upon political controversies, and explore details regarding tradable disturbance permits and carbon offsets.

Keywords: ecosystem services, ecosystem valuation, hedonic methods, natural capital, replacement costs.

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Jay and Gomez, Carla and McCarney, Geoff and Adamowicz, Wiktor L. (Vic) and Chalifour, Nathalie and Weber, Marian and Elgie, Stewart and Howlett, Michael, Ecosystem Service Valuation, Market-Based Instruments, and Sustainable Forest Management: A Primer (2010). (2010) State of Knowledge Primer, Sustainable Forest Management Network, 5, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2412613

Jay Anderson

University of Alberta ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3
Canada

Carla Gomez

University of Ottawa ( email )

2292 Edwin Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1H7
Canada

Geoff McCarney

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3
Canada

Wiktor L. (Vic) Adamowicz

University of Alberta ( email )

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Nathalie Chalifour (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

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Marian Weber

Sustainable Ecosystems, Alberta Research Council ( email )

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Canada

Stewart Elgie

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Michael Howlett

Simon Fraser University ( email )

Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada

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