The ecomics of ecosystems and biodiversity: scoping the scale

A. Balmford, A.S.L. Rodrigues, M. Walpole, P. ten Brink, M. Kettunen, L.C. Braat, R. Groot

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The G8 decided in March 2007 to initiate a “Review on the economics of biodiversity loss”, in the so called Potsdam Initiative: 'In a global study we will initiate the process of analysing the global economic benefit of biological diversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation. The study is being supported by the European Commission (together with the European Environmental Agency and in cooperation with the German Government. “The objective of the current study is to provide a coherent overview of existing scientific knowledge upon which to base the economics of the Review, and to propose a coherent global programme of scientific work, both for Phase 2 (consolidation) and to enable more robust future iterations of the Review beyond 2010.”
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge [etc.]
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Number of pages297
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • biodiversity
  • economic growth
  • ecosystems


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