Navigation Links
Valuing nature is not enough
Date:1/24/2013

Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept ecosystem services to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us by Mother Nature.

Academic Dr Marion Potschin, of the University's Centre for Environmental Management, is among an international team of researchers who have been investigating the ethical considerations of this new concept, which some have argued turns nature into a 'commodity'.

In a paper published in the journal BioScience, Dr Potschin and her colleagues from universities in Australia, Spain, Germany, Canada and the US look at the implications of attaching a monetary value to the environment and argue that the social impact of this needs to be considered alongside questions of social equity. For example, how should the costs of maintaining ecosystems that supply us with resources such as clean water and food be apportioned in society, and what kind of responsibilities do those who benefit from these have in meeting the costs?

The idea that nature provides a range of benefits to society in the form of ecosystem services has recently gained wide interest in the international science and policy communities.

It has sparked debate about natural capital and the way we manage it alongside human, social, manufactured and built capital and is increasingly being used to better inform goals for sustainable development.

Intrinsic value

Dr Potschin and her co-authors said: "The increasing use of the ecosystem services concept has occurred at the same time as the development of a globalised economy, increasing privatisation of public assets, greater government deregulation and growing economic rationalism."

"This background poses a major challenge for those who seek to argue for the importance of non-monetary values of nature, such as local communities that seek to emphasise the i
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
2. Epigenetic signatures direct the repair potential of reprogrammed cells
3. Nature: Video reveals wave character of particles
4. 2012 ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced
5. Stoneflies mapped across Ohio, with implications for water quality and nature conservation
6. Gene signature helps identify risk of relapse in lung cancer patients
7. Natures billion-year-old battery key to storing energy
8. Can natures beauty lift citizens from poverty?
9. Biosignatures distinguish between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis
10. Nature: Microscope looks into cells of living fish
11. Nature or nurture? It may depend on where you live
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Sept. 1, 2015 ... interaction with travelers during airport passenger screening. This ... which the passenger screening process will become unintrusive. ... and pre-clearance based on voluntary background investigations will ... analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Airport ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Growing need for ... government digitization projects to drive India ... TechSci Research report, " India Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, ... is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 35% ... on account of extensive use of biometric technology in the ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/st5b3m/saudi_arabia ) has ... Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020)" ... Arabia Biomedical Sensors market is estimated at $0.23 billion ... period 2014-2020 The near future will bring ... of each individual. These sensors can be set to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 2The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 3The Future of Airport Security: Passenger Screening Transitioning Into an Invisible Process 4India Biometrics Market to Grow at Over 35% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2India Biometrics Market to Grow at Over 35% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020) 2
... at the Monell Center, fruit flies are more like humans ... any other species. The diverse range of ... sweet to other species. For example, aspartame, a sweetener used ... However, fruit flies respond positively to most sweeteners ...
... method for creating synthetic life forms are at risk ... unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, an ... Rimmer from the ANU College of Law takes a broad ... property rights and biological inventions in his new book ...
... Lung Cancer Partnership, in partnership with the LUNGevity Foundation, ... annual research grant competition. The research grants, ... lung cancer biology, risk assessment, prevention, detection, and response ... our very generous donors, were able to offer researchers ...
Cached Biology News:Like sweets? You're more like a fruit fly than you think... 2Biotechnology needs 21st century patent system: Expert 2National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MBVX) aclinical ... lead antibody, HuMab 5B1, will be garnering major attention ... upcoming World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) being held in ... from the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering ... of MabVax,s lead antibody as a PET imaging agent ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... DUBLIN , Aug. 31, 2015 Research ... of the "Israel Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, ... The Israel Biomedical Sensors market is ... of 3.73% over the period 2014-2020 The ... to the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... TORONTO , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Portage ... Canadian Securities Exchange: PBT.U), is pleased to announce that ... be advancing its lead candidate, PPL-003, to an Investigational ... dry eye disease and uveitis.  PPL recently completed a ... where topical PPL-003 solution achieved highly significant efficacy and ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... SHANGHAI , Aug. 31, 2015  MicuRx ... antibiotics, today announced positive top-line results from the ... drug candidate MRX-I. MRX-I is an oral oxazolidinone ... MRSA and VRE, while offering physicians and patients ... currently available oxazolidinone agents. "These ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MabVax Therapeutics HuMab 5B1 Antibody Is Highlighted at Upcoming World Molecular Imaging Congress in Five Separate Presentations 2MabVax Therapeutics HuMab 5B1 Antibody Is Highlighted at Upcoming World Molecular Imaging Congress in Five Separate Presentations 3MabVax Therapeutics HuMab 5B1 Antibody Is Highlighted at Upcoming World Molecular Imaging Congress in Five Separate Presentations 4Israel Biomedical Sensors Market 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts to 2020 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 3MicuRX Reports Positive Top-Line Results In Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Novel Antibiotic MRX-I In Complicated Skin And Soft Tissue Infections 2
... EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12 Bionovo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: BNVI ... of safe and effective drugs in the areas of ... Chairman and CEO, and Dr.,Mary Tagliaferri, President and Chief ... Curhan Ford,s 5th annual Investor Summit on,September 15, 2008 ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The Board of Directors of,Neptune ... decided,not to re-price any options including the ... directors., About Neptune Technologies, Neptune ... for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications and is,sponsoring ...
... launched its revolutionary Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory service and ... a resource for consumers seeking to improve their vision. ... a unique screening process ensuring that only those who ... Surgeons in the United States are listed. Refractive eye ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bionovo to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford's Investor Summit 2008 on September 15th 2Bionovo to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford's Investor Summit 2008 on September 15th 3Neptune Technologies decided not to re-price options 2Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 2Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 3Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 4Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 5Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 6Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service 7
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CHYMOTRYPSIN...
... Captivate magnetic separator for six ... in conjunction with the Captivate ... or other magnetic particles and ... microcentrifuge tubes. Cell Biology Cell ...
This issue concentrated on the purification of proteins for specific purposes (i.e. large-scale purification, purification for therapeutic use, etc.)...
... Dunbar (1994) • This book describes ... methods for preparing samples for protein ... radiometric and bioluminescence-enhanced detection systems are ... the detection and characterization of glycoprotein ...
Biology Products: