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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.02.008
Titel (primär) Value pluralism and economic valuation – defendable if well done
Autor Spangenberg, J.H.; Settele, J.
Journal / Serie Ecosystem Services
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Department BZF; iDiv
Band/Volume 18
Seite von 100
Seite bis 109
Sprache englisch
Keywords Biodiversity; Axiology; Ecosystem services; Internalisation; Policy impact; Conditions for helpful monetisation
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Abstract Scientists talk of “ecosystem services” and their economic value when arguing for the conservation of biodiversity. The limits to this line of argumentation are analysed based on the philosophy of values (axiology), exploring different kinds of values and discussing which of them can be adequately described with economic methods. The three promises of economic valuation, raising awareness in polity, saving biodiversity by internalising external cost, and contributing to better decisions are assessed and turn out to be more than questionable. Finally, the niche is defined where economic valuation makes sense, taking into account the restrictions from the axiological and the economic analysis.
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Spangenberg, J.H., Settele, J. (2016):
Value pluralism and economic valuation – defendable if well done
Ecosyst. Serv. 18 , 100 - 109