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Does using the ecosystem services concept provoke the risk of assigning virtual prices instead of real values to nature? Some reflections on the benefit of ecosystem services for planning and policy consulting

Fürst, Christine

Abstract (englisch):
This forum article intends to discuss the question if using the ecosystem services concept in planning, management and decision-making can impair nature conservation objectives by hiding the intrinsic values of nature through overemphasizing monetary aspects in environmental assessments. The conclusion is drawn that using ecosystem services in a holistic social-ecological system understanding would help to overcome justified criticisms of a too narrow perspective on the real values of nature.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1515/eje-2015-0015
ISSN: 1339-8474
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-619074
KITopen ID: 1000061907
HGF-Programm 12.02.01; LK 01
Erschienen in European journal of ecology
Band 1
Heft 2
Seiten 39-44
Schlagworte Ecosystem services, planning and policy consulting, IPBES, MAES, intrinsic values of nature
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