Examines a range of valuation tools and methods, and the different circumstances in which each tool can best be applied. This topic begins by providing a summary of the most frequently applied methods for assessing the economic values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and then continues with a selection of examples of how these methods have been applied in the economic valuation of various types of ecosystem services around the world. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete this lesson.
Valuation and Approaches to Valuing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
United Nations Development Programme - UN Environment - Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity - Global Environment Facility