It's the Environment, Stupid.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Pricing the Environment

In a world where money talks and everything else listens we are increasingly forced to put a price on the priceless in order to save it, however arbitrary those costs may be. A recent report from UNEP has recently valued coral reefs....
"Coral Reefs Cheaper to Protect than Neglect, UN Finds" (from, from Reuters)


  • Good post, but don't you think that by valuing these coral reefs, they can be protected more effectively? Also, if cost-benefit analysis was not done by the UNEP, what should they be doing? Multi-crieria analysis?

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 04:17  

  • Valuing the enviroment is ridiculous you can't quantify what doesn't posses this quality. It's a very muddy theme.

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