INVALUABLE - Valuations, Markets and Policies for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Inici projecte: 01/01/2012 - Fi projecte: 31/12/2014
Codi :PO610311 / CC: I073000
Abstract:- Clarify the nature and meaning of the heterogeneous group of MBIs (including Payments for Environmental Services as a broad category) - Inform stakeholders, including decision makers, about the relevance (or conversely) of using MBIs with associated strengths and weaknesses - Provide an analysis of the emergence of MBIs in societal discourses in relation with their theoretical foundations - Research the impacts of their implementation on agents’ motivations, institutional arrangements, environmental efficiency, social equity, legitimacy, reinforcement of environmental public policies - Investigate the use of scientific information (e.g. economic valuations) for decision making and especially through existing Science-Policy Interface bodies - Study the role of legal / institutional frameworks in improving the use of scientific information and other types of knowledge for MBIs.