TEEB D0 – COPI II Workshop

Brusseles,Belgium,1st April,2009

Dr. Aline Chiabai gave a speech with the title: "Extending the Review of Forest Ecosystem Services and Analysis of Other Biomes".

BC3-UPV/EHU Seminars: Economic Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services: Methodology and Value

Aline Chiabai

Research Professor in BC3

Ecosystem services are expected to be strongly affected in the near future stressed by climate change. Far from being a mere accountability issue, the crucial issue under debate is the impact of this loss on the welfare of current and future populations, as well as wider ethical questions on the role of humans in the stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. The seminar will present the methodological framework for economic valuation of selected ecosystem services for world forest biomes and the potential total economic losses from policy inaction. Results suggest that any attempt to provide a monetary estimation of the services provided by the ecosystem still represents a very challenging task for researchers. On the one hand this task is made difficult due to the partial lack of original valuation studies that provide reliable estimates of the WTP for forest ecosystem values. On the other hand, the worldwide approach adopted here will need to be reinforced by taking into consideration uncertainty and a lack of information on local ecosystem conditions.

EAERE 2009

17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Prof. Anil Markandya presented a paper, was part of a panel discussion and was co-author of 3 other papers that were presented.

Dr. Aline Chiabai participated with the paper "Economic Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services: Methodology and Values".

Dr. Elena Ojea gave the speech "Mapping of Forest Biodiversity Values: A Plural Perspective".

Dr. Julia Martin-Ortega participated in the Water Pre-Conference with the European Association of Environment and Resource Economics with the paper "Modelling water security choices in the face of water scarcity in Southern Europe and test for transferability".

Economic valuation of forest ecosystem services: methodology and values

The Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, in association with Conservation International, DEFRA, Department of Land Economy of Cambridge University, Department of Economics of University of Ca' Foscari Venice, and European Investment Bank, organized the Eleventh International BIOECON Conference on "Economic Instruments to Enhance the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity". The Conference was held at the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, in Venice, Italy, on September 21st-22nd, 2009.

The Conference was targeted at researchers, environmental professionals, international organisations and policy makers who were interested in working in the management and conservation of biodiversity. The Conference was focused on identifying the most effective and efficient instruments for biodiversity conservation, such as auctions of biodiversity conservation contracts, payment-for-services contracts, taxes, tradable permits, voluntary mechanisms and straightforward command and control. Special emphasis were given to policy reforms aimed at increasing the commercial rewards for conserving biodiversity, increasing the penalties for biodiversity loss and circulating information on the biodiversity performance requirements of firms.

La investigadora Aline Chiabai participa en la Conferencia “Ciencia y tecnología en Igualdad”

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

El martes 7 de noviembre, en el Edificio Sede del Parque Científico de la UPV/EHU de Leioa, de 09:30 a 11:30 horas, el Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia celebrará la jornada abierta "Ciencia y tecnología en Igualdad", en el marco del Foro para la Igualdad 2017 liderado por Emakunde.