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Economic Valuation Workshop
Written by Chris Paterson   
Sunday, 16 March 2008

Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats

 The Regional Training Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats will be convened by Kasetsart University’s Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) in Samut Songkram, Thailand from 23rd-28th March 2008. This regional workshop is being convened to support the work of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project to value the goods and services of coastal habitats in the South China Sea.

The following information has been made available to participants in advance of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to ensure they read all pre-workshop readings recommended by CAER.

General Information

Pre-Workshop Readings

UNEP. 2007. Guidelines for Conducting Economic Valuation of Coastal Ecosystem Goods and Services. UNEP/GEF/SCS Technical Publication No. 8.

UNEP, 2007. Procedure for Determination of National and Regional Economic Values for Ecotone Goods and Services, and Total Economic Values of Coastal Habitats in the context of the UNEP/GEF Project Entitled: “Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand”. South China Sea Knowledge Document No. 3. UNEP/GEF/SCS/Inf.3

Stefano Pagiola, et al (2004). Assessing the Economic Value of Ecosystem Conservation.  The World Bank Environment Department. Environment Department Paper No.101    

R. Kerry Turner, et al (2002). “Valuing nature: lessons learned and future research directions” Ecological Economics 46 (2003) 493-510

NOAA (1995). Economic Valuation of Natural Resources: A Handbook for Coastal Resource Policy Makers. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Coastal Ocean Program, Decision Analysis Series no. 5.

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