Koundouri, Phoebe and Kountouris, Yiannis (2009): Saving Unique Ecosystems by the Use of Economic Methods and Instruments : Is this possible? Published in: Building capacity to solve economical/ecological conflict around protection of unique ecosystems in areas of mining activities. (2009)
Download (107kB) | Preview
Since the 1990s flood risk and the effects of flooding episodes have reemerged as an important natural hazard concern in central and northern Europe. These concerns have also been exacerbated as a result of widespread and increasing awareness of global climate change, and significant wetland loss due to rising sea levels. Global climate change and wetland loss are expected to increase the frequency and extent of floods in the future (Nichols et al., 1999). These floods are expected to cause significant changes in the current land use and population patterns. Contrary to floods of the past centuries, recent European floods have milder effects in terms of loss of human life. Nevertheless the economic costs of flooding are rapidly increasing as a result of increased costs of damages to infrastructure and production in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, and disruptions to transport. The estimated costs of the damages of the floods of 1997 and 2001 are in the region of one billion USD for Poland, and 250 million USD, for the surrounding countries (Brakenridge et al, 1997, 2001). As a consequence of the increasing economic and social costs of floods, European governments have taken a more involved approach in flood risk reduction.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Saving Unique Ecosystems by the Use of Economic Methods and Instruments : Is this possible?|
|English Title:||Saving Unique Ecosystems by the Use of Economic Methods and Instruments : Is this possible?|
|Keywords:||Unique ecosystems,economic methods, instruments|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services ; Biodiversity Conservation ; Bioeconomics ; Industrial Ecology
|Depositing User:||Phoebe Koundouri|
|Date Deposited:||01. Oct 2012 13:45|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 02:40|
Bateman, I.J., Carson, R.T., Day, B., Hanemann, W.M., Hanley, N., Hett, T., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Mourato, S., Ozdemiroglu, E., Pearce, D.W., Sugden, R., Swanson, S., 2003. Guidelines for the Use of Stated Preference Techniques for the Valuation of Preferences for Non-market Goods, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Bennett, J.J., Blamey, R.K., 2001. The Choice of Modelling Approach to Environmental Valuation, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham.
Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., Caquard, S., 1997, Flood Archive table 1997, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Hanover, USA, digital media, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/Archives/1997sum.htm
Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., Caquard, S., 2001, Flood Archive table 2001, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Hanover, USA, digital media, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/Archives/2001sum.htm
Brouwer, R., van Ek, R. 2004. Integrated ecological, economic and social impact assessment of alternative flood control policies in the Netherlands. Ecological Economics 50:1-21
Brouwer, R., Akter, S., Brander, L., Haque, E. 2007. Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Adaptation to Environmental Risk: A Case Study of Climate Change and Flooding in Bangladesh. Risk Analysis, 27: 313-326
Carlsson, F., Frykblom, P., Liljenstolpe, C., 2003. Valuing wetland attributes: an application of choice experiments. Ecological Economics 47: 95-103.
Greene, W.H., 1997. Econometric Analysis. Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall.
Hanley, N., Wright, R., Adamowicz, W., 1998. Using Choice Experiments to Value the Environment. Environmental and Resource Economics. 11(3-4), 413-428.
Hensher, D., Rose, J., Greene, W., 2005. Applied Choice Analysis: A Primer. Cambridge University Press
Lancaster, K., 1966. A new approach to consumer theory. Journal of Political Economics 74, 217–231.
Louviere, J.J., Hensher, D. Swait, J., Adamowicz, W., 2000. Stated Choice Methods: Analysis and Applications. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Luce, D. 1959. Individual Choice Behaviour, John Wiley, New York, NY.
Maddala, G.S., 1999. Limited Dependent and Qualitative Variables in Econometrics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
McFadden, D., 1974. Conditional logit analysis of qualitative choice behavior. In: P. Zarembka, Editor, Frontiers in Econometrics, Academic Press, New York.
Nicholls, R.,J., Hoozemans F., Marchand, M. 1999. Increasing flood risks and wetland losses due to global sea-level rise: regional and global analyses. Global Environmental Change 9: S69-S87
Whitehead, J.C., 2006. A practitioner's primer on contingent valuation. In: Alberini, A., Kahn, J. (Eds.), Contingent Valuation Handbook. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, U.K.