A human well-being approach for assessing the value of natural land areas.

Kopmann, A. and Rehdanz, Katrin (2013) A human well-being approach for assessing the value of natural land areas. Ecological Economics, 93 . pp. 20-33. DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.04.014.

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Ecological Economics
Volume 93, September 2013, Pages 20-33

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A human well-being approach for assessing the value of natural land areas
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We present the subjective well-being approach as an alternative approach for valuing changes in natural land cover.

Implicit MWTPs for landscape amenities such as scenic views or recreational opportunities are derived.

We find that the magnitude of MWTP estimates tends to be higher for those areas that are scarcer.

A nonlinear relationship between land cover and well-being is preferred to a linear relationship.
Abstract
To decide on the policy measures to be implemented, policymakers need comprehensive information on the costs and benefits of land conversion for society. Accordingly, the EU Biodiversity Strategy requires the member countries to assess their ecosystems and the economic value of their ecosystem services by 2020. This paper takes up and extends the subjective well-being approach to valuing changes in natural land cover, which provides information on willingness-to-pay for landscape amenities such as scenic views or recreational opportunities. Results at the NUTS 2 level for European countries indicate (a) that marginal willingness-to-pay estimates tend to be higher for natural areas that are scarcer, and (b) that a nonlinear relationship between land cover and well-being is preferred to a linear relationship indicating decreasing benefits from individual landscape amenities.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Kopmann, Angela Rehdanz, Katrin
Keywords: Ecosystem services, Environmental valuation, Europe, Subjective well-being, Land coverage
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.04.014
ISSN: 0921-8009
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:28
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 08:50
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/25035

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