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Estimating the value of ecosystem services helps to justify policy’ support for, and private investments in, ecosystem restoration.

In this topic, you will learn:

  • general principles of economic evaluation (e.g. cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis, benchmarking of alternative solutions, identification of potential beneficiaries, etc);
  • methods of economic evaluation (e.g., travel costs, willingness to pay, market prices, etc.);
  • examples of ecosystem services economic evaluation for both public and private sectors.

The ECOSTAR e-learning course

The course will run from October to December 2017, on Moodle’s e-learning platform. Find out more and apply for “Ecosystem services and products: from ideas to business” course here or write to us for further information.