TITLE

Paying for Nature

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, Bryan
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);2/21/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article questions how much the environment is worth to business and mentions research related to environmental accounting and the ecosystem services concept. A collaborative study is discussed that involves Dow Chemical company and the environmental group Nature Conservancy (TNC) which are determining ecosystem costs and benefits produced with every business decision. The idea that ecosystem services could be valued at $33 trillion is noted. A study by the World Wildlife Fund organization at a coffee plantation in Costa Rica is mentioned. The issues of deforestation and water quality are noted.
ACCESSION #
58607870

 

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