4 April 2012

Important article: Accounting for Nature's Benefits - The Dollar Value of Ecosystem Services

There's a great open-access article in Environmental Health Perspectives on quantifying the value of ecosystem services in improving human wellbeing:
Holzman D. Accounting for Nature's Benefits: The Dollar Value of Ecosystem Services. Environmental Health Perspective 120:a152-a157, 2012. doi:10.1289/ehp.120-a152
The issues are very relevant to HIA and as I noted in this editorial, ecosystem services are routinely ignored in HIAs (at our peril). Please read.