Title: Valuing Our Natural Environment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> methodology description 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Final Report, NR0103, 20 March 2006 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Defra 
Other Authors/Producers: EFTEC and Environmental Futures Limited 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Defra 
Publisher City: London, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/project_data/DocumentLibrary ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): Microsoft Word 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 600 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: Defra’s recent Five Year Strategy identified natural resource protection as one of its five strategic priorities. A systematic approach to developing an evidence base for the natural environment - including valuation evidence - is one of the research programmes that underlie the implementation of the strategy. This study aims to present an outline of such evidence and the choice of methods that can be used to collate this evidence. In particular, the objectives of the study are to: collate existing valuation research; evaluate different valuation methods; identify how they compliment and conflict with each other; to examine how they can be and are used in decision making; and to review different measures of prosperity. In addition to the work undertaken by the study team, the report also contains the findings of expert and policy maker consultations. 
Link to Organisation(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 22/06/2006

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