Undervaluing ecosystems could cost billions
Failing to value ecosystems services effectively could cost the UK economy £50 billion a year, according to the first National Ecosystems Assessment (NEA) published today (2 June 2011).Environmentalists, scientists and economists collaborated over two years to write the 1,000 page report, which places a financial value on the economic, social and health benefits ecosystems services
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