Ecosystem Services Markets and Investments, a report by Tessa Hebb, explores the vital role played by environmental assets in providing essential services including air and water filtration, soil and watershed protection, flood mitigation, and carbon sequestration.
Proper valuation of ecosystem services is necessary to preserve forest and wetland ecosystems threatened by development and pollution. This report, commissioned by Altrushare, details a number of market-based pricing mechanisms that are being developed to value and allocate ecosystem services in order to protect them. Available in hard copy only. To order a copy of the report click here.