NCEAS Project 2286

Total value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital

  • Robert Costanza

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Workshop17th—21st June 1996Participant List  

Abstract
The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them represent a significant portion of the total value of the planet. Because these services are not fully captured in markets or adequately quantified in terms comparable with economic services and manufactured capital, they are often given too little weight in policy decisions and this neglect may ultimately compromise the sustainability of humans in the biosphere. This workshop will synthesize the large (but scattered) existing information about the value of ecosystem services and natural capital and present it in a form useful for ecologists, economists, policy makers, and the general public. It will also be helpful in valuing natural capital in "green" national accounting systems which are currently being proposed in many countries.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Additional valuation approaches. US EPA, Science Advisory Board, Valuation Subcommittee of the Integrated Risk Project. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Applying ecological economics to business. Corporate Symposium on Sustainable Development. University of Guelph and Sustainable Systems Associates. Toronto, Canada.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Ecological economics. Biosphere 2 Center. Invited Seminar. Oracle, AZ.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Ecological economics. Invited Seminar. Institute of Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Ecological economics and adaptive regional and global management. Invited seminar. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Ecological economics and adaptive regional management. Global Change in the Americas Seminar Series. Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Economics and ecology: The value of ecosystem services. Edwin Way Teal Lecture Series. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Pricing the world's natural capital. 8th National Urban Forest Conference: . Atlanta, GA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. Sustaining the global environment: Bridging production and development with environmental quality. 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). San Francisco, CA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. The decision context of valuation. US EPA, Science Advisory Board, Valuation Subcommittee of the Integrated Risk Project. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. The ecological, economic, and social importance of coastal and marine systems. 7th Stockholm Water Symposium/ 3rd. EMECS Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. The environment-economy interface. USDA Fund for Rural America, Environment Panel/Workshop. Snowbird, UT.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. The value of plant, animal, and microbial species to human health. US Senate Rm SC-5 Congressional Hearing. Washington, D.C..
Journal Article Costanza, Robert; d'Arge, Ralph C.; de Groot, Rudolf; Farber, Stephen; Grasso, Monica; Hannon, Bruce; Limburg, Karin; O'Neill, Robert V.; Paruelo, Jose; Raskin, Robert G.; Naeem, Shahid; Sutton, Paul; Van Den Belt, Marjan. 1997. The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature. Vol: 387(6230). Pages 253-261.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1997. The value of the world's ecosystems services and natural capital. Sustainable Economics Seminar Series. Economic Policy Institute. Washington, D.C..
Data Set Costanza, Robert. 1997. Value of the world's ecosystem services. (Online version)
Journal Article Costanza, Robert; d'Arge, Ralph C.; de Groot, Rudolf; Farber, Stephen; Grasso, Monica; Hannon, Bruce; Naeem, Shahid; Limburg, Karin; Paruelo, Jose; O'Neill, Robert V.; Raskin, Robert G.; Sutton, Paul; Van Den Belt, Marjan. 1997. Valuing ecosystem services: A response. Regulation. Vol: 20. Pages 2-3.
Journal Article Costanza, Robert; d'Arge, Ralph C.; de Groot, Rudolf; Farber, Stephen; Grasso, Monica; Hannon, Bruce; Naeem, Shahid; Limburg, Karin; Paruelo, Jose; O'Neill, Robert V.; Raskin, Robert G.; Sutton, Paul; Van Den Belt, Marjan. 1998. Auditing the earth: Costanza and his coauthors reply. Environment. Vol: 40. Pages 26-27.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Ecological economics. Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, KY.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Ecological economics. Inaugural Meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. Boston University. Boston, MA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Ecological economics. Conference on: Louisiana Environment 98: Law, Science, and the Public Interest. Tulane Environmental Law Society. New Orleans, LA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Ecological economics and sustainable development. Biology Department, University of Massachusetts at Boston. Boston, MA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Ecological economics and the valuation of ecosystem services. York Distinguished Lecture. University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Integrated ecological economic modeling and valuation of watersheds. 41st Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR). Hamilton, Ontario.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Integrated ecological economic modeling and valuation of watersheds. USEPA Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA) Working Conference. Baltimore, MD.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Measuring sustainability and well-being: Ethical and political implications. Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics. Santiago, Chile.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Modeling ecological and economic systems. Department of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. Modeling, valuing, and managing regional ecological economic systems. Department of Biology, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. The economics of coastal wetland loss. Conference on: Louisiana Environment 98: Law, Science, and the Public Interest. Tulane Environmental Law Society. New Orleans, LA.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1998. The economic value of the natural environment. Seminar sponsored by the Brazilian Business Council on Sustainable Development (BNDES) and the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Journal Article Costanza, Robert; d'Arge, Ralph C.; de Groot, Rudolf; Farber, Stephen; Grasso, Monica; Hannon, Bruce; Limburg, Karin; Naeem, Shahid; O'Neill, Robert V.; Paruelo, Jose; Raskin, Robert G.; Sutton, Paul; Van Den Belt, Marjan. 1998. The value of ecosystem services: Putting the issues in perspective. Ecological Economics. Vol: 25(1). Pages 67-72.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Ecological economics. School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Ecological economics. ICSC. Maastricht University. Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Ecological sustainability, indicators, and climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Expert Meeting on . Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Economic sustainability vs. environmental sustainability: Can environmental and neo-classical paradigms be reconciled?. Environmental Studies Panel Discussion. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Frontiers of ecological economics. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. Frontiers of ecological economics. Fundaci Bancaixa. Valencia, Spain.
Report or White Paper Costanza, Robert. 1999. June 1999 Progress Report. (Online version)
Journal Article Costanza, Robert. 1999. The ecological, economic, and social importance of the oceans. Ecological Economics. Vol: 31. Pages 199-213.
Presentations Costanza, Robert. 1999. What is ecological economics. James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.