Facing up to an unwelcome truth

Special issue on ecosystem services (report 5) This report is intended as a further development of the thinking presented in report 4 in this special issue on ecosystem services which

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Towards a ‘total economic value’ of coastal marine ecosystem services in Nelson Bays, Nelson Tasman region, New Zealand

Abstract Ecosystem services underpin all market economic activity and yet their contribution to human welfare often goes unnoticed because of the difficulties associated with measurement in monetary units of account.

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Nelson Tasman GPI accounting: an important contribution

This model building effort is what we have described as a prototype. Were we to rebuild the model now with these years of experience many changes would be made. Thus,

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Nelson Tasman GPI accounting: running the model in ‘business-as-usual’ mode

A business-as-usual run of the dynamic GPI accounting model unveils important aspects of the current ‘qualitative’ performance of the Nelson Tasman and Motueka local economies in broader ecological and social

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Nelson Tasman GPI accounting: developmental history of this model

The history of this model is intimately linked to an innovative period of planning and strategic policy development in Nelson Tasman that saw the emergence of a quite visionary regional

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Nelson Tasman GPI accounting: policy science

The completed dynamic Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) accounting model combines local expert knowledge and scientific theory in the creation of a tool that contributes to a number of theory/practice domains.

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