Workshop on the valuation of ecosystem benefits from air pollution abatement
The Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment organized and hosted the second workshop of the Network of Experts on Benefits and Economic Instruments (NEBEI). The main purpose of the workshop was to identify (a) the state of play in ecosystem valuation, (b) the degree of credibility of existing benefit estimates, and (c) the remaining research challenges.
Report to the Working Group on Strategies and Review (on the results of the workshop):
The agenda below gives access to the presentations/reports that are available electronically.
Tilly Zwartepoorte, Director Climate Change and Industry, Ministry of the Environment, The Netherlands
The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and the role of benefit assessment,
Henning Wuester, UNECE secretariat, Geneva
The role of economic valuation of the benefits on nature and ecosystems in UNECE/CLTRAP work: history debate, outstanding issues, objectives of the Workshop,
David Pearce, United Kingdom, Rapporteur, UNECE National Experts on Benefits and Economic Instruments (absent from the workshop
Introduction to the Workshop,
Johan Sliggers, Co-ordinator Acidification and Continental Air Pollution Directorate Climate Change and Industry, Ministry of the Environment, The Netherlands
WOODS AND NATURE IN GENERAL
Valuation of Air Pollution Effects on Pollution Effects on Ecosystems: a scoping study.
Douglas MacMillan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The role of valuation in the political decision making process: experience in the Netherlands.
Elisabeth Ruijgrok, Witteveen en Bos, The Netherlands
Assessment of Benefits on ecosystems within the ExternE methodology,
Bert Droste-Franke, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Forest Aesthetic Effects from Air Pollutants,
Linda Chapell, Environment Protection Agency, USA
Reducing acidification: the benefits of increased nature quality estimates with CVM.
Elisabeth Ruijgrok and Piet Klop, ECORYS - NEI, The Netherlands.
Linking physical and economic indicators of environmental damages; acidic deposition in Norway,
Stle Navrud, Agricultural University, Norway
Eutrophication of estuaries and acidification of freshwater bodies - the benefits and costs of the Clean Air Act, 1990 - 2010,
Linda Chapell, Environmental Protection Agency, USA
TERRESTIC ECOSYSTEMS AND GROUNDWATER
Benefits associated with groundwater less contaminated with nitrate, aluminium and heavy metals.
Rafael van der Velde, Witteveen en Bos, The Netherlands.
Modelling the Consequences of Air pollution on biodiversity.
Arjen van Hinsberg and Hans Kros, RIVM, The Netherlands
Additional costs of nature management caused by deposition.
Wieger Wamelink, Alterra, Green World Research, The Netherlands
The Platform for Economic Valuation of Nature: http://topshare.wur.nl/naturevaluation
The Environmental Infomation Reference Inventory: http://www.evri.ec.gc.ca/
Database of estimates of marginal external costs of air pollution collated by the European Commission: http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/enveco/studies2.htm#Marginal%20external%20costs%20air%20pollutio