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Assessing Monetary Valuation Methodologies for Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Laguna de Rocha (Uruguay)

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dc.contributor.author Fanning, Andrew L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-05T14:52:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-05T14:52:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14605
dc.description.abstract The motivation for this study arose from the dual observation that there are very few estimates of the local costs of climate change in developing countries and that the few studies that do exist rarely take into account the non-market value of ecosystem services. Using a case study of a coastal lagoon ecosystem in Uruguay, I explore practical reasons for why this might be the case. Informational difficulties related to identifying local climate trends and the identification of ecosystem services as well as the relevance and feasibility of monetary valuation methodologies are discussed using specific examples. Three valuation methodologies are implemented to estimate the monetary values of climate change impacts on specific ecosystem services. The results suggest that climate change is affecting the economic value of the coastal lagoon ecosystem. Implications for local management and lessons learned from the case study are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Environmental Economics en_US
dc.subject Monetary Valuation en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem Services en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries en_US
dc.subject Uruguay en_US
dc.title Assessing Monetary Valuation Methodologies for Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change in the Laguna de Rocha (Uruguay) en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-04-02
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Development Economics en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Not applicable en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Melvin Cross en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Peter Tyedmers en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Barry Lesser en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Ian McAllister en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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