Alternatives for Environmental Evaluation (Routledge by M. Getzner

By M. Getzner

Tools for elevating wisdom of the way human’s price the surroundings diversity from financial valuation via to larger public participation in judgements. during this book a crew of foreign specialists discover cutting edge choices that are severely evaluated and in comparison. classes are drawn from either the successes and screw ups of alternative techniques. Case reports tackle a large choice of innovative environmental difficulties from agro-forestry and wetlands to weather switch, biodiversity and genetically converted organisms.

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The payment vehicle was an earmarked contribution to a nature protection fund. The payment motives as well as reasons for protest or zero bids were asked for. Additionally, a question on the respondent’s vote on a public referendum regarding the introduction of an earmarked nature protection tax in Carinthia was included. A final set of questions tried to reveal respondents’ attitudes comprising the ‘extended’ WTP model, asking for lexicographic preferences as well as the abovediscussed distinction between social role and epistemological questions (results for the most important questions of these survey sections, including the wording of the questions, are presented below).

1991; Spash and Hanley 1995). Unfortunately, this question could not discriminate between groups of respondents (that circumstance did not show up in the pre-tests). The consumer–citizen differences in respondents’ roles were explored in a simple setting similar to Sagoff ’s (1988) historic example. Respondents were simply asked for their preferences regarding skiing in the Nockberge national park, which is an important regional natural area of about 18,500 hectares. The national park lies 50 kilometres to the north-west of Klagenfurt (the capital city of Carinthia) near the Hohe Tauern national park.

Burney, J. (2000) ‘Is valuing Nature contributing to policy development’, Environmental Values 9(4): 511–20. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1999) The Environmental Costs and Benefits of the Supply of Aggregates: Phase 2, London, Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions: 208. European Commission (1998) Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Brussels. O. R. Ravetz (1990) Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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