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Does nature come with a price tag?

Heap, T, Juniper, T, Huxham, M, Mace, G, King, M, Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Does nature come with a price tag? In: Earthwatch Debate Series, 5 May 2016, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.

Abstract

‘Natural Capital’ is a term used to describe our planet’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things. These are the things that make human life possible yet many are at risk from our activities. Some people believe that in this consumer-driven modern society, we will only be able to successfully protect nature if we put a price tag on the services it provides. Others say that it is impossible to value nature in monetary terms. George Monbiot described Natural Capital as ‘gobbledygook’ and labelled it a ‘neoliberal road to ruin’.

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Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 15:01
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