Tag: ecosystems services

Decision-making about Scotland’s deep sea is a democratic blind-spot

15 Apr 2015

How we manage our deep seas and offshore fisheries are vital questions for Scotland’s future. And yet democratic opportunities for public feedback are few and far between. Our blog explores the problem and suggests a few solutions… Within 12 nautical miles of Scotland’s coastline are Scotland’s territorial waters, our inshore. But our Scottish Government also has executively […]

The Benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

06 Dec 2012

Picking up on recent research that looks at the economics of setting up a network of Scottish MPAs, Chris Williams of new economic foundation (nef) explains why the valuation of ‘ecosystems services’ are rising up everyone’s agenda. One must acknowledge the intrinsic value of nature. It is essential. It is priceless. However, in order to inform policy decisions […]

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