The economic assessment of changes in ecosystem services: and application of the CGE methodology

The present study integrates Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling with biodiversity services, proposing a possible methodology for assessing climate-change impacts on ecosystems. The assessment focuses on climate change impacts on carbon sequestration services provided by European forest, cropland and grassland ecosystems and on provisioning services, but provided by forest and cropland ecosystems only. To do this via a CGE model it is necessary to identify first the role that these ecosystem services play in marketable transactions; then how climate change can impact these services; and finally how the economic system reacts to those changes by adjusting demand and supply across sectors, domestically and internationally


Issue Date:
Nov 01 2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117622
Published in:
Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Volume 11, Number 01
Page range:
161-190
Total Pages:
30
JEL Codes:
C68; Q51; Q54; Q57




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