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Quantification of interdependencies between economic systems and ecosystem services: An input–output model applied to the Seine estuary

Mateo Cordier (), José Pérez Agúndez, Martin O'Connor, Sébastien Rochette and Walter Hecq
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Mateo Cordier: Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement-Centre Emile Bernheim - ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles, REEDS - Centre international de Recherches en Economie écologique, Eco-innovation et ingénierie du Développement Soutenable - UVSQ - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
José Pérez Agúndez: AMURE - Aménagement des Usages des Ressources et des Espaces marins et littoraux - Centre de droit et d'économie de la mer - IFREMER - Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer - UBO - Université de Brest - IUEM - Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - INSU - CNRS - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers - UBO - Université de Brest - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Martin O'Connor: REEDS - Centre international de Recherches en Economie écologique, Eco-innovation et ingénierie du Développement Soutenable - UVSQ - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Sébastien Rochette: ESE - Écologie et santé des écosystèmes - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AGROCAMPUS OUEST

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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to assess the possible contribution of an input-output model towards two of the basic principles of the sustainability strategy of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and Post-Normal Science. According to these principles, decision-support tools should offer a holistic perspective and handle high uncertainty. The difficulties in reaching sustainability are due partly to the prevailing use of "narrow-system-boundary" tools that are non-holistic. Consequently, they fail to capture important ecosystem services and ignore interdependencies between them. To comply with the basic principles, our method allows environmental assets to be evaluated in multiple units and integrates results from recent researches in natural sciences. Both enable coverage of interdependencies between ecosystem services. Thereby, we enlarge input-output modelling from the two conventional ecosystem services of sink and provisioning to the most vital ones: the supporting services. An application to the Seine estuary addresses the impacts of maritime transportation infrastructures on nursery habitats for commercial fish. The ecosystem services covered are life support and resource provisioning. Our results show that the restoration of a total of 73.7 km 2 of nursery areas over the period 2004-2015 would result in a stock of sole in 2015 that exceeds the "business as usual" scenario by 44.2% (uncertainty range: 35.9%-69.9%). In spite of high restoration costs, the negative macroeconomic impact is very low. However, on the sector level, a trade-off results between nurseries and three economic sectors. The quantification of such trade-offs in our model is particularly useful to public participation in decision-making. Highlights ► We built a regional input-output model and coupled it to external biological equations describing fish stock and habitats. ► We enlarged input-output modelling from sink and provisioning services towards the most vital category: supporting services. ► Results show that nursery restoration generates economic impacts on the sector level rather than on the macroeconomic one. ► This suggests that restoration costs can be seen more as a problem of cost allocation than as a problem per se.

Keywords: Input-output Ecosystem services Participative process Integrated coastal zone management Post-Normal Science Decision-support; Input-output; Ecosystem services; Participative process; Integrated coastal zone management; Post-Normal Science; Decision-support (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-07-15
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Published in Ecological Economics, 2011, 70 (9), pp.1660 - 1671. ⟨10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.04.009⟩

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