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Valuing the benefits of improved marine environmental quality under multiple stressors

Heidi Tuhkanen, Evelin Urbel-Piirsalu, Tea Nõmmann, Mikolaj Czajkowski () and Nick Hanley ()
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Heidi Tuhkanen: Stockholm Environmental Institute
Evelin Urbel-Piirsalu: Stockholm Environmental Institute
Tea Nõmmann: Stockholm Environmental Institute

No 2015-41, Working Papers from Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Abstract: Many marine and coastal ecosystems are under increasing pressure from multiple stressors. In the Baltic Sea, these stressors include oil and chemical spills from shipping, nutrient run-off from land and invasive species. All of these pressures have been rising over the recent past. Increasing pressures lead to reductions in environmental quality, which produce negative effects on human well-being. In this paper, the choice experiment method is used to estimate the benefits to people in Estonia resulting from reductions in pressure from multiple stressors in the Baltic.

Keywords: multiple stressors; Good Environmental Status; marine and coastal water quality; choice experiments; oil and chemical spills; eutrophication; invasive species (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q51 O13 Q56 Q57 Q58 Q34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2015
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