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Valuing Nature: Should We Put a Price on Ecosystems?
Assigning a value to nature is a subject that continues to divide economists and environmentalists alike. The biggest question concerning this approach is how you define the word ‘value’. Do you see it as putting a price on nature, or is it a way of appreciating the benefits of the natural environment in the same way as we appraise goods and services?
Future Learn, together with experts from the University of Exeter and the Valuing Nature programme, has created a free online course that tackles this question and asks; if we put a price on nature, will it help us to protect these important ecosystems? And, is it morally right to put a price on nature? The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the ins and outs of how we value nature and will help you to understand more about the benefits of valuing ecosystems in this way.