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Unplanned tree planting could increase global warming and damage the environment, experts warn

No one doubts that trees can help suck carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, out of the atmosphere and help…

SWEEP colleagues publish new paper for UK2070 Commission.

The UK2070 Commission has published a paper by SWEEP colleagues from the University of Exeter. Professor Ian Bateman OBE, FRSA,…

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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.

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