Get the CIFOR publications update

CIFOR publishes over 400 publications every year on forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy, agroforestry and much more in multiple languages.

Environmental Valuation in Indonesia: Implication for forest policy, legal liability and state losses estimates

Environmental Valuation in Indonesia: Implication for forest policy, legal liability and state losses estimates

Tropical ecosystems provide a wide and complex range of goods and services to individuals and communities (Box 1). These diverse environmental values include: direct-use values related to natural resources that can be managed and extracted (e.g. timber, minerals and non-timber forest products) and indirectuse values associated with biodiversity and ecosystem services (e.g. hydrological, pollination and climate regulation services, recreation and tourism). Nature also holds intrinsic values and non-use cultural, religious and historical values.
There are growing efforts to quantify and assign financial values to these diverse goods and services. These values can be used to inform trade-off analysis, decision making, and calculation of taxes and payment schemes. They can also be used to calculate damages when the environment is harmed.

Authors: Phelps, J.; Hariyanti, B.; Sinaga, A.C.; Dermawan, A.

Topic: environment,environmental assessment,values,forest exploitation,forest damage

Geographic: Indonesia

Series: CIFOR Brief no. 31

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2014

DOI: 10.17528/cifor/005288


Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Altmetric score:


Related viewing

Top