Non-market valuation of the coastal environment - Uniting political aims, ecological and economic knowledge

Non-market valuation of the coastal environment - Uniting political aims, ecological and economic knowledge

Primary Country: Sweden
Ecosystem: shores (rocky & beaches)
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. 71 SEK: Mean willingness to pay for improved water quality of 71 SEK per month (95% confidence interval: 58.59-83.
  2. based on the west coast survey
  3. 102 SEK per month (95% confidence interval: 87.26-116.
  4. based on the east coast survey.
Methodology: contingent valuation

Publication information

Östberg, K. Hasselström, Linus Håkansson, Cecilia “Non-market valuation of the coastal environment - Uniting political aims, ecological and economic knowledge” Journal of Environmental Management, 110: 166-178., 2012

Addtional Notes

Keyword: water quality

Contingent valuation study adopting a holistic approach to value scenarios based on improving water quality and reducing noise and littering in a Swedish archipelago setting. 

Sample selected from residents living within 20 km of sites (297 completed questionnaire in East coast, and 251 in west coast).

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