Pathways For Scaling up the Inclusion of Ecosystem Value in Decision Makingby Lauretta Burke, Janet Ranganathan and Robert Winterbottom - April 2015
The goal of this “revaluing” effort is to promote longer-term thinking and create incentives to protect and restore ecosystems and ensure their sustainable use. The issue brief presents 6 key issues which emerged.
by Richard Waite, Lauretta Burke, Erin Gray, Pieter van Beukering, Luke Brander, Emily McKenzie, Linwood Pendleton, Peter Schuhmann and Emma Tompkins - February 2014
This guidebook details the steps in conducting a coastal ecosystem valuation to inform decision making in the Caribbean. It guides valuation practitioners—both economists and non-economists—through the three phases of a valuation effort (scoping, analysis and outreach), with an emphasis on...
Enabling Conditions and Lessons Learnedby Benjamin Kushner, Richard Waite and Lauretta Burke - December 2012
This paper assesses the policy influence of previous coastal ecosystem economic valuations in the Caribbean and identifies the key “enabling conditions” for valuations to influence policy, management, or investment decisions. These findings will inform WRI's and our partners’ efforts to...
by Lauretta Burke, Richard Waite, Benjamin Kushner, Emily Cooper, Peter Edwards, Nathalie Zenny, Ava Maxam, Parris Lyew-Ayee and Karen McIntyre - June 2011
This analysis includes a valuation of coral reef-associated fisheries, potential losses to tourism due to beach erosion, and examines the role of coral reefs in reducing coastal flooding during storms. In addition, we provide a literature review of 16 coral reef valuations conducted in Jamaica...
by Jeffrey Wielgus, Emily Cooper, Lauretta Burke and Ruben Torres - April 2010
This working paper looks at the benefits that coastal ecosystems provide to the Dominican Republic. The studies highlight the contribution of coastal ecosystems to the economy and the need for greater investment in protecting coastal and marine ecosystems, including better management of marine...
The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangrovesby Emily Cooper, Lauretta Burke and Nadia Bood (WWF-CA) - November 2008
This study evaluated the average annual contribution of reef- and mangrove-associated tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection services to the economy of Belize.
by Lauretta Burke, Daniel Prager, Emily Cooper and Suzie Greenhalgh - June 2008
The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.