Institute of

International Forestry and Forest Economics

Secretariat

Anna Frerck
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone: +49 40 739 62 301
Fax: +49 40 739 62 399
wf@thuenen.de


Forests are producing more than wood only.

New

Is it possible to integrate all forest ecosystem services in a comprehensive environmental and economic accounting for forests?

(© Thünen-Institut)

A new article from Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter shows feasibilities and limits. In many cases valuation of the entire stock of natural assets fails due to the lack of an appropriate reference. However, valuation of changes is rather feasible. Moreover, for political decisions changes are the appropriate unit in many cases, too.

Dieter M (2017) Umweltökonomische Gesamtrechnung für den Wald: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen. Schweiz Z Forstwesen 168(1):32-40, DOI:10.3188/szf.2017.0032