Valuing Natural Capital’s Contribution to Economic Well-Being Government budgets are allocated according to the strength of political and economic arguments. Economic arguments to support public policy and investment in natural capital and ecosystem services are often weak due to the complexities involved in valuing these life support systems, especially in the terms that … [Read more...] about Developing Tools for Valuing Natural Capital’s Contribution to Economic Well-Being: OPEN IEEM
Dr. Ferdinando Villa is an Ikerbasque Research Professor with the Basque Centre for Climate Change in Bilbao, Spain. Ferdinando is a computer scientist whose work spans theoretical ecology, economics, and linguistics. He leads the ARIES team, a project that aims to contribute to the science of coupled natural/human systems and to build effective technologies for decision makers that take sound science and “democratize” it by putting it at the fingertips of decision makers worldwide.