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Valuing Nature: Should We Put a Price on Ecosystems?

University of Exeter via FutureLearn


Explore how we value the natural world

There are many services that ecosystems provide that we never even consider, until we destroy them. Natural ecosystems help alleviate flooding, improve food security and protect our coastlines. Yet we consistently replace these ecosystems with manmade alternatives. If we put a price on nature, will it help us to protect these important ecosystems? And is it morally right to put a price on nature? Get answers with this course that uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the ins and outs of how we value nature.

This course is for anyone interested in nature and the environment, you don’t need any past experience.

Taught by

Tim Lenton


5.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

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  • Millie B.

    Millie B. completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I have a background in environmental science, but I think this course is fine for anyone wanting to learn more about ecosystem services and how and why we try to place a value on nature. I found the course very educational.

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