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GTAP Resource #277

"Estimating Costs of Protecting Global Ecosystem Diversity"
by Lewandrowski, Jan, Roy Darwin, Marinos Tsigas and Anthony Raneses

We estimate the costs to regional economies (as measured by the value of market goods and services forgone) from setting aside land to protect ecosystem diversity. Globally, our framework incorporates 43 unique sets of biological resources. The total annual costs (in 1990 dollars) of retiring 5, 10, and 15% of the world's land area to protect these resources are $45.5, $93.3, and $143.8 billion, respectively. About 45% of global costs occur in Japan and the EC; the US cost share is 15%. Among regional economies, the most impacted sectors are crops, livestock, and forest products.

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Category: GTAP Application
Status: Published
By/In: Ecological Economics 29(1):111-125, April 1999
Date: 1999
Created: Bacou, M. (9/27/2000)
Updated: Tsigas, M. (10/6/2007)
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