EEA: natural capital accounting cannot replace ‘intrinsic value’ of nature

While attaching an economic value to nature can be useful, decisions around nature preservation must still consider its “intrinsic value”, the European Environment Agency has said

While attaching an economic value to nature can be useful for assessing environmental policies, decisions around nature preservation must still consider its “intrinsic value”, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has said.

In a new report detailing its progress in applying natural capital accounting, the agency states that it “includes the philosophical perspective that biodiversity and ecosystems need to be protected in their own right, i.e. for their intrinsic value”.

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