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- Maier, DonaldS.
- Ambio 2018 v.47 no.4 pp. 477-492
- biodiversity; business enterprises; conception; econometrics; economic sectors; economic valuation; ecosystems; markets; natural capital; sustainable development
- ... Pursuit of economic gain has sponsored much of our planet’s despoliation. Yet conservation increasingly operates as an economic sector that markets biodiversity, ecosystems, and nature as natural capital, service provider, or option value. This essay first elucidates what basic moral theory says about the principle that the goodness of biodiversity and nature is largely economic. It explains why e ...
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