Beyond GDP – The value of marine ecosystem services

Date 8 Jun 2022

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According to the most recent climate change report from the United Nations, sea level rise, ocean heat and acidification are massively impacting the ability of our oceans to deliver many of the critical ecosystem services that we depend on, yet take for granted. Governments and policy makers have generally failed to recognise the value of these marine ecosystem services in national income accounts and project appraisals; that situation is now changing.


Image: Oyster reefs, Donegal. Shutterstock.