Guidebook published by the World Resources Institute (WRI)
From the webpage:
There are already many economic valuation guidelines, frameworks, and tools in the public domain. This guidebook builds on these resources whenever possible. It fills three significant gaps by providing:
- Advice on conducting coastal ecosystem valuation with a specific emphasis on informing decisions
- Examples of best practice studies that use valuation to address the most pressing coastal policy questions in the Caribbean
- Best practice reporting guidelines for new coastal valuation studies
Human pressures on coastal ecosystems are considerable across the Caribbean, but keeping these valuable ecosystems healthy is critical to the continued well-being of people and economies in the region.
This guidebook aims to help practitioners conduct coastal valuations in the Caribbean that will have greater influence on policy, management, and investment decisions—ultimately helping to safeguard these resources for generations to come.