Case Studies: Assessing the Economic Value of Natural Infrastructure in Coastal Ecosystems in the APEC Region

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Case Studies: Assessing the Economic Value of Natural Infrastructure in Coastal Ecosystems in the APEC Region

Publication Number

APEC#218-OF-01.1

Published Date

June 2018

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Ocean and Fisheries(OFWG)

Pages

42

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Description

The APEC project, “Assessing the Value of Green Infrastructure in Coastal Ecosystems to promote Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Coastal Resilience in the APEC Region” aims to promote an understanding of assessing the economic value of services provided by Natural Coastal Infrastructure (NCI) in coastal areas in the APEC region. Phase 1 consisted of a Literature Review and Gap Analysis. The second phase involves developing an approach for assessing the value of NCI in the Asia Pacific region. The locations of Metro Manila and Guangzhou are the areas of focus for the economic valuations. The methodology for the valuation was guided by tools developed by NOAA and by the World Bank.