Assessing the maintenance costs of marine ecosystems in the context of the MSFD: the French experience
|Author(s)||Mongruel Remi1, Levrel Harold2, Bailly Denis3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ifremer, UMR Amure, Marine Economics Unit, France
2 : AgroParisTech, UMR CIRED, France
3 : Brest University, UMR Amure, France
|Meeting||4th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015. 14 - 18 September 2015, Stralsund, Germany|
|Source||4th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015. Proceedings of the Conference Stralsund, Germany, 14 - 18 September 2015. Editors Henning von Nordheim Katrin Wollny Goerke. 2016. ISBN 978-3-89624-188-7. BfN-Skripten 451. pp.172-178|
This short paper presents the approach which has been implemented in France for estimating the costs of ecosystem degradation in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Among the possible approaches, forgone benefits assessment or maintenance costs assessment, France decided to use the latter. The paper contains an introduction, a section which explains how to choose an economic approach coherent with the MSFD rationale, a section which exposes the methodology developed for implementing the approach, and a section on the main results.