Ecosystem services and capitalism: a valuation or de-valuation of ‘nature’? K Morrow

Author

Karen Morrow

Keywords

Ecosystem services, payment for ecosystem services, capitalism, valuation, de-valuation

Abstract

As with many of Oscar Wilde’s amusing but apparently flippant statements, the quotation above, on closer consideration, raises something much more profound, and here seems to get to the heart of the concerns raised by the thematic topic of this edition of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment – ecosystem services and capitalism, with a particular focus on the currently topical incarnation of this wider debate in the form of payment for ecosystem services (PES).

Citation

(2014) 5/2 Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 107-111

Paper

Ecosystem services and capitalism: a valuation or de-valuation of ‘nature’?