Demystifying series

Throughout the year the Valuing Nature Programme will be running a ‘Demystifying…’ series. The purpose of the series is to bring together experts to explain the key concepts that might cause confusion in the wider Valuing Nature community, and agree on principles of good practice. 

Demystifying economic valuation

The group’s activity is the first of the Valuing Nature ‘Demystifying…’ series. The purpose of the series is to bring together experts to explain the key concepts that might cause confusion in the wider Valuing Nature community, and agree on principles of good practice. Concepts of “Value / Valuation” are an obvious start for this.

There are of course many textbooks on economic valuation, but there is still a lot of misunderstanding too, especially amongst the research users. Our aim is to bring together volunteers from the economic valuation community to agree on a principles paper that can be used to communicate with other disciplines and the users of the economic value evidence - a position/principles paper for the profession.

Applications to join the group are now closed, with 112 total respondents. Over the year the group expects to produce two explanatory papers. The first draft paper is now published.

Please see the dedicated page for further information about the development process.