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Project 10.2 Final Report - The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: its ‘value’ to residents and tourists, and the effect of world prices on it

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Stoeckl, N and Farr, M and Jarvis, D and Larson, S and Esparon, M and Sakata, H and Chaiechi, T and Lui, H and Brodie, J and Lewis, S and Mustika, P and Adams, V and Chacon, A and Bos, M and Pressey, B and Kubiszewski, I and Costanza, B, Project 10.2 Final Report - The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: its value' to residents and tourists, and the effect of world prices on it, National Environmental Research Program, Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairn (2014) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

The project was developed in response to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)'s desire to develop a socio-economic monitoring program. This project is separate but complementary to Project 1 0. 1 (SELTM P), providing additional economic data and modelling/analytical insights.

There are a vast number of variables (or 'indicators') that could, potentially, be monitored. But monitoring is expensive The key problem is thus to identify a set of relevant indicators, that are practical to monitor, and that provide one with information which will help meet one's goals/targets.

The GBRMPA's primary goal is to protect the GBRMP and world heritage area - i.e. to promote reef resilience. So we need to monitor economic indicators that provide information about reef health/resilience. In some situations, it is relatively easy to discern the link between economic indicators and reef resilience, but not always: history abounds with examples of wealthy countries, businesses and individuals who have been environmentally destructive. Knowing that an economy is, or is not 'healthy', does not tell one whether the reef is at risk. To determine that, one needs a better understanding of the interaction between various parts of the economy, and the GBRWHA.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Ecological economics
UTAS Author:Adams, V (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:141946
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-12-03
Last Modified:2020-12-03
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