Ecuador Initiative: Limits of Economic Valuations of Nature

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ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society.

From Jose Luis Vivero Pol

BIOMOT Policy Brief 1 – Limitations to Economic Environmental Valuation

1. EEV methods fail to secure ecosystem systainability.

2. EEV methods mistakenly assume that money can be used as a neutral measuring rod of people’s preferences.

3. EEV methods are grounds in a misguided approach to decision making.

4. EEV methods misunderstand, and motivate policies which fail to respect, the way in which people value nature.

5. EEV methods may compromise intrincis motivations for environmental protection.

6. EEV methods facilitate the troubling expansion of market norms into environmental valuation and decision making.

Phi Beta Iota: Without a holistic analytic model and true cost economics (and now adding socio-cultural valuations not represented by industrial era approaches to thinking) it is not possible to achieve resilient sustainability at scale.

See Especially:

Michel Bauwens: Integrated Societal Metabolism

2014 Robert Steele Reflections on the Ecuador Initiative — Open Source Everything Combined with Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support 1.1

Review: The Future of Life

See Also:

Michel Bauwens @ Phi Beta Iota

Max Manwaring: Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict

Review: Biocapital–The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

Review: Consilience–the Unity of Knowledge

Review: Earth–The Sequel–The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Review: Ecological Economics – Principles and Applications (Second Edition)

Review: Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Review: Homeland Earth

Review: Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution

Review: Mapping the Moral Domain: A Contribution of Women’s Thinking to Psychological Theory and Education

Review: Philosophy and the Social Problem–The Annotated Edition

Review: Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum–How Humans Took Control of Climate (Hardcover)

Review: The Ecology of Commerce–A Declaration of Sustainability

Review: The Health of Nations–Society and Law beyond the State

Review: What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?

See Also:

Ecuador Initiative @ Phi Beta Iota

Michel Bauwens @ Phi Beta Iota