Hans Estrup Andersen

Synergies and Trade-offs in Spatially Targeted Water Quality and Climate Change Mitigation Policies

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Climate and water quality are important ecosystem services; but improving these impacts the provisioning service of food production. Using spatially explicit data from a Danish catchment, we uncover the trade-offs and synergies between efficient provision of the three services by multiobjective optimization. Results show that trade-offs exist between the regulating and provisioning services. Furthermore, synergies between the regulating services are significant; however, the cost of provision of one service depends on the level of provision of the other. The policy implication of this result is that significant gains can be achieved from joint implementation of ecosystem service policies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLand Economics
Volume93
Issue2
Pages (from-to)309-327
Number of pages19
ISSN0023-7639
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

    Research areas

  • LAND-USE CHANGE, CARBON SEQUESTRATION, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, BASIC DENSITY, UNITED-STATES, COST, IMPLEMENTATION, CONSERVATION, LANDSCAPE, DENMARK

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