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I recently heard that the United Nations is collecting data quantifying the economic value natural processes add to our economy.
For example, bees that pollinate plants add value to our economy. They play a role that keeps the whole food chain in tact. If our economic/environmental policies were to interrupt that process (habitat loss, pollution, etc...) then we would have lost on our investment.
In policy making are we considering the economic value of the natural processes of the ocean? And without understanding that process, how can we know that our policies aren’t doing much more harm than good?
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