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  1. Yumi March 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm |

    Good summary. You may find these perpas that discuss the economic importance of biodiversity of interest:Zhang, W., Ricketts, T. H., Kremen, C., Carney, K. & Swinton, S. M. (2007) Ecosystem services and dis-services to agriculture. Ecological Economics 64, 253-260.Gallai, N., Salles, J.-M., Settele, J. & Vaissie8re, B. E. (2008) Economic valuation of the vulnerability of world agriculture confronted with pollinator decline. Ecological Economics 68, 810-821.The latter paper estimates that insects services were worth over a3122 billion worldwide, or 9.5% of the value of the world agricultural food production in 2005.

  2. Rory Short February 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm |

    The mode of thinking under-lying the ‘Green Economy’ is frighteningly anti-life and will only compound the mess we have already created on our planet, because we have been using this mode of thinking.

  3. Simon Butler February 9, 2012 at 12:49 am |

    Last year the Transnational Institute released a 10 page criticism of the UNEPs “Green Economy” document. You can read it here http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/download/green-economy.pdf

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