This principle deals with the nature of values and the values of nature. Despite the extensive amount of research on this topic, policy makers often muddle the different types of value, making ‘category errors’ that result in some strange decision-making with unintended consequences.
This case study examines the collision of values between organic farming and the lobby for release of genetically modified organisms into the environment. It also draws on two other cases that involve the fallout from Chernobyl and asbestos.
Jon has invited two colleagues from the University of Leeds to join him to discuss ecosystem services.
The video is around 22 minutes in length but is well worth watching as it demonstrates the application of the basic principles introduced at the beginning of the collection to research based...