JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG50] [JJ] Coastal Ecosystems -- 2. Coral reefs, seagrass and macroalgal beds, and mangroves

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 301A (International Conference Hall 3F)

convener:Toshihiro Miyajima(Marine Biogeochemistry Group, Division of Ocean-Earth System Science, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Yu Umezawa(Nagasaki University), Atsushi Watanabe(School of Environment and Society、Tokyo Institute of Technology), Chairperson:Yoshiyuki Tanaka(Hachinohe Institute of Technology), Chairperson:Yu Umezawa(Nagasaki University)

4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

[ACG50-10] Economic valuation of coastal ecosystem: balancing sustainable use and conservation

★Invited papers

*Takahiro Kubo1 (1.Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies, National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Keywords:Coastal ecosystem, Environmental valuation, Economic analysis, Ecosystem service, Islands, Sustainable use

Coastal ecosystem is one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth; however, the ecosystem faces various threats from environmental changes due to anthropogenic activities and natural events including climate change. To conduct the sustainable management, the recognition of benefits from the ecosystem has become increasingly essential.
The objectives of this paper are to provide a review of the environmental valuation studies concerning coastal ecosystem and introduce some contributions of the economic analysis to sustainable coastal management and the associated policies. Furthermore, this paper illustrates two empirical environmental valuation studies of coastal ecosystem in Amami Islands, Japan. One addresses recreational values of the ecosystem; the other shows residents’ preference for climate change adaptation in the coastal areas. The review and the findings of empirical studies point out that integrating economic values into decision-making is still challenging. Further work is required to establish integrated approaches considering local ecosystem management.