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Assessing the value for money of protected areas
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Autori/Curatori: Francesca Visintin, Francesco Marangon, Maurizio Spoto 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2016 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  21 P. 49-69 Dimensione file:  272 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2016-001006
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The increasing unavailability of public financing leads decision-makers to cut funds for protected areas without considering the ensuing environmental, economic and social impacts. The research investigated what and how much value the Miramare Natural Marine Reserve (Italy) was able to create from public funds. The environmental accounting approach was adopted, and environmental costs and benefits taken into account. Environmental benefits assessed ecosystem services such as gas regulation, nutrient cycling, biological control, food production, nursery, raw materials, recreation and science. The model demonstrated that the value produced by the Protected Area fully covered the money spent by public authorities by a rate of 2.5.

La crescente indisponibilità di risorse mette gli amministratori pubblici nella condizione di dover ridurre il finanziamento destinato alle aree protette. Il presente studio si pone l’obiettivo di valutare la ricchezza prodotta dall’Area marina protetta di Miramare (AMPM) a fronte del finanziamento ministeriale erogato. A tal fine è stato adottato un modello di contabilità ambientale che da evidenza dei benefici ambientali prodotti dall’AMPM. Tale stima si traduce nella valutazione monetaria dei servizi ecosistemici, tra i quali: gas regulation, nutrient cycling, biological control, food production, nursery, raw materials, recreation e science. Il modello così sviluppato dimostra che la ricchezza prodotta dall’AMPM si pone in un rapporto di 2,5 rispetto al finanziamento pubblico erogato.
Keywords: Area marina protetta, contabilità ambientale, servizi ecosistemici.

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Francesca Visintin, Francesco Marangon, Maurizio Spoto, Valutare il value for money delle aree protette in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2016, pp. 49-69, DOI:10.3280/RISS2016-001006

   

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