Publication - Independent report

Developing a method to estimate the costs of soil erosion in high-risk Scottish catchments: final report

Report from a project which developed and used an ecosystem service framework approach to estimate the costs of soil erosion in Scotland, for five study catchments.

Developing a method to estimate the costs of soil erosion in high-risk Scottish catchments: final report
Footnote

Footnote

1 See HMT (2003), The Green Book. Her Majesty’s Treasury, London for a discussion on the choice of discount rates for public investment appraisal. High discount rates tend to encourage relatively rapid depletion of soils whereas low discount rates tend to encourage soil conservation strategies in order to secure continued future benefits from soils.


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