Record nummer 2292943
Titel Ecosystem-based adaptation : an incremental cost-benefit analysis of a breakwater of stones and an oyster reef in the Eastern Scheldt
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Sytse de Jong
Auteur(s) Jong, Sytse de
Uitgever [Netherlands] : [publisher not identified]
Jaar van uitgave 2020
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Annotatie(s) Student report, Wageningen University, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources
Msc Thesis MSc Thesis Environmental Economics and Natural Resources - Management, Economics and Consumer Studies - Environmental Economics and Natural Resources - Wageningen University
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Publicatie type Studentenverslag
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Ecosystem-based adaptation is increasingly being mentioned as a measure against the adverse effects of climate change. Oyster reefs have the potential to serve as an ecosystem-based adaptation measure. The objective of this thesis is to explore whether an oyster reef or a breakwater of stones is a more cost-effective measure against coastal erosion in the Eastern Scheldt. This is done by performing an incremental cost-benefit analysis of an oyster reef as compared to a breakwater of stones, including tangible and non-tangible costs and benefits. The results of the analysis indicate that oyster reefs are a more cost-effective measure. However, the study was hampered by the lack of quantitative data to fully justify the use of oyster reefs instead of a breakwater of stones.
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