Our mission

Our mission is to:

  • advance the state of research and practice of economic valuation of nonmarket benefits provided by natural and environmental resources;

  • foster nonmarket valuation research in Italy;

  • provide a creative and high quality research atmosphere;

  • promote student interest in the study of environmental valuation concepts and methods;

  • encourage national and international scientific interactions in the field of environmental valuation;

  • facilitate the use of nonmarket valuation tools in the conservation and management of environmental goods and services;

  • provide consulting services related to natural resource damage assessment under the European Environmental Liability Directive, payment of ecosystem services schemes, social benefit - cost analysis of nature and heritage conservation/restoration projects, economics of protected areas and biodiversity;

  • offer support to conservation managers, organizations and agencies to take ecosystem services provided by nature into account.