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1 September 2006 The Economic Impact of Sea-level Rise on Nonmarket Lands in Singapore
Wei-Shiuen Ng, Robert Mendelsohn
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Sea-level rise, as a result of climate change, will likely inflict considerable economic consequences on coastal regions, particularly low-lying island states like Singapore. Although the literature has addressed the vulnerability of developed coastal lands, this is the first economic study to address nonmarket lands, such as beaches, marshes and mangrove estuaries. This travel cost and contingent valuation study reveals that consumers in Singapore attach considerable value to beaches. The contingent valuation study also attached high values to marshes and mangroves but this result was not supported by the travel cost study. Although protecting nonmarket land uses from sea-level rise is expensive, the study shows that at least highly valued resources, such as Singapore's popular beaches, should be protected.

Wei-Shiuen Ng and Robert Mendelsohn "The Economic Impact of Sea-level Rise on Nonmarket Lands in Singapore," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 35(6), 289-296, (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.1579/05-A-076.1
Received: 1 August 2005; Accepted: 1 January 2006; Published: 1 September 2006
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