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Italy
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U.S.A.
2
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U.S.A.
3
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Finland
4
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Australia
5
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United Kingdom
6
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South Korea
7
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Portugal
8
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Czech Republic
9
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Australia
10
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United Kingdom
11
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United Kingdom
12
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Belgium
13
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Australia
14
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Portugal
15
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South Africa
16
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U.S.A.
17
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Canada
18
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Australia
19
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Belgium
20
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United Kingdom
21
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Hong Kong (S.A.R.,China)
22
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France
23
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Brazil
24
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Switzerland
25
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Poland
26
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China
27
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Sweden
28
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Latvia
29
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Australia
30
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Italy
31
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Sweden
32
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France
33
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Ireland
34
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Canada
35
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Belgium
36
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U.S.A.
37
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Sweden
38
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Thailand
39
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Australia
40
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Spain
41
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U.S.A.
42
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Morocco
43
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Costa Rica
44
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Malaysia
45
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Hungary
46
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Hungary
47
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France
48
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China
49
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United Kingdom
50
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Hungary
51
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United Kingdom
52
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United Kingdom
53
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United Kingdom
54
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United Kingdom
55
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France
56
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Ireland
57
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China
58
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Hawaii (U.S.A)
59
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United Kingdom
60
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U.S.A.
61
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Portugal
62
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Sweden
63
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Australia
64
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Slovakia
65
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United Kingdom
66
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United Kingdom
67
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Ireland
68
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Malta
69
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France
70
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Fiji Islands
71
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Barbados
72
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Spain
73
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Denmark
74
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Italy
75
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United Kingdom
76
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Malaysia
77
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United Kingdom
78
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Portugal
79
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Ireland
80
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Spain
81
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Australia
82
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Nicaragua
83
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Rwanda
84
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India
85
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United Kingdom
86
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Tanzania
87
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Jordan
88
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India
89
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Mauritius
90
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United Kingdom
91
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United Kingdom
92
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South Africa
93
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Australia
94
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Colombia
95
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United Kingdom
96
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U.S.A.
97
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Australia
98
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Thailand
99
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Bangladesh
100
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The expert's corner

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”, underlying the intergenerational concern. An important dimension relates to the natural environment, and the increasing concern regarding the implications of the current pace of economic growth for the quality of the environment and sustainability. Since the economic value of natural ecosystems derives from the value of goods and services they provide, typically non-marketed public goods, largely unmeasured, preservation priorities are motivated by the costs imposed by degradation of those services. As “what gets measured, gets managed”, it is well understood that for managing the interactions between the natural environment and economic activity it is key that nations seek a measure to judge whether their economies’ productive base, consisting of the total array of assets, is non-decreasing at a given point in time, as the usual measures of economic performance such as gross domestic product (GDP) cannot provide it. At the local/regional level there is an increasing awareness that spatial patterns of costs and benefits can be very different, as distinct populations react differently. Thus, to minimize conservation-development tradeoffs policy evaluation is key, requiring interdisciplinary tailor-made policy design.