Contribution of natural heritage to regional economic prosperity : preliminary assessment and an introduction to the WECAN tool

Coninx, I.; Luttik, J.


The WECAN tool is a pragmatic valuation tool to be used by the Interreg partners in the WECAN project. It can be used to explore, value and communicate the benefits of natural heritage for regional economic prosperity. The WECAN tool combines stakeholder knowledge and expert knowledge. This study presents the WECAN tool, explores how it can be used in each of the three Interreg regions, and advices on how to communicate the economic value of natural heritage to regional stakeholders.