Archive for 'economics'
The Natural Capital Committee, giving independent advice to Government and help incorporate natural capital into national and corporate accounting, has published its first annual State of Natural Capital report.
Chatham House has reported the findings of a major investigation into the shifting global political economy of key resources (land, water, energy, minerals and food), analysing their inter-linkages in production, use and trade.
A Rural Economy and Land Use Programme paper investigates the role of payment for ecosystem services in protecting the environment, by applying economic thinking and a market mechanism to natural resources.
Defra's Zoe Hodgson explains the need to properly value natural capital in order to allocate resources efficiently, and the role of the newly formed Natural Capital Committee to advise the Government on the state of natural capital.
A review by Natural England of studies into the economic value of green infrastructure argues that devoting areas of towns and cities to nature is not an expensive luxury but can deliver important savings for the public purse.
Hannah Ryder, senior economist at DFID, the Department for International Development, looks ahead to Rio+20 and considers emerging "GDP+" proposals for a more holistic approach to measuring economies.
28 June 2012, Bristol: UWE's Changing Lives, Changing Society conference will consider the challenge of a widespread transition to environmentally sustainable and healthy behaviour patterns focusing on key real world issues.
Green economy round-up: green growth, environmental tax, sustainable income, biodiversity, recycling »
The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development, economics and business: growing a green economy, environmental tax reform, sustainable income, business case for biodiversity, recycling.
The FCRN considers a new study examining where the economic, political and natural resource power currently lies in world agriculture, how that might change in future and what it means to British farmers.
13 December 2011; Royal Society, London: the Sustainable Development Research Network is marking the launch of its new phase with a high-level debate on the research challenges of delivering a green economy.