Archive for 'economics'
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.
HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions have published a Green Book discussion paper on valuing social impacts, assessing three different approaches to valuing important non-market policy impacts.
The SDRN highlights recent research relating to sustainable development: assessing the environmental friendliness of vegetables; carbon abatement for biochar systems; valuing ecosystem services.
In the second of our series of articles on evidential priorities, Professor Robert Watson looks at biodiversity, its critical importance to human wellbeing and the economy, and how getting the economics right can help address its loss.
7 April 2011, 5pm (UK): The editors of the first two volumes of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity explore the economic value of nature, and the advantages and ethics of putting a price on our natural world.
The Global Legislators Organisation seeks to improve the valuation of natural capital in decision-making through a better understanding of economic valuation of natural capital, scientific assessment of trends and political leadership.
Wednesday 9 February 2011, 5pm GMT: Free webinar from Earthscan looking at how to deal with increasing turbulence in the world, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it.
Speaking at the The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Forum in London, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne detailed the Government’s commitment to “fully implement sustainability reporting across Government”.