August 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our August Newsletter:

  • Ecosystem Services in Transport Appraisal – eftec report published
  • Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity needs you! 
  • envecon 2020 - Call for Abstracts

     

ReportEcosystem Services in Transport Appraisal - eftec Report Published

eftec’s study on “Valuation of Landscape Impacts of Transport Interventions & Mitigations Using an Ecosystem Services Approach” carried out with co-authors TRL for the Department for Transport has been published as part of a pack of evidence from DfT in this link.

The study looks at how landscape and ecosystem services impacts are characterised and measured for transport schemes. It recommends ways of applying the latest ecosystem services valuation tools, such as ORVal and values for air pollution removal by vegetation (now available in the eftec/CEH online tool published in June 2019: https://shiny-apps.ceh.ac.uk/pollutionremoval/) in transport scheme appraisals. 


Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity - Needs You!  

In March 2019, a new independent global review was announced by HM Treasury to assess the economic value of HM Treasurybiodiversity and to identify actions that will simultaneously enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. This review on the Economics of Biodiversity is being led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta. The review will report ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in China in October 2020.
 
The Call for Evidence is now open (until 6 November). You don’t have to answer all the questions. And each answer is limited to 400 words. Please share your work / work you are aware of generously.
 
Let’s take advantage of the review being led by and prepared for “economic and finance policy and decision makers”. Let’s showcase the wealth of information we have and focus on the key messages for action!



envecon 2020

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is proud to release the call for envecon 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.
 
This is a call for abstracts and postersenvecon 2020 will feature a dedicated poster session within the agenda, and UKNEE are pleased to invite your submissions. Please submit your 2-page abstract by Monday 16th December 2019 to uknee@uknee.org.uk.

For full details on envecon 2020 please click here, or contact uknee@uknee.org.uk.

With the support of then European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.