March 2022 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • Economics for Nature, Climate Change, Preferences, and Multidisciplinary Work - hear the latest research and insights at envecon 2022, this Friday
  • Spotlight on Aldersgate Group events - watch past events featuring Ece, our Founding Director, and how to join them in the future

    envecon 2022 is this Friday
    Hear the latest research and discussions on Economics for Nature, Climate Change, Preferences, and Multidisciplinary Working 

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Spotlight on Aldersgate Group events 

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Aldersgate Group is a politically impartial, multi-stakeholder alliance championing a competitive and environmentally sustainable economy. eftec is a member alongside other consultancies, corporations, NGOs, and individuals in politics and academia.

Their events bring together experts and decision makers from across economic sectors and policy portfolios. We recommend you attend future Aldersgate group events, which can be found on their website, here.

In the last month, our Founding Director, Ece Ozdemiroglu, spoke at two of their events alongside key figures in the civil and private environmental space such as RT Hon Theresa May MP; Rt Hon George Eustace MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs; Baroness Julia Brown, Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee and Richard Benwell, Chief Executive, Wildlife and Countryside Link.

'Mitigate and Adapt: What Must We Learn from the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment?' followed the publication of the UK’s third Climate Change Risk Assessment. Ece spoke about the need to adapt the way we undertake economic appraisal to ensure actions that make common sense also make economic sense – such as rethinking how we define baselines, and questioning the reasons for discounting, and expectations of the types of returns we can get from investing in adaptation. You can watch the event here.

‘Environment Act: from Ambition to Delivery’, following opening remarks from Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Office for Environmental Protection, a civil society panel and a business panel shared their priorities for putting sustainability principles, biodiversity net gain, Environmental Land Management System, producer responsibility for waste, and many other concepts the Act contains into practice. There was agreement across the two panels that the role of government is one of clear and consistent policy making and showing leadership in the uptake of new technologies, approaches, and regulation of the new markets that are being considered, and that this role should be fulfilled without further delay. You can watch the event here.