September 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our September Newsletter:

  • Natural Capital Investment Conference - 25 November 2019: discount for eftec Newsletter subscribers!
  • eftec Gets Muddy: Volunteering for TCV
  • Welcome Back to Oliver Pilkington
  • envecon2020 - Call for Abstracts


Natural Capital Investment Conference

Environmental Finance's Natural Capital Investment conference will take place in London on 25 November.EFNCI This event will cover the various opportunities and challenges for natural capital investments and includes thematic spotlights on water, forestry, oceans, biodiversity and agriculture.

Ece Ozdemiroglu, our Founding Director, will participate in a panel discussion on unpicking impact, metrics and materiality. She will be joined by Pernille Holtedahl, Founder and Environmental Economist at Blue Maia and Alex Money, Director of Innovative Infrastructure Investment at University of Oxford. Other speakers will be announced nearer the time.

30% discount with code EFTEC30. Click here to view the agenda and speaker line up.


eftec gets Muddy: Volunteering Day

The dulcet tones of the keyboards, meetings in and out, reports, reports and reports… eftec volunteeringall good but it’s even better to get out and enjoy nature and physically do our very small part for nature and the community.

So, on 30th of August, we spent the day volunteering at Waterlow Park. The day was organised by The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity who work with thousands of people across the UK helping them to discover, improve and enjoy their local green spaces - and by doing so, create happier and healthier communities. Waterlow Park is the largest park managed by Camden Council. We spent the day sanding and repairing railings around and removing invasive plants from around the lower pond platform area. 

We had fun, got some exercise outdoors, learnt a lot and ended the day with a sense of achievement.


Welcome Back to Oliver Pilkington

Oliver joined eftec's core team earlier this month, returning after his internship last summer. Oliver PilkingtonHe is our first natural scientist and will continue to contribute to chemicals projects on data collection, analysis, reporting and presentation to key stakeholders. Oliver's work will support industry actors during the REACH restriction process and Classification and Labelling (CLP).

Oliver holds an MSci (First Class Hons.) in Natural Sciences from the University in East Anglia with specialisms in Chemistry and Environmental Science. His Masters dissertation, in collaboration with Anglian Water, analysed microplastic pollution in the East of England’s tap water. Good to have you back Ollie! 


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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 for papers 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

For full details on envecon 2020 please click here, or contact

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