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April 2022

Upcoming Webinar: Valuing the Contribution of Blue Carbon to Small Island Developing States' Climate Change Commitments and Covid 19- Recovery

Taking place on Wednesday, May 4th, this webinar will be delivered by Ellen McHarg and Elena Mengo from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Research (Cefas). Ellen and Elena will present the interdisciplinary research findings of their recently published paper: “Valuing the contribution of blue carbon to small island developing states' climate change commitments and Covid-19 recovery”.

Blue Carbon ecosystems (mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows) provide climate regulation services by sequestering and storing carbon, presenting an opportunity to address climate change and implement Paris Agreement commitments, in particular for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). However, blue carbon has received relatively limited attention in climate mitigation policy globally, and the protection of blue carbon habitats has not been prioritised. This is an issue because blue carbon habitat removal and decline not only reduces carbon sequestration benefits provided, but can also result in sediment disturbance and the release of previously stored carbon back into the atmosphere.


JEEP Adds Space for Key Policy Highlights on Abstracts

We are pleased to announce Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy has joined a new Taylor & Francis initiative. Authors now have the option to add Key Policy Highlights to their abstracts where appropriate. Key Policy Highlights will comprise 3‒5 bullet points and 100‒150 words, emphasizing the main policy implications of the paper for a non-academic audience.

By highlighting the policy relevance of research as a free-to-view secondary abstract, the aim is to increase the journal’s readership, particularly from a policy audience, and facilitate the uptake of original research into decision-making.

UKNEE membership includes a year’s subscription to JEEP, as well as exclusive access to recordings of envecon 2022 and UKNEE webinars, the ability to request items to be added to this newsletter, and more. To join UKNEE, click here.


Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum, Austria, September 28-30

The Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum (EPSF) will take place at the University of Graz, Austria, in September this year. In previous years, this conference has taken place in Exeter and Bath, UK.

This three-day international forum will feature facilitated debates, interactive discussions, and top-level knowledge exchange through 10 keynote lectures, a public lecture open to many stakeholders, and 40-60 contributed papers. The deadline to submit your paper is 30th April 2022.

To download the call for abstracts, click here. Registration and attendance details will be given alongside notification of abstract acceptance.

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