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October 2023



The New UKNEE Website:

One Place to Access All UKNEE Benefits & Share Your News

We've been hard at work to create new website for UKNEE. Currently in 'beta' mode, the site now features pages on our past and future envecon conferences, a newsletter archive, and all webinars past and present. With time, we hope this new UKNEE site can become a hub for useful information and collaboration in applied environmental economics in the UK and beyond.

In the coming weeks we will open a new member's section of the site, giving members one place to access their UKNEE benefits and share their news with the wider network. The new members section will include: 

  • Access to all our event recordings on one page

  • A member's directory, allowing you to connect and collaborate with other members (on an opt-in basis) 

  • An interface to post your own content (such as a job vacancy or event) directly onto the site

With this, we will also be opening up the resources section of the site, where anyone will be able to view events, jobs, courses, and publications relevant to environmental economics shared by both UKNEE's management and members.

Existing UKNEE Members will be contacted once this members section is opened with instructions on how to create their accounts. We will also be offering free accounts to institutions that will be able to post content to the site, such as job openings. If your institution would like to request one of these accounts, please email

We hope that you enjoy the new site and welcome any feedback sent to our email.


Rising Tides: Good COP Bad COP 28 Festival

Theatrical takes on the climate crisis, 7 -18 November, London

For our readers who live in London or may visit in November, we strongly recommend paying a visit to the Space, where Rising Tides will host their 'Good COP bad COP' theatre festival to coincide with COP 28.Featuring plays, discussions, and workshops, GoodCOP, BadCOP 28 is an artistic response to the climate crisis. The festival leverages local artistic talent to entertain, educate, and inspire action.The programme includes:

  • NEWBIE: 7-18 November (Livestream 18th)

  • A fast-paced climate change comedy that sets environmental challenges against cooperation and hope. 

  • FURTHER EVIDENCE: 10, 11, and 14 November (Livestream 11th)

  • A collection of newly penned short plays, imagined through a conversation between the climate expert and writer, that will transport you through visions of lives and livelihoods in not-so-distant futures.


  • A day to participate in creative and fun activities focussing on reuse, repair, and recycling. Workshops will include: repairing your clothes, creative walks, and talks.

SHOWTIMES & TICKETS For NEWBIE and FURTHER EVIDENCEPerformance times: 7:30pm Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes, plus intervalTickets for all shows are Pay What You Can £8 - £20

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Can Trade Openness Reduce the Impact of Temperature Shocks on Productivity? Our Next Webinar

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A potential channel for adaptation to climate change is openness to international trade; this hypothesis is based on the idea the climate change will have heterogenous impacts on countries around the world and will cause countries to lose their comparative advantage in some products and sectors but gain comparative advantage in others.


However, we have limited empirical evidence on whether trade openness does indeed reduce the impact of temperature shocks on productivity. Using a reduced-form model of economic growth, Leanne's work helps to address this gap by testing whether historically trade openness has lessened the impact of temperature shocks on productivity. To deal with potential endogeneity concerns, Leanne follows approaches from the international trade literature to construct an instrument for trade openness. The results of this study can provide insights into potential role of trade policy in adaptation to climate change.

About Leanne

Leanne is an environmental economist based at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, and is also a member of the PRINZ Project. Her research interests include the interaction between climate change and international trade, avenues towards reduced meat consumption, and the role of green skills and jobs for an equitable transition to Net Zero. She has a PhD in Environmental Economics from LSE, an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a BA from the University of Ottawa.

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