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UKNEE Webinars

Future Webinars

The Cost of Air Pollution for Workers and Firms

This paper (joint with Hélène Ollivier (PSE)) shows that even moderate levels of air pollution, such as those found in Europe, harm the economy by decreasing firm performance.

26 Jun 2024

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Past Webinars

How Should We Measure Wealth? The Divergence of Dominant Wealth-Based Sustainability Metrics

The first critical comparison of the approaches of leading international organisations, the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Programme, to estimating changes in wealth.

29 May 2024

Does market-based offsetting work? Evaluation of Wetland Area Gains and Losses under the US Clean Water Act

This study quantifies net losses of wetland area under the US Clean Water Act compensatory mitigation program, which is the most extensive and longest-running environmental offsetting program in the world.

24 April 2024

Water-Energy-Nature Nexus Policies in Kuwait: Experimental Evidence on Public Support & Eco-Islamic Values

The talk will focus on the result of a study that examined public support for water-energy-nature (WEN) nexus policies in Kuwait, specifically exploring the impact of moral incentives and eco-Islamic values

24 January 2024

"How Bad Could it Be?" The Future Effects of Marine Microplastic Pollution: Expectations and Policy Preferences

Using a stated preference study of individual option prices, this study links individuals’ subjective distribution of beliefs about the future harms of microplastics to their willingness to pay for mitigation measures

22 November 2023

Can Trade Openness Reduce the Impact of Temperature Shocks on Productivity? An Empirical Assessment

Using a reduced-form model of economic growth, this paper tests whether, historically, trade openness has lessened the impact of temperature shocks on productivity.

25 October 2023

Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures: Introducing the TNFD Recommendations

Emily McKenzie takes us through the first TNFD Recommendations

27 September 2023

Valuing Coastal Walking Along the KCIII England Coast Path: Applied Travel Cost & Benefit Transfer Methodology

With Ellen McHarg and Dr Barnaby Andrews, Cefas

16 August 2023

Seafood Consumption Habits in Younger Generations: Preferences, Nudges, Behavioural Insights

Gaetano Grilli & Samuel Barker, CSERGE

26 July 2023

Public understanding of the sixth mass extinction around the world

How do the public perceive serious declines in biodiversity, and increasing risks from species extinctions?

28 June 2023

Contested values in heritage: A discrete choice modelling study

Exploring connection between cultural values and ethical values through the results of a choice modelling study undertaken at Belsay Hall.

17 May 2023

Nudge+: Reflective behavioural policies for sustainable behaviour change

In this talk, Sanchayan will outline a new behavioural toolkit, NUDGE+. Nudge+ is a modified behavioural public policy that encourages people to think alongside nudges

26 April 2023

Optimal Marine Plastic Abatement with Dr. Christopher Stapenhurst

Christopher talks through research conducted to estimate the optimal international agreement for abating plastic pollution

22 February 2023

Green Economics and Influencing Policy

Sam Alvis, Head of Economy at Green Alliance, discusses how economic research can be leveraged to influence policy

25 January 2023

Circular to Sustainable to Regenerative Business Models

Dr Sinha explores the enablers and challenges for SMEs to adopt circular, sustainable, and regenerative business models and ways of working

30 November 2022

A Conversation on the Economics of Energy, Climate, and Nature Crises

Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Tom Burke CBE, and Ece Ozdemiroglu discuss how economics can be useful in a cost of living and energy crisis

25 October 2022

IPBES Values Assessment Overview with IPBES Co-Chair Professor Mike Christie

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) ‘Values Assessment’ is arguably the most comprehensive assessment of the diverse values and valuation of nature to date. IPBES Co-Chair, Mike Christie, takes us through it.

14 September 2022

Marine Natural Capital Accounting: Impacts of the Sandeel Fishery in the North Sea

How this study found that the value of landings is worth £240 million more after 60 years than it would be if the Sandeel fishery remained open

6 July 2022

Beyond Individualistic Behaviour: Social Norms and Innovation Adoption in Rural Mozambique

This study examines the drivers and obstacles to innovation by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a special focus on cultural and behavioural aspects

1 June 2022

Valuing the Contribution of Blue Carbon to SIDS Climate Change Commitments & Covid-19 Recovery

This webinar will present the interdisciplinary research findings of the recently published paper: “Valuing the contribution of blue carbon to small island developing states' climate change commitments and Covid-19 recovery”

4 May 2022

North Atlantic Plastic Pollution: Equity Preferences and Cost Sharing in International Environmental Agreements

Dr Tobias Börger will take us through this study, which examines empirically the importance of equity preferences for the formation of international environmental agreements (IEA) for transboundary pollution control

6 April 2022

Making more of your research: Communications 101 with the CCC comms team

Communicating technical research to a non-specialist audience can be a challenge. In this session with two communicators from the independent Climate Change Committee, we delve into some of the do's and don'ts when it comes to getting your message across

8 September 2021

What works best in reducing meat consumption? A comparison of nudge, boost, think, and nudge plus

Sanchayan Banerjee takes us through his systemic comparison of nudge, boost, think, and nudge + methods in influencing consumer decisions to reduce emissions from their food consumption

11 August 2021

Sustainable cattle ranching systems & policy: a case study in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

This webinar will present the science, policy, and evaluation behind sustainable alternatives to extensive cattle ranching through a case study in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

14 July 2021

Subsidies and Trade Wars: Solar PV Innovation in Europe and the Impact of the "China Shock"

This paper studies the effects of Chinese import competition on innovation in solar cell technology using firm-level patent counts alongside country-level trade and production data in 15 European countries

9 June 2021

Plugging the Income Gap: Environmental Options for Upland Farms: A Case Study in Pendle Hill

This study assesses the ability of new Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes to plug the income gap left by the removal of Basic Payment Schemes (BPS) post-Brexit

12 May 2021

The Independent Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity with Emily McKenzie

Emily McKenzie takes us through the Independent Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

17 February 2021

Improving the design of PES & agri-environment schemes: some new results

With Brexit, the UK government has the opportunity to change agri-environmental scheme design in a way which both enhances its environmental delivery, and which improves its cost-effectiveness. We argue that research by economists is helpful in thinking about what these kinds of enhancements might look like.

11 November 2020

Standardising Environmental Economics

Our speakers will give a brief introduction to standards and talk about standards available that are relevant to environmental economics. This includes the forthcoming BSI 8632 on Natural Capital Accounting, led by Ece Ozdemiroglu

14 October 2020

2020 UKNEE Webinar Series 1: Covid19, our appreciation of nature & conservation

Following the pandemic, are we more willing to change our behaviours or support conservation efforts?

16 September 2020

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