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Environmental economics

We have 13 items tagged with ‘Environmental economics’.
  • Bangladeshi fishers with debts must repay loans even when fishing is banned, resulting in illegal fishing activities (Photo: John Pavelka, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Idris bhai, your voice has been heard!

    A chance conversation with a Bangladeshi fisherman may have paid off

    24 March 2015 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Animals gather in the shade of a rusting ship near the Aral Sea (Photo: Mark Pitcher)

    Are Kazakhstan's plans for a greener future at risk?

    A major recent government restructure could present obstacles as well as opportunities for Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy

    31 October 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Supporting alternative livelihoods, IIED and partners are helping the Bangladesh government to develop an effective, equitable and sustainable compensation scheme (Photo: Abdul Wahab)

    Protecting ecosystems and livelihoods in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh shifts towards more effective, equitable and sustainable approaches to safeguard hilsa fishing

    9 October 2014 | Article | Fisheries
  • Weighing sacks of coffee beans in Colombia's southwestern Cauca department (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT)

    Environmental Funds: sustainable finance for conservation

    Conservation Trust Funds provide sustainable financing for long-term conservation. Guest blogger Ann Marie Steffa Avila looks at the work of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) in supporting grass roots projects. She explains how the funds operate and looks at a project to fund six ecotourism organisations

    23 July 2014 | Blog | Economics
  • Carina Millstone makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff in May 2014 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Critical theme: What would business look like in a steady-state economy?

    The latest in a series of seminars at IIED focusing on financial themes took place on 21 May with a discussion regarding the private sector and sustainable business practices

    20 May 2014 | Article | Economics
  • Nick Robins makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff in May 2014 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Critical theme: How can the financial system serve a green and inclusive economy?

    A series of seminars at IIED focusing on financial themes began on May 15 with a discussion addressing the relationship between financial systems and the green economy

    15 May 2014 | Article | Economics
  • Pavan Sukhdev makes a Critical Theme presentation to IIED staff (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Understanding what's at stake

    The importance of meaningful stakeholder reporting was the subject of a presentation by Pavan Sukhdev at the International Institute for Environment and Development this week

    13 March 2014 | Article | Economics
  • Re-Define Managing Director Sony Kapoor, pictured giving a slightly larger presentation, recently delivered a Critical Theme lecture to IIED staff (Photo: Zero Emission Resource Organisation via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    IIED opens doors to open minds

    As part of efforts to explore new ideas and widen the knowledge of its staff, the International Institute for Environment and Development has launched a new series of talks by visiting experts.

    13 February 2014 | Article | Economics
  • An artisanal fisherman in rural Bangladesh

    Buy me an ocean: why we need payments for coastal and marine environments

    Without incentives to properly manage coastal and marine environments, these valuable resources will continue to deteriorate — with dire consequences for already impoverished communities.

    7 June 2012 | Blog | Economics
  • Buy me a river

    Asking poor households how much they would be willing to pay to protect a river in Thailand can help put a tangible price-tag on the river’s benefits — from clean water to flood control — and realistically assess the costs of overexploitation and degradation.

    25 October 2010 | Blog | Fisheries
  • Climate refugees of the future

    Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Keeping the forests we've got

    The conservation of forests in countries like Suriname with high forest cover and low deforestation rates is not a priority for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet forest people suffer enormously from the effects of climate change.

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Phillip Kihumuro, an assistant Conservation Officer, points to a wild chimpanzee in Uganda.

    Markets and payments for environmental services

    Payments for environmental services (also known as payments for ecosystem services or PES), are payments to farmers or landowners who have agreed to take certain actions to manage their land or watersheds to provide an ecological service.

    3 October 2008 | Project | Biodiversity
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