Archive for 'economics'

Second annual State of Natural Capital report »

The Natural Capital Committee, established to give independent advice to Government on the state of England's natural capital, is due to publish its second annual State of Natural Capital Report in March.

Green infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth »

A report commissioned by Defra and Natural England assesses the extent to which green infrastructure acts as a catalyst for economic growth through consideration of logic chains and case studies.

Assessing green infrastructure valuation tools »

Green Infrastructure – Valuation Tools Assessment, commissioned by Natural England, examines the tools available to value green infrastructure and assesses them against research standards for natural science and economics.

Boosting the economy and improving the environment: Government response to Ecosystem Markets Task Force final report »

The Government has published its response to the Ecosystem Markets Task Force final report, welcoming its recommendations and agreeing on the essential relationship between the economy and the environment.

Payments for Ecosystem Services: best practice guide »

A new best practice guide aims to assist with the design and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes, drawing on domestic and international case studies to demonstrate the challenges and solutions.

The macroeconomics of climate change: modelling impacts and the role of adaptation »

A recent report by Vivid Economics for Defra, surveys research on the macroeconomic effects of climate change on advanced economies like the UK, and how adaptation can help to manage these.

The state of natural capital »

The Natural Capital Committee, giving independent advice to Government and help incorporate natural capital into national and corporate accounting, has published its first annual State of Natural Capital report.

The new political economy of resources »

Chatham House has reported the findings of a major investigation into the shifting global political economy of key resources (land, water, energy, minerals and food), analysing their inter-linkages in production, use and trade.

Can payment for ecosystem services help safeguard the environment? »

A Rural Economy and Land Use Programme paper investigates the role of payment for ecosystem services in protecting the environment, by applying economic thinking and a market mechanism to natural resources.

The Natural Capital Committee: putting natural capital at the heart of economic thinking »

Defra's Zoe Hodgson explains the need to properly value natural capital in order to allocate resources efficiently, and the role of the newly formed Natural Capital Committee to advise the Government on the state of natural capital.