Seminar: Valuing Coastal Ecosystem Service Losses from Oil Spills

Wednesday, 11th May 2016 - 18:30 to 20:00

Hosted by: London School of Economics (LSE)
WhereRoom NAB.LG.09, New Academic Building, LSE, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A (map)

You can now register for 'Valuing Coastal Ecosystem Service Losses from Oil Spills for Use in Cost Benefit Analyses of Preventive Measures' presented by Prof. Ståle Navrud of the School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). 

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) is in charge of planning and implementing local and regional preventive measures to avoid oil spills from ships, and they regularly carry out cost-benefit analyses (CBA) of these measures. CBA were incomplete as non-market benefits in terms of avoided damages to marine and coastal ecosystem services (ES) were excluded. The results from an extensive Contingent Valuation (CV) internet survey (with more than 2500 respondents) show that the monetary value of these ES impacts could potentially be very large, and affect the outcome of CBAs of preventive measures. 

Ståle Navrud has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on economic valuation of environmental quality, ecosystem services (marine, terrestrial and aquatic), cultural heritage, and public health; and has co-edited three books on environmental value transfer, cultural heritage and environmental valuation in Europe. He was Review Editor (WG 2) of the 5th Assessment Report (Climate Change 2014) of the IPCC, and is currently Expert Reviewer for UN IPBES.

This seminar is free, but spaces are limited. To register, please email with your details and await a response by email confirming your place.

The future of evidence-based environmental policy in the Brexit UK

Tuesday, 7th February 2017 - 16:30 to 18:30

Hosted by NCI and the UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)

Venue: Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU

The UK has a proud tradition of evidence-based policy making, including for the environment. It is, however, a tradition facing an unpredictable future in light of changes to policy priorities, the role of public sector and research budgets. Brexit brings added uncertainty for the future.
Yet there are clear prospects for scientific expertise and innovative ideas to influence the direction of policy – from agri-environment to fisheries. How can we make the case for research, and frame it in a manner that is practical and useful to inform policy making?
Hosted by NCI and the UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE), this event provides a multidisciplinary forum to explore the risks and opportunities that accompany this change. Our speakers will both present evidence and pose questions to make this an engaging and memorable debate… no doubt one of many we will need to have going forward, not least in contributing to the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill.  

Chair: Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Amy Mount, Head of Greener UK Unit, Green Alliance
Edward Lockhart Mummery, Resource Decisions
Brett Day, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Exeter, Director of LEEP
Griffin Carpenter, environmental economist, New Economics Foundation

The event is free, but spaces are limited. Booking is essential. 
Please email no later than 3rd February 2017.

Keynote Lecture Series: Understanding linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services for exploring the impacts of environmental change

Tuesday, 20th February 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Prof Paula Harrison, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Rob Fish with Professor Michael Winter and Professor Rosie Hails. 

Lecture Title: Understanding linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services for exploring the impacts of environmental change

Date: 20 February 2018, 18:30 to 20:30

Venue:  Friends House, Hilda Clark 2 7 3, 173 - 177 Euston Road,  London, NW1 2BJ  

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Joint Symposium: Multiple Values of Nature

Monday, 2nd March 2020 to Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

We are very excited to announce a Joint Meeting of the British Ecological Society Journal, People and Nature, and the Valuing Nature Programme. The meeting will be an international, broad-scope, interdisciplinary event reflecting the ethos of both People and Nature and the Valuing Nature Programme. It will cover many aspects of the multiple values of nature and will broadly fall under three themes as outlined below. The meeting aims to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations and inform the agenda in this growing and fast-moving research area.

The event will be held at Bristol’s We The Curious from 2 - 3 March 2020.