Martin Weitzman: 1942 - 2019

Environmental Economics

Stavins (@RobertStavins) August 28, 2019. Here is his Wikipedia page: [link]. And here is Rob Stavins on twitter: It is painful for me to convey the sad news that my Harvard colleague, mentor, and friend, Marty Weitzman, died unexpectedly yesterday. Many tributes will be forthcoming, but as a memory for now, here is a related essay I wrote last year: [link]. Robert N. Here are a few old posts: EconTalk Podcast: Martin Weitzman on Climate Change   Weitzman on climate change.

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AERE 2019 Summer Conference

Environmental Economics

The schedule of papers for the AERE 2019 Summer Conference is now online (just in time!). Lots of good papers!    Not sure which sessions I will attend, but I will do my best to attend the session that I am presenting in

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The hidden cost of your 2019 choccie-filled advent calendar

Green (Living) Review

Here's why your Christmas countdown is a single-use plastic nightmare In the next few days, millions of children – and quite a few adults – will open the first window on their advent calendars without a second thought of the mountain of waste to which they're contributing.

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Garden Press Event 2019

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wednesday, February 27, 2019 saw the Garden Press Event held at the Business Design Center in Islington, London (UK) and the event was well attended as far as exhibitors and press visitors are concerned. This is is the first year when the event was entirely organized by GIMA rather than via the Garden Media Guild but, as usual, visitors were made very welcome indeed and the venue is much better than the previous one at Barbican 2.

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AERE Sessions at the 2019 SEA meetings @AereOrg

Environmental Economics

There are 70 papers in 14 regular sessions, 17 papers in 4 graduate student sessions and the (first ever) AERE keynote session. The keynote speaker is AERE immediate past president Laura Taylor. She will present "Reflections on the Credibility Revolution in Nonmarket Valuation" Here is the link to all of the sessions: [link]. We had a great panel of speakers for another professional development session but someone (me) screwed up and didn't get it submitted on time.

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Cool Green Summer Book Picks 2019

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four new nature books for your summer reading list. Latest Science

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Earth Optimism: Reasons to Feel Positive in 2019

Nature Conservancy - Science

While we need to be realistic about the challenges ahead, we can’t lose sight of what we have achieved so far. Ideas TNC Science

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Ivy in the woods

Green (Living) Review

As well as being a great habitat for wildlife, it's a food source for pollinators woken by, such as this year, 2019, unseasonably warm weather.

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2019 was the year that…

AGreenLiving

Read more from the original source: 2019 was the year that…. It was a very good year, except when it wasn’t. Business Green a-very-good corporate-sustainability esg risk two steps forward very-good

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Closing the loop on 2019

AGreenLiving

Here is the original post: Closing the loop on 2019. Bringing you the five biggest stories of the circular economy from this past year, and some predictions for the next.

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New working paper: "Willingness Toupee"

Environmental Economics

JEL-codes: B12 Date: 2019. Willingness Toupee. David M. McEvoy, O. Ashton Morgan and John C, Whitehead. No 19-01, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Abstract: In this paper we tackle the hairy problem of male pattern baldness. We survey balding men and elicit their willingness to pay to move from their current sad situation to a more plentiful one. Then we comb-over the results.

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The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019

AGreenLiving

Most people will remember 2019 as a year dominated by … The post The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019 appeared first on Earth911.com. See original here: The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019.

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Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

Green Prophet

Nine thousand seven hundred (9,700) square kilometers of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019. Brazilian authorities today announced the official deforestation figures for the 2019 forest year (August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019). These figures confirm what we feared, namely that 2019 has been a dark year for the rainforest in Brazil. We heard the news, now here are some facts to bring to the dinner table this weekend.

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Best of 2019 Video Vault: 5 videos that kept us thinking in 2019

AGreenLiving

Read the original post: Best of 2019 Video Vault: 5 videos that kept us thinking in 2019. Equity and plastic and leadership — oh my! Business Green and-leadership and-plastic circularity 19 greenbiz 19 verge verge 19 video vault

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2019, the year analog water solutions died

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Here is the original: 2019, the year analog water solutions died. Analog is not quite gone, but digital solutions are nearly mainstream. Business Green but-digital digitalization innovation liquid assets nearly-mainstream not-quite- solutions-are

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Should you consider investing in oil in 2019?

Green Prophet

Khaled al Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. 26, 1997. Energy is the big strand in a web of U.S.-Saudi Saudi economic ties that has grown in the six years since an American-led army rolled back Iraqi aggression in the Persian Gulf. (AP AP Photo/John Moore).

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Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

From November 2019, Belu has committed to make 100% of our plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles. 2019 © Michael Smith

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The 2019 VERGE Vanguard

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See the original post here: The 2019 VERGE Vanguard. A diverse group of 20 visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs who are inspiring an equitable, inclusive clean economy. Business Eco Green and-affordable- enormous-long-term most-actionable reducing-china reliance-on-coal sights-on-the terraton

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New Year, New You: How to Use Fermentation to Improve Your Health in 2019

Green Prophet

Take a look at a few important facts about fermentation if you want the best health results in 2019: Fermented fish. It’s the newest It food, but for over 10,000 years, humans have been using the fermentation process to make food for themselves.

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2019 was the year that…

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Read more here: 2019 was the year that…. It was a very good year, except when it wasn’t. Business Green a-very-good corporate-sustainability esg risk two steps forward very-good

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Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

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Go here to read the rest: Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019. Eco Green Recycle biomaterials clean energy ddw 2019 deployment dutch design week eco textiles environment innovation news organization recycled materials wild beesDutch Design Week , the largest design event in Northern Europe, is back once again this October to show how pioneering designers around the globe are changing the world for the better.

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Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

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Here is the original post: Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019. Eco Green Recycle biomaterials cabins ddw 2019 design design event ecofriendly materials environment green textiles innovation open-source project Ö cabins recycled materials recycling sustainable materialsDutch Design Week , the largest design event in Northern Europe, is back once again this October to show how pioneering designers around the globe are changing the world for the better.

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London College of Garden Design to sponsor new design series for leading podcast

Green (Living) Review

Supporting podcasts are an integral part of our marketing strategy now.

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The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019

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Most people will remember 2019 as a year dominated by … The post The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019 appeared first on Earth911.com. Read more from the original source: The Biggest Green News Stories of 2019. Eco Eco Tech Green 2019-appeared biggest-green business & policy earth911-com- remember-2019 year-dominated

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London College of Garden Design to sponsor planting design competition

Green (Living) Review

The competition is open to anyone involved in garden design and landscaping and Tina Worboys, winner of the 2019 competition said “It was a real honour to create my Countryside Border. He added “This competition is just another way in which we can encourage new designers to exhibit and it’s working as we are aware that some of the 2019 entrants have submitted schemes for the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition for RHS Tatton Flower Show in 2020.”

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Episode 201: Lessons from COP25, listeners share 2019 revelations

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Read more from the original source: Episode 201: Lessons from COP25, listeners share 2019 revelations. Plus, how to have productive conversations about climate during your holiday gatherings.

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Electrons vs. Molecules - Who’s Winning?

Blue Earth

What were the top 5 most valuable companies in the world in 1995 vs today in 2019? Everywhere I turn electrons are making headway. Let’s compare the market value of two highly respected 21st Century founded companies, Facebook and Tesla. The ability to generate stockholder value falls clearly in the electron camp. Facebook, founded in 2004 has an Enterprise Value of $456B, while Tesla, founded in 2003 has an EV of $54B.

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Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products, and we also have, quite seriously, to learn to differentiate between needs and wants. Often our wants masquerade as needs when they are not needs at all. To say I need a new smartphone or simply new cellphone, while the old one is still performing well and is doing all you will ever need it for is not a need but a desire and want to have a new one just because there are new ones around.

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Nature is hiring an environmental economics editor

Environmental Economics

I'm looking forward to hearing who gets hired for this job: Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint an editor specializing in Environmental/Energy Economics to further our aim to publish the world’s best original research linking social sciences – including economics – to the physical and biological processes important to society.

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Reuse and Repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Half a century ago, we were a thriving culture of reuse and repair. What happened? What happened? Simple. Industry decided that it was too expensive for it to develop new products that people really wanted and needed and rather made products that broke rather quickly and were made in such a way that they can no longer be repaired and thus people have to buy the same (kind of) product again and again.

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GreenBiz names 2019 VERGE Vanguard award winners

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GreenBiz Group today named the 2019 VERGE Vanguard, honoring 20 dreamers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, business leaders, policymakers and investors on the cutting edge of sustainability and technology. Here is the original: GreenBiz names 2019 VERGE Vanguard award winners.

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"EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading" @willwheels

Environmental Economics

And the end:  The EPA is considering modifying or clarifying existing EPA policy and guidance on water quality trading to remove unnecessary barriers and better support market-based mechanisms, including water quality trading, consistent with the 2019 Memorandum. Other aspects of the 2003 Policy and the 2019 Memorandum (including potential conflicting or ambiguous policy advice) that may benefit from additional policy or clarification from the EPA.

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The possibilities of pallets and pallet wood

Green (Living) Review

also packing crates and similar by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time when shipping pallets (not so much as to packing crates and such) were – supposedly – to be returned (not that that always happened) and then, not so long ago, like so many other things, pallets became “disposables” in that they were no longer being taken back (especially not for deposit return) by the companies.

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Holidaymakers encouraged to save their lilos from landfill by turning them into designer bags

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Holidaymakers can see their unwanted lilos transformed into designer bags and pouches thanks to a holiday company that’s pledging to reduce the number of inflatables sent to landfill. Holiday Hypermarket has teamed up with sustainable designer Wyatt and Jack to encourage customers to turn their holiday inflatables into one-of-a-kind bags, with the package-holiday specialist picking up the postage costs for sending the plastic products.

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Another daily demand and supply (two in one week!)

Environmental Economics

By Vipal Monga | September 12, 2019. In 2019, a U.S. Gulf Coast refineries and government-imposed cuts…” reduced a glut of Canadian oil in 2019. From the WSJ Micro Weekly Review (reviewed by Edward Scahill, University Of Scranton): Canada’s Oil Market Finds Outlet in U.S. Demand. Summary: An increase in the demand for dense crude oil from the U.S. and cuts in production ordered by its government has eased an oil glut in Canada.

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Take the "What Are Things REALLY Worth?" survey!

Environmental Economics

I did and I'm only mildly traumatized (how in the world did this get past the IRB???): Stanford, CA —  How valuable are the things that money cannot buy? Dr. Tim Kane, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is running a week-long research survey to find out. This survey, in the format of an “economic beauty contest,” as described by economist John Maynard Keynes, is open to all American adults during the first full week of September.

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Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, November 11, 2019. Why not? Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life. Deven Carlson, Simon Haeder, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Joseph Ripberger  Abstract. Households in the USA spend about $70 billion annually on pets. Dogs, the most common pet, can be found in nearly half of American households.

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Predictions for the Roaring 20?s

Blue Earth

I have found 1-year technology predictions to be almost laughable in terms of big-picture advances. Now that I’ve had a chance to be on the board of a public technology company and have seen first hand how long it takes to develop microchips, I can say almost everything that will happen in the next 10 years is already being worked on and thought about today. It’s one thing to make an academic discovery, and quite another to bring something to the mass market.

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The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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Graphic of the Day: I'm just going to leave this here while I wipe my tears.

Environmental Economics

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CNREP 2019: Call for abstracts and session proposals

Environmental Economics

The Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) is announcing a call for abstracts and session proposals for  CNREP 2019: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy, the 6 th  National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. The conference is scheduled for May 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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What is the effect of self-citations on the rankings of economists?

Environmental Economics

2019) data there are n=949 scientists that include one of these key words in name1 and n=802 include one of these key words in name2. Baas, Jeroen; Klavans, Richard; Boyack, Kevin (2019), “Supplementary data tables for "A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field" (PLoS Biology 2019)”, Mendeley Data, v1 [link]. From the inbox ( Data is Plural 2019.08.28 edition ): Citations and self-citations.

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Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

| Simple, Sophisticated Luxury | Bali is a paradise beyond my wildest dreams: lush, dense jungle; picturesque rice paddies; tropical beaches with world-class snorkeling among coral reefs, outdoor adventure activities, ancient temples, traditional arts, delicious dining options, endless varieties of yoga and meditation classes and retreats, and countless mystical shamans and energy healers. Truly, Bali […].

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