Gulf Economist position at the Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Economics

In brief: Environmental Defense Fund is seeking an Economist to serve as a senior member of the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Oceans Program to advance economic and business strategies to restore the region’s fishery and coastal resources and make sustainable fishing practices and conservation the most economically sound way of doing business.

Preemptive strike

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner: From today’s NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show: Gernot Wagner, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund explains why the things individuals do—buying local produce, eating less meat, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store—won’t end up making much of a difference in halting global warming. Instead he argues that economics will.

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"Marine Recreational Fishing and the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

I've been wanting to write this paper since the EPA/DOE workshop on the SCC : The Impact of Climate Change on Marine Recreational Fishing with Implications for the Social Cost of Carbon  John Whitehead, Appalachian State University Daniel Willard, Environmental Defense Fund. To determine changes in economic value we simulate the effects of climate change on fishing days with changes in U.S.

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"Assessing Progress under California’s AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Program"

Environmental Economics

At this RFF seminar, experts from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will examine the market, emissions, and economic data behind California’s successful climate agenda as detailed in their recent report: Carbon Market California: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Golden State's Cap-and-Trade Program, Year Two. Something to do at lunch time: RFF Seminar. Date February 25, 2015 12:45–2:00 p.m. EST. A light lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m.

More spam from Gernot's publicist

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear John, A Harvard-trained young economist at the Environmental Defense Fund is advocating the use of plastic bags and gas-guzzling SUVs - sort of. How Smart Economics Can Save the World, Gernot Wagner argues that individual action is futile - carrying your reusable grocery bags and driving a Prius have basically no effect on the environment. Changes in economic policy and incentive are the only solution.

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NAREA & CAES Call for papers (deadline 2/1)

Environmental Economics

Submitted by Martin Heintzelman: The  2015 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) & the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) Annual Meeting and Workshop  will be held  June 27-30  at Hotel Viking in the historic seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island. Abstracts for the Workshop (Economics of Water Quality) are due  February 13, 2015.

2015 157

A note on the accuracy of Krugman's "cap and trade began as a Republican idea"

Environmental Economics

Environmental policy may, however, be an even better case. There was, in fact, a time when many Democrats disliked the idea of using market mechanisms to limit pollution, so this was a case of Republicans pushing policy in the direction of good economics. Crocker, "The Structuring of Atmospheric Pollution Control Systems,” in The Economics of Air Pollution, ed. Krugman: One of the most obvious facts about the U.S.

2015 158

If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example: * The Cities of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado fund forest management activities that improve forest health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires that can result in massive slugs of ash and mud clogging up their water supply reservoirs. *

2015 95

MIT CAPS OFF EARTH WEEK WITH SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

Green (Living) Review

Our current economic, political, and academic institutions, though highly interwoven, mainly work in isolation from each other. Students and practitioners of the field of sustainability are increasingly aware of the opportunities to collaborate to enhance their work on environmental, social, and economic endeavors.

2009 100

WATCH: Can a Fish-Sharing Program Save the Oceans? | Mother.

Mother Jones

Here's how the Environmental Defense Fund describes the process: With a secure privilege of the total catch and clearly defined access to resources fishermen have the ability to catch a certain amount of fish each year and are responsible for not exceeding that amount.

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Four Carbon Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid

Sightline Daily

The market has operated for nearly a decade with no market manipulation and no deleterious economic impacts, and it is on track to reduce pollution 21 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

2014 86

Tackling the Climate Challenge

Conservancy Talk

It’s such a boost of energy to see leaders from so many walks of life coming together to advance progress on what is most likely the biggest collective environmental challenge of our time — climate change. Progress here will also need new and larger sources of funding.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

The Environmental Council of the States’ 2016 fall meeting gathered the senior-most environmental officers in each of the 50 states. The Environmental Council of the States Fall Meeting Keynote Speech Good afternoon, everyone. We call this approach a water fund.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

The environmental movement needs today’s students on our side. Can we have a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature? We bring diverse groups together to advance environmental progress.

2017 80

State of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

While I was there we had a very important meeting with government and business leaders, Indian environmental NGOs, and our key supporters. When I joined TNC we were raising about $400 million dollars a year—more by far than any other environmental nonprofit.

Good News, Bad News: My Climate Outlook Post-Paris

Conservancy Talk

For example: In Ohio, we teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to make the economic case for increasing renewable energy. Voters—some swayed by a well-funded anti-climate coalition—respond by deciding the issue can wait for another day.

2017 98

Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

Advances in science and technology are creating new economic opportunities and producing sustainable solutions, while expanded public access to global data and information is helping to shape business and government policies. Alan D. Hecht 1 , Joseph Fiksel 2 , Scott C. Fulton 3 , Terry F.

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