The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Strategy

Conservancy Talk

Climate Strategy is helping all 50 states to take their “best next step forward on climate,” recognizing that each state offers a unique opportunity for action on this urgent issue. Climate Strategy.

A new paper on predatory journals in economics #RePEc

Environmental Economics

No 16-08 , Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University. Abstract: The extent of publishing in predatory journals in economics is examined in this paper. A simple model of researcher behavior is presented to explore those factors motivating an economist or other academic to publish in predatory journals as defined by Beall (2015). Asian Economic and Financial Review. Asian Economic and Social Society. Academic Research Society.

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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Beth Tellman is a Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Ideas Colliding: IBM Research Combines Strategies from Multiple Industries to Create a Super Solar Collector


Renewable energy development has been a growing focus of international research over the last 3-4 decades and advances in clean energy technology have coincided with

An example of where blogging and research are complements

Environmental Economics

It just so happens that today marks the completion of a personal story of mine that illustrates how blog discussion can lead to published academic research. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 21: 243–269. Joshua Gans: The other day, Paul Krugman wrote about the reduced relevance of formal academic publication given the nature of web distribution and discourse.

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10 Commandments of Commons Economics

The Green Changemakers

This is a synthesis of ten years of research by the P2P Foundation on the emerging practices of new productive communities and the ethical entrepreneurial coalitions that create livelihoods for shared resources. Economics Economy Sharing economy Sustainability Sustainable-development

The Tricky Economics of Ongoing Subsidies for People Who Want Their Beach and Eat it Too

Environmental Economics

Some good stuff (new research) from a colleague of mine here at Ohio State (Sathya Gopalakrishnan--who I was smart enough to hire) and a couple of other 'contributors' from some schools in North Carolina*: The value of many oceanfront properties on the East Coast could drop dramatically if Congress were to suddenly end federal beach nourishment subsidies, a new study by researchers at three universities finds. Smith, professor of environmental economics at Duke University.

Agri-Environment Research Group Awards Prize for Innovation to Conservation Scientist Sheila Reddy

Conservancy Talk

The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Sheila Reddy, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the 2018 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation.

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New research shows that despite the economic recession, consumers still place considerable value on sustainability

Green (Living) Review

Havas Media unveils Sustainable Futures 09, a research based framework that allows companies to measure, track and connect sustainability to brand value In one of the first indicators since the global economic downturn, Sustainable Futures 09, Havas Media’s new research and measurement framework, reveals that even during these challenging economic times, consumers are not losing sight of the importance of sustainability.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The Commission adopted a strategy for 2011 to work on a new Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) for bigeye tuna. Shark Assessment and Research Program.

2010 141

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

An analysis of the data published in the Water Resources Research journal attributes about 60 percent of the loss to the pumping of groundwater from underground reservoirs – reserves people fall back on when rivers dry up.

Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability?

Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

Forest managers are researching strategies that can keep forests resilient under multiple stressors so that they can continue to provide habitat for wildlife, clean air, clean water, carbon storage, and, yes, timber far into the future.


The Green Changemakers

CULTURE, SPIRITUALITY, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Opening a Dialogue William F. Current development strategies, however, tend to ignore, often underestimate, and sometimes undermine cultural values or the cultural environment, which are essential to healthy human development.

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Mitigation strategies for Peak oil

The Green Changemakers

However, on the level of the individual/family there is much that can be done at relatively low cost to not only prepare for an economic crash, but to leapfrog past it to a post oil paradigm. This is why the focus of my research & planning is on individual countries.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This kind of conservation work not only saves nature; it also benefits people by creating economic opportunities and reducing risk for communities threatened by climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But an increasing number of businesses see sustainability as a key to generating value in the face of social, economic, and environmental change. One strategy for the next wave of corporate sustainability is creating shared value.

Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

pdf) ( presentation - pdf) André Meunié, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France; Guillaume Pouyanne Climate change and urban economic development: A CGE analysis (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Fabio Grazi, CIRED, France; Henri Waisman Does climate change make industrialization an obsolete development strategy for cities in the South?

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Connecting the Dots - Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability? The learning strategies advanced in this document are not new.


Green (Living) Review

Fahey (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and Mack McFarland (DuPont Fluoroproducts) has earned its prestigious Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Award for notably excellent research in support of environmental protection. This is policy-relevant research at its finest,” said Zaelke. “In Dr. Andersen is co-chair of the Montreal Protocol Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and Drs. IGSD WASHINGTON D.C.

Civilization without destruction

Conservancy Talk

All of the panelists are advocating for change in how we get better at decoupling economic growth from environmental damage. “Forests precede civilization; deserts follow.”

The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Gabon is a country embarking on a major transformation to convert its economy from one largely focused on petroleum extraction to a more diversified economy that leverages the country’s rich natural resources – yet also takes care of them through a “green” development strategy.

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Could A ‘Green GDP’ Transform The Middle East?

Green Prophet

GDP is probably one of the very few widely recognised abbreviated economic terms in the world. It stands for Gross Domestic Product and basically denotes the economic growth of a country. West Bank and Gaza’s Economic Growth Isn’t Sustainable.

2011 95

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

But like their counterparts in equatorial Africa and the Amazon Basin, these forests are also a valuable and necessary economic resource. Hornbill,” whispers Purnomo, a conservation field officer in the Conservancy’s Indonesia program and research lead.

National Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Costa Rica

The Green Changemakers

Research • Human resources • Public education and awareness • Sectoral and cross-sectoral coordination • Information • Control and monitoring of the impact of social and productive activities • In situ conservation • Ex situ conservation • Sustanaible use • Payment for environmental services and incentives • Acces to genetic resources, intellectual property and biosecurity in biotechnology • Marine and coastal resources • Management capacity PART II 2.1

Hope for a World in Crisis

Environmental News Network

The shape of the world population growth curve provides a perspective for understanding our current social, political, and economic turmoil. ResearchAn Introduction to A New Reality by Jonas and Jonathan Salk.

2018 52

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Science Impact Project draws together Conservancy scientists from around the world to implement relevant, impactful research projects that advance our on-the-ground conservation efforts. Innovative strategies for climate-smart grassland restoration.

2017 78

Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jointly mentored by a Conservancy expert and a senior scholar from one of the partner universities, each fellow will pursue research that promises to deliver crucial answers around sustainable food production systems, clean water supplies, energy futures, and urban ecology.

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Healthy Coastal Habitats: Examples for Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds, Birding and Economic Gains on a Restored Coast. We were pleasantly surprised that our first community, located on a barrier island in Cape May County, was more interested in an ecotourism strategy.

2016 79

Nutcrackers, Whitebark Pine, and a Bond That Holds an Ecosystem Together

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s the longest study ever conducted with individual Clark’s Nutcrackers, a seven-years-and-running project that has sent Schaming deep into the backcountry for intensive research on their foraging behavior and habitat use. Whitebark pines have no such coping strategies.

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Protected areas are the single most important conservation strategy in the world, and Latin America has the most land within protected areas of any region of the world. Prioritizing which protected areas to focus conservation efforts on is a fertile research topic.

The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

The Green Changemakers

ISBN: 978-971-561-788-8 Publication Date: April 2009 In stock This report provides a review of the economics of climate change in the Southeast Asian region. The basic policy message is that efforts must be made to apply all feasible and economically viable adaptation and mitigation measures as key elements of a sustainable development strategy for Southeast Asia. Economic and Social Development C. Tags: Management Ebook Economics Climate-change

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Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research shows that selectively logged tropical forests can retain up to 80 to 100 percent of native flora and fauna species, if managed very carefully and logged at a low intensity. At the same time, the Indonesian government has set targets for increasing economic growth and wood production.

North Africa Coast Will Rise 60 Percent More than Previous Projection: New Study

Green Prophet

Scientists working for Environmental Research Letters believe that global sea levels will increase between 12 inches and 3 feet over the next century, or a 60 percent increase over the IPCC model. “New York City, one of the world’s largest economic engines, is doing just that.

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Combining the Where & How of Conservation Planning: A New Book from Eddie Game & Craig Groves

Nature Conservancy - Science

Groves is the executive director for the Science for and Nature and People partnership (SNAP), which funds and facilitates multi-disciplinary working groups to address conservation problems at the intersection of nature conservation, economic development, and human well-being.

2015 82

Go with the Flow: Using Flow Experiments to Guide River Management

Nature Conservancy - Science

Past research has shown how formerly diverse patterns of flow have become increasingly alike in rivers and streams throughout the United States [2], compounding the challenges that freshwater ecosystems face from land use conversion, pollutants and climate change.

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Bristol Bay Blog, Part 2: The Salmon Portfolio

Nature Conservancy - Science

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part blog on the Conservancy’s recent research at Bristol Bay, conducted to provide a risk assessment of the proposed Pebble Mine. Yesterday’s blog covered background and research methods. Few would consider this a viable long-term strategy.

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The Road to Sustainability: More Nudging, Less Shoving

Nature Conservancy - Science

Paul Ferraro is a professor of economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. . Annual Review of Economics 2:671–698. Using non-pecuniary strategies to influence behavior: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.

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Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy and Dow scientists shows that landscape-scale impact mitigation in Brazil’s Cerrado offers significant benefits for conservation, without adding substantial cost increases for local commercial agricultural producers. Ideas Agriculture Grasslands Research

State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even during times of tremendous economic and political instability, our three nations recognized the importance of migratory bird conservation and united to protect our shared species. One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds.

Sowing the Seeds - Reconnecting London's Children with Nature

The Green Changemakers

Research and Reports The LSDC has written and commissioned research on issues that are critical to London. More recently, for example through the Health Inequalities Strategy, the focus has shifted to the benefits of increasing the level and type of use.

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Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world

The Green Changemakers

Tags: Sustainable-development Ebook Research Economics Climate-change

2009 52

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

But the research-based evidence they need isn’t always available. Scott Warren One fast way to get better at preparing such research is to collaborate with diverse parties – especially those making the decisions we want to influence. To them, levees were a tried-and-true strategy.