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.

Word of the day: 'Catastro-f '

Environmental Economics

" Just beyond that, at 6 degrees, we're looking a "catastro-f " that would be almost "infinitely costly," said [Gernot Wagner], the Environmental Defense Fund economist [ and sporadic contributor to Env-Econ ]. "It's The IPCC expects a 5-degree world to be characterized by "major extinctions around the globe" and a "reconfiguration of coastlines worldwide."

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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.

2012 109

"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.

2017 100

"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.

Ohio State is in the Sweet 16 (and no this isn't a sports related post)

Environmental Economics

This morning Enviance, in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics , introduced the “Sustainable 16 ,” the country’s top undergraduate environmental studies programs as determined by an expert panel of judges in the Second Annual Environmental March Madness (#EnviroU) tournament.

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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. In his recent book, But Will the Planet Notice? 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.

2012 116

Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

10,000 Birds

Burden, 2015 and Masterpieces of Bird Art: 700 Years of Ornithological Illustration, 1991) and an introduction to ornithology ( Watching Birds , 1977), and has been associated with the International Council for Bird Conservation, Environmental Defense Fund, and the National Audubon Society.

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

Environmental Economics

  Dan Dudek , Environmental Defense Fund: Dr. Dan Dudek is one of the world's leading experts in developing cap-and-trade programs to reduce pollution at the lowest possible cost.   Dan now leads EDF’s China office, where he designs carbon demonstration projects and develops market mechanisms to address large-scale environmental problems.

2015 157

Time to Act on Trucks: We can reduce new truck fuel consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

According to  a new factsheet released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, and the American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy, we have the technology to cost-effectively reduce new truck fuel consumption 40 percent by 2025.

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Apparel Corporations Unite to Reduce Environmental Impact

Green Home Blog

Apparel Corporations Unite to Reduce Environmental Impact. SAC describes themselves as, “An industry-wide group of over 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.” In addition, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are also involved.

American Energy Experts Go Green in Israel

Green Prophet

Mark Brownstein, photo: Environmental Defense Fund. Brownstein, Chief Counsel, Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund , who commented that “Israel is on the front lines in the fight for energy security and against the worst consequences of global warming.” Project Interchange attendees Brian Wynn and Stephen Walz tour Ashkelon Desalination plant with Israel Desalination Chairman Abraham Tenne.

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. I agree with the sentiment of the post, that Republicans won the political tussle over the appropriate form of environmental policy and then rejected it, but actually, cap and trade began as an economist's idea and was championed by an environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund, that worked with the Bush 1 administration on the acid rain program.

2015 158

Smart Grid: Changing Our Energy Infrastructure

Green Home Blog

Currently there are approximately 9,000 generating plants and about 300,000 miles of transmission lines according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). There may come a day when a light switch, house key or wallet all become things of the past. Instead we will become a one device carrying society able to control virtually every aspect of our lives via remote location or from our living room couch.

Save Money on Gas and Reduce Air Pollutants

Sustainability Ninja

By 2025, the Environmental Defense Fund hopes all cars and trucks get over 50 miles per gallon, a feat that will not only save drivers money, but also drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past few years, automakers have been hard at work producing better fuel economy performance vehicles to limit climate pollution.

2012 116

What's At Stake: Clean Air and Public Health in our Highest Courts on December 10

Sierra Club Compass

First and foremost, the Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The EPA and a coalition of environmental and public health organizations - including the Sierra Club - sought review by the Supreme Court, and on June 24, 2013, the Court agreed to hear the case. 

Bad idea: disallowing mergers for environmental or macro reasons

Environmental Economics

Duke and Progress say their combination will create a financially stouter company better able to build new power plants, update infrastructure and abide by tougher environmental rules. The Environmental Defense Fund and three other advocacy groups argue the commission could soften the impact of those lost jobs. We should conduct our environmental policy the old-fashioned way.

2011 116

Earth Day San Francisco Festival 2011 Co-Creating Solutions Now!

Green (Living) Review

This new educational festival and multi-cultural entertainment event will keynote pressing environmental issues & promote solution oriented community action. Come join us for the largest Earth Day event in the Bay Area at Civic Center Plaza on April 23, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Basking in reflected glory

Environmental Economics

The excellent David Warsh reviews Gernot Wagner's book (note, Gernot blogged here for awhile): I don’t know a more interesting young writer on environmental economics than Gernot Wagner. He works for the Environmental Defense Fund :  that makes him a good source, but he is lost to journalism. 

2011 116

U.S. Power Plants Responsible For 72 Percent Of Greenhouse Emissions In Country

Eco Friendly Daily

government began requiring industries in the country to report their specific greenhouse gas emissions, emissions that were previously estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA made the listings for the facilities available, which pleased environmental groups working against power plant pollution. The United States is one of the top greenhouse gas polluters globally, only having moved out of first place in recent years due to China’s growing economy.

Avoid Chilean Seabass

The Go Green Blog

The Environmental Defense Fund has issued a health advisory for it due to the high levels of mercury. Next time you’re thinking seafood for dinner, don’t order the Chilean sea bass. Plus, scientists have warned it is critically over-fished and possibly on the road to extinction. Chilean sea bass is a slow-growing fish that takes years to reach reproductive age, making it particularly vulnerable to overfishing.

2010 42

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. * Using Water Funds to Finance Watershed Conservation in the Andes and Costa Rica. Water Funds on the Rise. Environmental Defense Fund. Water Funds are Surging.

2015 75

The Hope of an Alternative Way to Use Coal

Eco Friendly Daily

Department of Energy and the Environmental Defense Fund call it is a safe and cost effective solution. Ironically, the federal government wasted taxpayer dollars on at least two failed green energy companies–Solyndra and A123 Battery System–and missed this opportunity to fund research. Fulfilling the American energy demands remains an essential task. Many may view energy as simply a means to drive to work or to keep their homes comfortable.


Green (Living) Review

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. The daylong event will feature keynote addresses by sustainability leaders, including Arthur Holcombe, President of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund and former Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in China, and Michael Shellenberger, President of The Breakthrough Institute.

2009 100

5 Easy Ways to Keep it Green in 2013

Green Living Ideas

According to the Environmental Defense Fund, 65% of pollution attributed to global warming (or climate change) comes from generation of energy and its use. According to Environmental Working Group’s scientific study on bottled water vs. tap water , bottled water contains distinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue and pain medication. I had a an exceptionally fun morning Christmas Day on the set of Good Day NY on FOX 5.

2013 56

The Best Investment Opportunity Ever: Investing In Nature 101

Conservancy Talk

After a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs where I was a partner and led a number of key business units, I left the firm to become president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s largest environmental organization. When I arrived, TNC—along with organizations like World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and many others—was doing great work. Environmental harm continued.

The Oil Industry’s California Playbook

Sightline Daily

“If California can do this, it could really be the beginning of the snowball,” said Tim O’Connor, director of California policy for the Environmental Defense Fund. Jerry Brown by Steve Rhodes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Editor’s note: A version of this article originally appeared on Oil Check Northwest.

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. Julia Whitty Environmental Correspondent Julia Whitty is the environmental correspondent for. Were a 501(c)(3) nonprofit , and our work is mostly funded by donations.

Diverse Health and Environmental Coalition Calls for Sweeping Changes in U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Green (Living) Review

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition Releases Comprehensive Reform Platform by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, August 2009 -- A broad coalition of health and environmental organizations unveiled today a set of key requirements for reforming the nation's antiquated chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "The 33-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act is badly broken," said Dr. Richard Denison, senior scientist with Environmental Defense Fund.

2009 109

Four Carbon Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid

Sightline Daily

Source: Environmental Defense Fund , The EU Emissions Trading System: Results and Lessons Learned , 2012 (used with permission). (2) Despite its widely discussed woes, every year the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) cuts more carbon pollution than the entire state of Oregon spits out. That’s no small feat.

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. While philanthropic gifts and government funds are vital—and we at TNC are enormously grateful for our generous supporters—those funds are limited.

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. It’s great to be here today with environmental leaders from all 50 states. In my view, environmental law and environmental protection are two of the most successful examples of government policy over the last 40 years.

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. The river burning, the bad air and water pollution in cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh, LA and all across the country—these challenges gave rise to the greatest period of environmental progress in U.S. There’s an encouraging takeaway here: We really can build environmental progress out of challenging times. We bring diverse groups together to advance environmental progress.

2017 54

Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?' — Sightline.

Sightline Daily

But it should be noted that he came over from the dark side for a spell a year or so ago and collaborated with Environmental Defense Fund on communications research to support policy to combat climate change emissions--which I highlighted as a strategic communications resource for policy champions. Skip to content.

2011 59

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. This is by far the largest and most ambitious capital campaign in the history of environmental nonprofit organizations. TNC and our partner Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) put together a great report for Gov.

Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?'

Sightline Daily

But it should be noted that he came over from the dark side for a spell a year or so ago and collaborated with Environmental Defense Fund on communications research to support policy to combat climate change emissions--which I highlighted as a strategic communications resource for policy champions. Skip to content.

2011 40

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. Intervene in the congressional appropriations process to maintain funding for environmental protection—and climate science in particular.

2017 68

21 Practical Ways to Help the Environment

The Green Changemakers

It’s that easy to share your environmental tips with the rest of the world. The Environmental Defense Fund says that around 18 percent of the waste an average family in the U.S. The mowers are environmentally friendly, and also better for your grass. Government’s Environmental Protection Agency , about 41% of our indoor water use in the home goes toward flushing the toilet and 33% goes to bathing!

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Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

Keyword: international policy, sustainable development, social responsibility, economic conditions, environmental protection, business, industry Citation: Hecht A., Over the next two decades, governments and businesses will face serious environmental and social changes that hold both risks and opportunities (KPMG, 2012). The future is indeed fraught with environmental, economic, and social risks that could derail progress. Alan D. Hecht 1 , Joseph Fiksel 2 , Scott C.