Two new reports lay out the case for fast action and increased awareness
Abrupt climate change is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And plants, animals and other species are already struggling to keep up with rapid climate shifts, increasing therisk of mass extinction that would rival the end of the dinosaurs. So warns a new reportfrom the U.S. National Research Council.
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Tacloban in the Philippines has joined the growing list of cities – including New Orleans, Bangkok, Moscow, New York, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, and Port-au-Prince, to name just a few – pummeled in recent years by climate catastrophes. Jeffrey D. Sachs argues that urban areas must lead the way toward environmentally healthy and socially inclusive economies. - Project Syndicate
The Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics (AWEEE) is a biennial scientific meeting, born in 2004, which is organized by Economics for Energy with the collaboration of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The workshop has become an important outlet for the discussion and debate on state-of-the-art research on energy and environmental issues, with a limited number of participants who come from all around the world. The AWEEE combines keynote lectures on specific topics by prestigious academics with the presentation of research by invited speakers and by other participants through an open call for papers.
Das Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) ist ein europaweiter Think-Tank, der die Möglichkeiten einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung für europäische Gesellschaften erforscht. Es wurde im September 1999 gegründet.
SERI Nachhaltigkeitsforschungs- und Kommunikations GmbH in Wien – das Institut mit dem bis jetzt höchsten Umsatz und den meisten MitarbeiterInnen innerhalb des SERI-Netzwerks – ist eines der führenden Institute Österreichs im Bereich nachhaltige Entwicklung.
Unsere Projekte erleichtern die Lösung von Problemen am Schnittpunkt von Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Umwelt unter Berücksichtigung der ökologischen, ökonomischen und sozialen Verantwortung. Die GmbH nach österreichischem Recht wurde 2004 gegründet und übernahm das Einzelunternehmen “SERI – Dr. Friedrich Hinterberger” mitsamt dessen MitarbeiterInnen und Projekten
As a student studying environmental engineering, I'm curious to know what exactly is the role of an environmental economist? Does he add any value to onfield projects and what are the research opportunities available?
Let me answer with a few points:
An economist is good at weighing costs and benefits.A good economist can also consider who gets the costs and who gets the benefits.The environment creates benefits that are hard to quantify; economic activities can have environmental costs that are significant. An environmental economist can help you understand these BEFORE you even begin field work, as well as integrate them into choices made in the field ("gee, maybe you shouldn't release that tailwater into the river; people downstream don't like to drink pollution.")There are many research opportunities, since engineers are not trained in talking to people about preferences, choices, tradeoffs and willingness to pay.
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