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Why bother with environmental economists?

Why bother with environmental economists? | ecology and economic | Scoop.it

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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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Environnmental econimist are just economist that don't care about nature, they are the budhsa of the "green economy" that means business as usual. Ecologist (true ecologist) acre about nature, about economy and about politics

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Gaz de schiste : L’Écosse annonce un moratoire sur la fracturation hydraulique | ecology and economic | Scoop.it
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After Ljubljana in 2013, Zagreb in March, Sofia in May and Leipzig in September 2014, a two-day long regional workshop on Degrowth in postsocialist countries took place in Budapest on the 24-25 January 2015.

Around 100 people from about 20 countries participated during the two days of activities.

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Marine animal extinctions and increasing dangers for oceans: Research review

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PUBLICATION: Sawfish Conservation Strategy

Like many of the earth’s natural resources, umankind has mistakenly viewed the ocean as having an infinite supply of reserves to satisfy our needs and wants.


This has made the waters of our globe vulnerable to overexploitation and, as a consequence, many ocean species are now declining at an alarming and unsustainable rate. The sawfishes are one such group
of species, and are now recognised as being among the most threatened marine species, facing a rapid descent to extinction if immediate action is not taken to address the severity of their plight.


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La destruction du climat de la planète va – évidemment – avoir pour conséquence un génocide

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