Natural Resources

Natural resources such as water, land, air and minerals provide societies with an endowment on which to base economic development. These resources are crucial contributors to human well-being and environmental sustainability. However, population growth, dietary changes and climate change are all threats to these finite resources.

You need insights that can help you manage natural resources smartly and sustainably in order to avoid resource degradation which risks, government, communities and the environment.

We can provide this insight by analysing different polices under a wide range of scenarios.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Natural Resources work

RSPB: Economic benefits of nature-based climate solutions

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are natural processes which remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it for a long time, providing a ‘natural’ way to mitigate climate change. The RSPB commissioned Cambridge Econometrics to assess the ability of NBS to achieve nature and clima...

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Deforestation: assessing the impact of different regulatory options

An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation is a European added value assessment (EAVA) for the European Parliament. The study quantifies the impacts of different policy options that could be applied to reduce, or even end, global deforestation cause...

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world

Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world is a flagship publication by CLG Europe.  CLG Europe, a membership group of leading businesses including Sky, Coca-Cola and Unilever, whose secretariat is provided by the University of Cambridge Insti...

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Developing and piloting a UK natural capital stress test

Based on ground-breaking analysis by Cambridge Econometrics and AECOM Infrastructure & Environment ‘Developing and Piloting a UK Natural Capital Stress Test’ highlights the impact of events such as heatwaves, drought and floods on the UK economy. Developing & Pil...

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For more information on our work in Natural Resources, contact:

Jennifer Dicks Project Manager [email protected]