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.
RSPB: Economic benefits of nature-based climate solutions
Deforestation: assessing the impact of different regulatory options
Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world
Developing and piloting a UK natural capital stress test
Natural Resources blog posts
Is it really possible to keep on consuming more and more, while still respecting societal and environmental boundaries?
Will the future be one of green growth (the economy grows while resource use falls) or degrowth (economic growth is constrained in order to reduce envir…
In the past, the natural environment has not typically been a key public policy consideration.
However, with increased public pressure on politicians to address climate change and limit the impact of the human population on the natural environment, policymakers are seeking new…
Blog by Michael I. Westphal, Dora Fazekas and Leonardo Garrido originally posted on the World Resources Institute website here.
The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Clim…
Jean-Francois is lead author of Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets, published in Nature Climate Change last week.
The report highlights the significant macroeconomic and geopolitical consequences of continued investment in fossil fuels. He is our g…
This blog post is the result of a Twitter discussion started by the SIM4NEXUS EU research project and including the economist Kate Raworth, the author of the recently published book ‘Doughnut Economics’.
On the thread there was general agreement that mainstream neoclassical ec…