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 analyzing different polices under a wide range of scenarios.
Some challenging questions we can help you answer:
- What impact could the loss or degradation of natural resources have on national, regional or local economy?
- How should cities, regions and state governments cooperate to ensure the efficiency and coordination of adaptation and mitigation measures at wider geographical scales?
- What are the direct and indirect economic impacts of natural hazards, extreme events and disasters?
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 environmenta…
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 to…
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 Clima…
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 guest blogge…
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 econo…