The Environment for Development initiative
The overall objective of the EfD initiative is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development through the increased use of environmental economics in the policy making process. The EfD initiative is a capacity building program in environmental economics, focusing on research, policy advice, and teaching in Central America, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania.
Most recent publications
- ethiopia | Climate change Forestry Community Controlled Forests, Carbon Sequestration and REDD+ Some Evidence from Ethiopia REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, “plus” afforestration) is a tool that supports forest carbon-enhancing approaches in the developing world in order to mitigate and hopefully reverse climate change. A key issue within REDD+ is to appropriately bring in the almost 25% of developing country forests that are effectively controlled by communities. Beyene, Abebe, Randall Bluffstone, and Alemu Mekonnen, 2013, "Community Controlled Forests, Carbon Sequestration and REDD+: Some Evidence from Ethiopia", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series March 2013, EfD DP 13-07.
- tanzania | Climate change Policy design Implementing REDD through Community-Based Forest Management Lessons from Tanzania REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) aims to slow carbon releases caused by forest disturbance by making payments conditional on forest quality over time. Like earlier policies to slow deforestation, REDD must change the behaviour of forest degraders. Robinson, Elizabeth, H.J. Albers, Charles Meshack, and Razack Lokina, 2013, "Implementing REDD through Community-Based Forest Management: Lessons from Tanzania", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series March 2013, EfD DP 13-06.
- ethiopia | Climate change Policy design Water Resources Planning under Climate Change A “Real Options” Application to Investment Planning in the Blue Nile This article develops a “real options” approach for planning new water resources infrastructure investments and their operating strategies in a world of climate change uncertainty. The approach is illustrated with an example: investments in large new multipurpose dam alternatives along the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. Jeuland, Marc and Dale Whittington, 2013, "Water Resources Planning under Climate Change: A “Real Options” Application to Investment Planning in the Blue Nile", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series March 2013, EfD DP 13-05.
- china eeu sweden | Behavior ec. On Social Sanctions and Beliefs: A Pollution Norm Example A prevailing view in the literature is that social sanctions can support, in equilibrium, high levels of obedience to a costly norm. The reason is that social disapproval and stigmatization faced by the disobedient are highest when disobedience is the exception rather than the rule in society. Garcia, Jorge H. and Jiegen Wei, 2013, "On Social Sanctions and Beliefs: A Pollution Norm Example", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series January 2013. EfD DP 13-04.
EfD-CA Center research fellows Róger Madrigal and Eugenia León conducted the first field visits in [...]
EFD Kenya holds a one-day meeting on research and policy interaction as part of EfD’s annual [...]
Call for papers to the workshop. The goal of the event is to stimulate research in environmental [...]
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Conference - From the 26th to 29th of June 2013 - TOULOUSE
Conferences organised by EAERE cover ideas relevant to the allocation and management of natural and [...]
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Fondazione Eni Enrico [...]