Organizations that have active collaboration with EfD can become partners to EfD. A partnership is a platform to establish closer working relationships with other EfD partners. The EfD Coordination Committee, headed by EfD Director Gunnar Köhlin, makes decisions about parnership. In the future, partnership can be used as a first step towards membership.
The Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – Universidad de Concepción, is a research group supported by the Millennium Social Sciences Initiative, Ministry of Economy and Development, Government of Chile. We have a unique small core of researchers in a country in Latin America. Our aim is to conduct research to produce high quality scientific knowledge to help shape sound policies to protect the environment and achieve a sustainable use of natural resources. We conduct theoretical and empirical research primarily motivated by policy relevant problems/questions. The objectives of the nucleus are:
(i) To strengthen and consolidate the collaborative work of the research team based at the Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Concepción.
(ii) To form new researchers through the Master’s Program in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, and
(iii) To develop high-level, relevant, theoretical and applied scientific research in the fields of public policy on environmental regulation and natural resource management.