All pages with keywords: Biodiversity

Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins 13 November, 2019

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »


The missing economic risks in assessments of climate change impacts

a policy publication by Ruth DeFries, Ottmar Edenhofer, Alex Halliday, Geoffrey Heal, Timothy Lenton, Michael Puma, James Rising, Johan Rockström, Alex C. Ruane, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, David Stainforth, Nicholas Stern, Marco Tedesco, Bob Ward 20 September, 2019

Economic assessments of the potential future risks of climate change have been omitting or grossly underestimating many of the most serious consequences for lives and livelihoods because these risks are difficult to quantify precisely and lie outside of human experience. This policy insight identifies and draws attention to these ‘missing risks’ and discusses how populations might fare in light of their potential to adapt in the face of these risks. read more »


LSE Grantham Research Institute responds to Spring Statement

Press release 13 March, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute has today responded to the UK Government’s Spring Statement (13 March 2019), in which a new Future Homes Standard was announced, which would prevent new build … read more »


Seeing red, but acting green? Experimental evidence on charitable giving and affect towards biodiversity

Seeing red, but acting green? Experimental evidence on charitable giving and affect towards biodiversity

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Susana Mourato 27 August, 2018

This research investigates how different audio-visual information on conservation influences charitable donation behaviour and emotions. read more »


Do biodiversity conservation videos cause pro-environmental spillover effects?

Do biodiversity conservation videos cause pro-environmental spillover effects?

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Susana Mourato 27 August, 2018

The unintentional effects that conservation videos requesting financial donations might have on how people act in relation to environmental causes are investigated in this study. read more »


Researchers find that endangered bats could raise as much money as lions for wildlife charities

Press release 27 August, 2018

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that so-called ‘non-charismatic’ animals, such as bats, could be used just as effectively as lions for fundraising by wildlife charities. A study published … read more »


Uncertainty and ambiguity in environmental economics: conceptual issues

a working paper by Geoffrey Heal, Antony Millner 26 September, 2017

In this paper, the authors’ treatment of uncertainty in environmental applications is motivated by two leading examples: climate change and biodiversity loss. They argue that in these cases uncertainty is sufficiently far-reaching that standard decision-making tools such as expected utility theory may no longer capture important aspects of our uncertainty preferences. Richer models of decision-making, which allow us to express lack of confidence in our information, may be more desirable. read more »


The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson 2 June, 2016

This paper considers the macro-economic consequences of the continued expansion of particular forms of intensive, modern agriculture, with a focus on how the loss of biodiversity affects food production. Meeting … read more »


Pavan Sukhdev – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Pavan Sukhdev – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Seminar Giles Atkinson 21 Mar 2011

Hosted by the Department of Geography and the Environment and the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Speaker: Pavan Sukhdev Chair: Dr Giles Atkinson More information: LSE … read more »


Using Topical Forests for Climate Change Mitigation: searching for synergies with biodiversity conservation

Using Topical Forests for Climate Change Mitigation: searching for synergies with biodiversity conservation

Policy Seminar Murray Collins 18 Nov 2010

In association with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London. Speaker: Murray Collins