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Giles Atkinson and Nancy Holman

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Relevant research

RYDIN, Y., N. HOLMAN, V. Hands and F. Sommer (2003) “Incorporating Sustainable Development Concerns into an Urban Regeneration Project: How Politics can Defeat Procedures”, Journal of Environmental Management, 46(4): 545-561.

Astleithner, F., A. Hamedinger, N. HOLMAN, and Y. RYDIN (2004) “Institutions and Indicators: The Discourse about Indicators in the Context of Sustainability”, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 19(1):7-24.

Pearce, D.W., G. ATKINSON and S. Mourato (2006) Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment: Recent Developments, Paris: OECD.

Hamilton, K. and G. ATKINSON (2006) Wealth, Welfare and Sustainability: Advances in Measuring Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

ATKINSON, G. and K. Hamilton (2007) “Progress Along the Path: Evolving Issues in the Measurement of Genuine Saving”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 37: 43-61.

Bateman, I.J., G.M. Mace, C. Fezzi, G. ATKINSON and R.K. Turner (2011) “Economic Analysis for Ecosystem Service Assessments”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 48(2): 177-218.

Evidence of impact

Impact at the international level

Greening National Accounts, World Bank (2010):

Valuation and Greening the National Accounts, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs:


Convention on Biological Diversity UNEP/CBD/EW-DCBI/3/2 12 December 2011:

Convention on Biological Diversity UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/45 24 September 2012:

Impact on UK environmental policy

Government Economic Service Review of the Economics of Sustainable Development:

Natural Environment White Paper, DEFRA, 2011:

Ofgem Impact Assessment Guidance:

Natural Capital Committee:

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