EAERE Highlights

No.7 September 2018 | Monthly Newsletter


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Issue n.2 Summer 2018 of EAERE Magazine is out now!


The quarterly magazine serves as an outlet for new research, projects, and other professional news, featuring articles that can contribute to recent policy discussions and developments in the field of environmental and natural resource economics. EAERE Council member Astrid Dannenberg is the EAERE Magazine Editor. Contributions from the wider EAERE community, especially senior level researchers and practitioners, and Country Representatives are featured in the magazine.


The Summer 2018 issue is focused on award winners from the recent World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. Contents include a Note from the Editor, an article by the winners of the EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal Environmental and Resource Economics, two articles by two of the winners of the EAERE Award for ERC Grants laureates in the field of environmental and resource economics, and two Juniors ask Seniors interviews with the winners of the European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics:

  1. Feed-in Subsidies, Taxation, and Inefficient Entry by Fabio Antoniou and Roland Strausz
  2. ENERGYA - ENERGY use for Adaptation by Enrica De Cian
  3. The Future of Electricity Markets: More questions than answers by Natalia Fabra
  4. Juniors ask Seniors Interview with Mordechai Shechter
  5. Juniors ask Seniors Interview with Aart de Zeeuw

Call for Proposals for EAERE New Logo Design


Deadline: 15 October 2018

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists solicits proposals for its new logo. The logo will represent the Association in all official documents and communication tools, and other uses the EAERE deems appropriate. EAERE members and non-members are invited to submit logo proposals.


The new EAERE logo may be an elaboration of the current one or a completely new logo. It will have to be simple, modern, energetic and innovative. The logo must include both the letters of the “EAERE” (alternatively, the letters can be placed next to the logo) and the full name of the Association.


The logo shall be easily recognisable and, as such, should stand out and be different from other logos. The design should be in colour, but should also be usable in black & white.


 Visit the EAERE website for more details on the Call for Proposals.


Inauguration of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece

EIT Climate-KIC is EU's largest public-private partnership focused on climate innovation to mitigate and adapt to climate change and has established hubs in all European Countries. It aims to address climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, decision metrics and finance. Education is at the heart of these themes to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders. EIT Climate-KIC runs programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities, convening a community of the best people and organisations.

The Greek EIT Climate-KIC Hub has been officially active since May 25, 2018, and is composed by a consortium of various organisations across the knowledge triangle: “Αthena” Research & Innovation Center, the Academy of Athens - Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, Uni.fund, European Regional Framework for Co-operation, UN SDSN Greece, IOBE and Eunice Energy Group. Professor Phoebe Koundouri is the Director of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece. The newly established hub will be a focal point for organisations across business and entrepreneurship, higher education and research, supporting knowledge sharing and accelerating the journey of solutions from the lab through to market.

In particular, the EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece aims to bolster a regional climate innovation movement that will initiate and catalyse strategic innovation within the society at large. This expanding movement will eventually bridge the knowledge gap in Clean Tech development between Western Europe and the South-East Mediterranean, guiding Greece towards the creation of a climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. The longterm impact will be to prevent catastrophic climate change implications through innovative climate-smart solutions.

In 2018, EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece will focus on engagement and networking activities with local actors. Raising awareness and establishing synergies will be the primary mission of the Hub.

On the 1st of October 2018, the official inauguration ceremony of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece will take place at Hilton Hotel, Athens. The Director of the Greek EIT Climate- KIC Hub, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, will introduce the Hub, while the Director European Affairs, EIT Climate-KIC, Dr. Mike Cherrett, will present the European EIT Climate-KIC Platform. Directors from European EIT Climate-KIC Hubs will share successful innovation practices from European and Greek start-ups. The event is invitation-only and it is addressed to Clean Tech
start-ups, Businesses and Investors, Researchers, Policy-Makers, Politicians, and civil society.




The 20th annual BIOECON conference on the economics of biodiversity conservation took place between the 12th and the 14th of September 2018 at King's College Cambridge. Co-hosted by Prof. Andreas Kontoleon (Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University) and Prof. Ben Groom (Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics), in collaboration with the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambio Climatici (CMCC), it was attended by around 130 delegates from academia, government, NGOs and the policy world at large.


BIOECON 2018 consisted of parallel, policy and plenary sessions covering topics at the core of the Network’s focus, ranging from land-use change to biodiversity measurement, from fisheries to forestry to wildlife management, and from sustainability to natural capital via intergenerational equity. Around 70 scientific papers were presented in 5 parallel sessions, and two policy plenary sessions. In addition this year, a themed workshop entitled “Land-use in the 21st Century” was held in parallel with the usual scientific sessions.


The conference was preceded by a workshop focussed on the role of social preferences in promoting conservation behaviour, and use of experimental methods to inform policy for ecosystems conservation, particularly Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES).


Details of the 2018 conference can be found at: www.bioecon-network.org. Next year’s conference will be held at the University of Wageningen. Follow the BIOECON network on twitter at @bioecon1, and use #bioecon2018 to comment on this year’s conference itself.


ERE Special Issue on Timing and Delays in Environmental and Resource Economics


Enjoy free access to the August 2018 ERE Special Issue on Timing and Delays in Environmental and Resource Economics edited by Lucas Bretschger & Sjak Smulders.


CD-LINKS Summer School on Integrated Assessment Models: A Tool for Science-Based Policy Making


In cooperation with CMCC, IIASA, and the support of EAERE, the CD-LINKS project is launching a Summer School aimed at providing advanced training for young international scholars on integrated assessment models. It will take place at the Palazzo Artigianelli, Venice, Italy from 30th June to 6th July 2019.


As environmental policy-making becomes increasingly informed by model simulations, it becomes crucial for researchers involved in this science-to-policy dialogue to obtain a basic understanding of how such models work, how they are developed and how to interpret their output.

The objective of the summer school is to create a community of young scholars from a broad range of disciplines, ranging from environmental and natural resource economists to energy engineers, physicists, system analyst and environmental scientists, interested in the topic of modelling human activities and the earth system in an integrated framework, commonly referred to as Integrated Assessment Modelling.


The school will cover the process of modelling the interaction between economic activities and the energy system, land use, forest and agriculture, water, and atmosphere, and whether and how these multi-dimensional implications could be aggregated or traded-off.


For more information on the 2019 Summer School and how to apply visit the  CD-LINKS website


GGKP Expert Connect


As a Green Growth Knowledge Platform member, EAERE has been asked to contribute to the GGKP Expert Connect service. The Expert Connect service allows developing country governments and institutions that support these governments to engage directly with global experts who have agreed to provide up to 20 hours a year of pro bono advice.


Please let us know if you are interested in participating as an expert in Expert Connect by sending an email to eaere@eaere.org.


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Policy News

France looks to revise the social value of carbon. The French social value for Carbon is about to be revised to account for the recent changes in policy targets, i.e., to achieve “carbon neutrality” in France for 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement (COP21). The social value of Carbon was initially set in 2008 by a commission chaired by Alain Quinet. Ten years after, Alain Quinet has been asked by the French Prime Minister to chair a new commission to revise this value. The French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE) organized a round table will Alain Quinet on this topic during its annual congress. It took place on August 31, in Aix-en-Provence. It was the occasion for our community to share the most recent advances in our science and participate in this important policy debate. The round table was chaired by Christian Gollier (EAERE current President elect ; Toulouse School of Economics) and gathered Alain Quinet (Inspecteur des finances, Deputy General Director of SNCF Réseau), Aude Pommeret (IREGE and France Stratégie), Cees Withagen (VU University Amsterdam and IPAG) and Patrick Criqui (CNRS, GAEL).

One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action. The European Commission presented the progress made on the ambitious initiatives it revealed in Paris last year at the One Planet Summit in New York to global leaders. Read the European Commission's Press Release.

Global Climate Action Summit. Top UN officials welcomed the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit, which showcased a surge of climate action and commitments from regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society, as well as calls on governments everywhere to step up their efforts to tackle climate change. Read the UNFCCC Press Release.

State of the Union 2018. In the Annual State of the EU address at the European Parliament, President Juncker  reaffirmed the European Union's commitment to the Paris Agreement. Watch or read the speech on the EC website.

Bangkok Climate Talks. The supplementary Bangkok Climate Change Talks closed with uneven progress on the guidelines that will tell the world how to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The implementation guidelines are needed to unlock transparent and practical climate action across the globe. They have been under negotiation since 2016 and are set to be adopted at the annual climate change conference, COP24, to be held in Katowice, Poland in December. Read the UNFCCC Press Release.



EAERE supported events


17-19 October 2018, Venice Mestre, Italy

SISC Sixth Annual Conference


27 January – 1 February 2019, Ascona, Switzerland

EAERE-ETH Winter School in Resource and Environmental Economics


7-8 February 2019, Udine Italy

7th IAERE Annual Conference

Deadline for submission of papers: 15 November 2018


15 Mar 2019, London, UK

envecon2019 - Applied Environmental Economics Conference

Deadline for submission of papers: 17 December 2018 


Other upcoming events


Job Market

Postdoc - Socioeconomic Dimension of Forest Fires

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Deadline: 20 November 2018


Several junior & senior research positions on Integrated Assessment Modeling or The low carbon economy

RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), Milan, Italy

Deadline: open


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