Prospects for Significant Bipartisan Climate-Change Legislation in the Next U.S. Congress: A Conversation with U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski & Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator Murkowski is Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Senator Whitehouse serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, and Budget Committee.

The virtual discussion will be moderated by Lawrence Goulder, Professor of Economics and Director of SEEPAC. SEEPAC is supported by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Precourt Institute for Energy.

Event time: 1:00pm – 1:50pm PT (10.00 pm CEST)


Impacts, risks, adaptations

New proposed missions for a greener, healthier and more resilient Europe

During the European Research and Innovation Days (22-24 September 2020), high-level independent experts presented their proposals to the European Commission for possible EU missions on some of the most pressing societal challenges we are facing. Among them, making Europe climate resilient, restoring our ocean and waters, achieving 100 climate-neutral cities, and ensuring 75% of soils are healthy.

Read the full proposals here


New EEA report “Healthy environment, healthy lives: how the environment influences health and wellbeing in Europe”

The EEA has just released a new report: “Healthy environment, healthy lives: how the environment influences health and wellbeing in Europe”. A significant proportion of the burden of disease in Europe continues to be attributed to environmental pollution resulting from human activity. This report analyses the links existing between the quality of Europe’s environment and our health and well-being.
Read the Full Report here


UKNEE Autumn Webinar Series


3 – Improving the design of PES and agri-environment schemes: some new results – 11 November, 12.15 -1.15 pm BST – Register here

4 – Christmas Special – the world’s first and only stand-up economist – 9 December, 12.15 -1.15 pm BST – Register here


New online course on “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Valuing Life and Health”

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s center for executive and continuing professional education has created a new online course: “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Valuing Life and Health”. In the course, Lisa A. Robinson, a leading Harvard expert on benefit-cost analysis, will aid participants in understanding the benefit-cost analysis framework and application, including its strengths and weaknesses.

Deadline for registration: September 18, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT

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