EAERE Highlights

No.12 March 2019 | Monthly Newsletter

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EAERE new logo and website

EAERE has refreshed its looks!

We have a brand new website & logo! Our new website has 7 different sections and a lot of new content. Members can still easily login to their private areas with the same credentials. Browse through the new pages, check our Social Wall and find all about the next events, policy news and much more!
Check out the new website here

EAERE POC Event: Trust in the Single Market? The case of the EU Emissions Trading System

FSR Climate, together with the Policy Outreach Committee of EAERE and in collaboration with the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, organises this session to promote a more integrated dialogue between academia and the policy world, providing advice and support to EU policy makers and institutions in designing policy interventions. The event intends to continue the policy dialogue carried out by FSR Climate under the LIFE SIDE project (co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the EU) concluded at the end of 2018, which supported European policy makers with the design and implementation of the new EU ETS legislation.

Read more about the event here

Policy And Academia: Bridging The Gap – POC Policy Session at EAERE

ConferenceThe session organized by the EAERE Policy Outreach Committee intends to discuss how to facilitate and create a more integrated dialogue between academia and policy world. The two contexts have departed from each other over time, becoming increasingly technical and partially separated. To fill the gap between these two realms, there is a need to substantiate quantitatively what policies work and what their relative contribution is.

Read more about the event here

EAERE Awards announced At EAERE 24th Annual Conference

EAERE will announce the following awards and recognitions during the 2019 Annual Conference:

  • EAERE Fellows programme
  • Erik Kempe Award in Environmental and Resource Economics
    European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty
  • EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal Environmental and Resource Economics
  • EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal Environmental and Resource Economics
  • EAERE Award for ERC Grants laureates in the field of environmental and resource economics

Read more about the awards here

Call for Expressions of Interest & Proposals: 26thEAERE Annual Conference 2021 Local Organizing Committee & Conference Venue

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists solicits proposals for the Local Organizing Committee and for the Conference Venue for its 26th Annual Conference, tentatively to be held in late June 2021. Expressions of interest and full proposals should be sent by e-mail to eaere@eaere.org.

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.
If you are interested in participating as an expert, subscribe at this link

Know more about the service here


Research: the European Commission invests €540 million to advance work of top scientists

On March 28, the Commission announced 222 new funding grants worth on average €2.5 million each, to help scientists advance their research ideas. The grants, which are awarded by the European Research Council, will allow these top-class scientists to further their research into issues like improving the generation and storage of renewable energy, helping our biological clocks cope with our 24/7 modern lives and exploring the role of women in the fight for social and gender justice in Eastern Europe.
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Global “Strike for Future”

EU cities and regions have backed the ” Global Strike for Future ” protests, which gathered hundreds of thousands of young people worldwide on 15 March to demand more urgent measures to tackle global warming. During the (Re)New EUrope Summit in Bucharest, local and regional leaders reiterated their call for the EU to step up its efforts, commit to keeping temperatures warming well below 2°C and commit to delivering a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050. Since August 2018, thousands of students have been taking the streets in more than 30 countries worldwide calling for additional measures to tackle climate change. Global CO2 emissions hit an all-time high in 2018.
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Updates on the US Green New Deal

The Green New Deal continues to generate considerable policy discussion in the United States. Two environmental economists, Joe Aldy of Harvard and Resources for the Future (RFF) and Ed Barbier of Colorado State University, have written articles in the past month that discuss some of the lessons learned from green stimulus efforts of the 2008-9 Great Recession for the Green New Deal today. Aldy’s article can be read and downloaded here, and Barbier’s here.

World Water Development Report 2019 – Leaving No One Behind

The 2019 World Water Development Report reinforces the commitments made by the UN member states in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in recognizing the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, both of which are essential for eradicating poverty and for building prosperous, peaceful societies. Improved water resources management and access to safe water and sanitation for all is essential for eradicating poverty, building peaceful and prosperous societies, and ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ on the road towards sustainable development.
Read the Full Report

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The WMO climate statement includes input from national meteorological and hydrological services, an extensive community of scientific experts, and United Nations agencies. It details climate related risks and impacts on human health and welfare, migration and displacement, food security, the environment and ocean and land-based ecosystems. It also catalogues extreme weather around the world. WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018, its 25th anniversary edition, highlights record sea level rise, as well as exceptionally high land and ocean temperatures over the past four years.
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UN Environment’s Sixth Global Environment Outlook
This global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement. The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative and participatory process to prepare an independent assessment of the state of the environment, the effectiveness of the policy response to address these environmental challenges and the possible pathways to be achieve various internationally agreed environmental goals. The process also builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments and reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment.
Read the Full Report

EAERE supported events

2 May 2019, Florence, Italy
Trust in the single market? the case of the EU Emissions Trading System – Side Event at the 2019 State of the Union – 21st Century Democracy in Europe
30 June – 6 July 2019, Venice, Italy
CD-LINKS Summer School on Integrated Assessment Models: A Tool for Science-Based Policy Making
Deadline for application: 1 March 2019

24-25 June 2019, Exeter, UK
LEEP Institute’s Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 March 2019

25 June 2019, Manchester, UK
EAERE2019 Manchester Pre-Conference Workshop: Behavioural and Experimental Methods on Environmental and Development Policy
Deadline for registration: 29 April 2019

29-30 August 2019, Rennes, France
6th FAERE Annual Conference
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2019

11-13 September 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands
21st BIOECON Annual Conference
Deadline for Applications: applications will open on 15 April

25-27 September 2019, Limassol, Cyprus
GCET20 – 20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2019

Other upcoming events

1-3 April 2019, Curitiba, Brazil
2nd World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research

21-24 May 2019, Marseille, France
2nd GREEN-Econ Spring School in Environmental Economics

31 May 2019, Faculty of Management Zajecar, Republic of Serbia
9th International Symposium on Natural Resources Management (ISNRM 2019)

18-19 June 2019, Toulouse, France
Twelfth Toulouse Conference on The Economics of Energy and Climate

28 June – 2 July 2019, San Francisco, California
AERE @ the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference

8-10 July 2019, Nice, France
10th International Research Meeting in Business and Management

8-10 July 2019, APB Tutzing, on Lake Starnberg near Munich, Germany
11th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe

9-10 September 2019, Osnabrück, Germany
3rd Meeting of the Research Network on Economic Experiments for the Common Agricultural Policy (REECAP)

9-13 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Summer School on “Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies”

10-12 September 2019, Antwerp, Belgium
2nd Interdisciplinary PhD expert course for young researchers

6-18 November 2019, Hyderabad, India
INSEE Tenth Biennial Conference 

Job Market

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecological, Environmental and Resource Economics
The University of Freiburg
Apply here
Deadline: applications screening begins 1 April 2019

PhD position in Law and Economics of Climate Change
European Doctorate in Law and Economics
Apply here
Deadline: 2 April 2019

Postdoc fellowship in environmental economics
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Apply here
Deadline: 9 April 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Environmental/Resource/Marine Economics
University of Greenwich
Apply here
Deadline: 24 April 2019

Associate Professor of Economics
University of Kiel
Apply here
Deadline: 26 April 2019

Research Fellow within the Economics Division
Stirling Business School
Apply here
Deadline: 2 May 2019

Postdoctoral researcher on Climate-related financial risks for Europe
WU Vienna
Apply here
Deadline: 2 May 2019

Postdoc position in agri-environmental contracts
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Apply here
Deadline: 10 May 2019

Researcher in the “Future Energy” Research Programme
Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation (FEEM)
Apply here
Deadline: open

Junior & Senior Researchers in Environmental Economics
Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation (FEEM)
Apply here
Deadlines: open

Chief economist & senior lead country economist
World Resources Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Apply here
Deadline: open

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