The VI Workshop on Economics of Natural Resources and Environment was held on March 21st and 22nd in Santiago, Chile.
The high cost of starting up seaweed cultivation projects along the Chilean coastline is the main hurdle to the aquaculture industry restoring areas where this key marine resource has been heavily harvested.
Researchers from eight EfD centers gathered in Gothenburg, to kick- start work on a two-year collaborative program on marine resources. We spoke with program leaders Francisco Alpízar and Håkan Eggert.
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Council of Chile, awarded a team of EfD researchers with the public litigation of a project aimed at determining the potential benefits of the implementation of the “Bonus Law for the Cultivation or Repopulation of Algae” in the Biobío and Los Lagos Regions.
Postgraduate research from NENRE spotlighted in important aquaculture-related newspaper SalmonExpert from Chile
The study "Does the location of salmon farming centers contribute to the reduction of poverty in remote coastal areas?
This year the EfD annual meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from: October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.
CASTRO, CHILE: Senior EfD researcher, Jorge Dresdner, and colleagues will report the results of a study, FIPA 2016-56, whose aim was to estimate the employment generated by Chilean mussel aquaculture insustry.
Jorge Dresdner from EfD Chile will participate in Workshop on Vulnerability to Climate Change of Chilean Salmoniculture
It is an interdisciplinary meeting to elaborate a methodological proposal to evaluate the vulnerability to climate change of salmon farming in Southern Chile.
Chilean EfD Researchers will have a large presence in the 9th Annual Meeting of SOCHER in Chillán, Chile
NENRE researchers: Marcela Jaime, Carlos, Chávez, Jorge Dresdner and Miguel Quiroga will attend the 9th Annual Meeting of Chilean Society of Regional Studies (SOCHER).
Chilean EfD center is organizing Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Short Course to Policy Makers
Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción is organizing the Fifth Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 5th and 6th October 2017, and the Fourth Short course to policy makers on “Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources”, 4th October 2017. It will take place at Termas de Catillo, Maule Region in Chile.
This year’s EAERE conference served as platform to showcase EfD’s research efforts. Including special sessions dedicated to specific initiatives such as the collaborative program from Duke University, The Sustainable Energy Transition Initiative (SETI).
Duke welcomed over 70 scholars and practitioners from 15 countries for the second annual Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) Meeting, May 9-11, 2017.
A task team of international and local fisheries experts, including an EfD researcher, recently assisted the Chilean government with an extensive review of a new fisheries law, in a bid to help the administration address public concerns that an important amendment to this law was tainted with corruption.
SETI (http://seti.duke.edu/) invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions
We are very pleased to announce that the second meeting of the Sustainable Energy TransitionsInitiative (SETI) will take place May 9-11 at Duke University (Durham, NC).
Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment. Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States). We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested.
Two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries
On January 29th 2017 the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (UK) will launch a sequence of two Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries, taught by Professor Dale Whittington and Dr Duncan Thomas.
In relation to the EfD Annual meeting, the Chilean EfD center (NENRE) organized a policy day as a forum for policy makers and EfD researchers to meet and exchange ideas. The focus of this year´s event was fisheries and energy.
Marcela Jaime, Jorge Dresdner y Miguel Quiroga attend the 8th Annual Meeting of SOCHER in Santiago de Chile
NENRE researchers attend the 8th Annual Meeting of Chilean Society of Regional Studies (SOCHER): cities and regions in transformation. The meeting was developed in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago, between September 7th and 10th.
Jorge Dresdner and Carlos Chávez presented their work during the IIFET 2016 Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Invited by the Undersecretary of Environment of the Chilean government, NENRE's Director, Carlos Chávez, atended the high level regional dialogue on carbon pricing and green growth; this activity took place in Santiago de Chile, on June 30, 2016.
VALPARAISO, CHILE: NENRE researchers, Miguel Quiroga and Jorge Dresdner, reported the results of a study whose aim was to estimate, by different methods, indirect employment generated by Chilean fisheries.
In the framework of the development of their research strategy plan, researchers at NENRE participated in a meeting with the head of the Bio-Bio region office of the Ministry of Energy, MSc. Carola Venegas.
EfD researcher Miguel Quiroga was invited to give a talk on “Recovery of Fisheries: Socioeconomics Aspects”
EfD researcher Jorge Dresdner was invited to give lectures on “Conservation Policies for Marine Resources Based on Rights”
A member of the Chile EfD center was called as a national expert to integrate the FAO review of the Chilean Fisheries Law
Carlos Chávez gives a presentation in the context of a Workshop on Monitoring and Productivity of Chilean TURFs. The activity took place during June in the city of Puerto Montt, southern Chile, with the participation of leaders from more than 40 organization of artisanal fishermen, government officials, the National Fisheries Services, and the Chilean Judicial system.
EfD Research Fellow from Chilean Center, Jorge Dresdner, nominated associate editor of Journal Marine Resource Economics.
Senior EfD Research Fellow and Research Fellow of NENRE-Concepción, Jorge Dresdner, was nominated associate editor of the journal Marine Resource Economics, for a period of three years from the first of July 2015.
Air pollution caused by wood-burning in homes for cooking and heating purposes is one of the most important environmental problems in Chile, affecting thousands of families and causing early mortality. EfD Chile researchers study families’ and producers’ economic behavior, and advise the government to incorporate effective economic incentives to design better pollution control policies.
Fourth Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Third Short Course to Policy Makers organized by Chilean EfD Center
The EfD Chilean Center, Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción, organized for the fourth time, a discussion workshop on the design of public policies on the use of natural and environmental resources. The objective of the workshop was to develop a scientific discussion to think about the state of the art in Natural Resource Economics and the Environment in Chile and contribute to maintain a long-run collaborative relationship with Policy Makers working in the areas of fisheries management, air pollution control and climate change.
Senior EfD Research Fellow and Center Director of NENRE-Concepción, Carlos Chávez, was recently elected President of the Higher Council of the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) in Chile.
The "National Commission of Lithium" ("Comisión Nacional del Litio", by its name in Spanish), which included among its members NENRE-Concepcion researcher Carlos Chávez, submitted the final report to the Chilean Government. The Commission had as objective to propose to the Chilean Government a public policy for the exploitation of Lithium in Chile.
Membership of a well-reputed international environmental economics research and capacity building network such as the EfD initiative was among the criteria when the Chilean EfD Center, the Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (NENRE) was granted another 3 years round of funding (2015-2017) by the Millennium Social Sciences Initiative, from the Ministry of Economics, Promotion and Tourism, of the Government of Chile.
NENRE researchers gave talks at public schools during the sciences week in the “1000 scientist in 1000 classrooms” program. About 10 talks were given to students mostly in 7 and 8 grades, or in secondary schools.
EfD researcher, Carlos Chávez, NENRE-Concepcion, has been appointed by the Chilean Government to collaborate as a member of the "National Commission of Lithium" ("Comisión Nacional del Litio", by its name in Spanish).
New deadline for EfD's 2015 proposal submission is June 1, 2014. All proposals must be presented in the respective EfD Center Workshops before submission.
The objective of the workshop was to develop a scientific discussion in which we can think about the state of the art in Natural Resource Economics and the Environment in Chile.
On March 20, 2014, our center organized a short course on Impact Evaluation for Natural Resource and Environmental Programs designed for policy makers in Chile. The aim was to explain basic concepts of the impact evaluation methodology and show some examples of these methods in the area.
Professor James Murphy from Department of Economics in College of Business and Public Policy at University of Alaska-Anchorage visit our center in January 2014 to continue the research collaboration with Professor Carlos Chávez in field experiments with fishermen.
“We make the connection between the fishers’ living conditions and the fish stock’s status.” The newest EfD Center is not a newcomer to influencing fisheries policy. The Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the Universidad de Concepcion has been active for several years in bringing an economics perspective into fisheries management in Chile.
The Nucleus on Environmental and Resource Economics (NENRE) at Concepción has developed a strong line of research on the problem of using economic incentives for controlling air pollution in the urban areas of central-southern Chile.
The EfD center in Chile, Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – Universidad de Concepción, is currently developing a research project on the Artisanal Sardine and Anchovies fishery in Central Southern Chile for the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Regulatory Fisheries Authority in Chile).
Professor Hunter Lenihan from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), visited the EfD Center at Concepcion. Professor Lenihan is a Marine Ecologist that has extensive experience working on marine ecological restoration projects and aquaculture in California, North Carolina and the French Polynesia.
The ambition to make EfD a truly global network of research centers devoted to the application of environmental economics for development is now being acted upon. The Coordination Committee of the EfD Initiative welcomed three new centers as EfD members.