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Economic perspectives in BECC research

Seminar
How economics can help to optimize the design of policies to reduce deforestation.

High rates of deforestation and forest degradation continue to be of concern in most countries, particularly due to the role of forests in carbon sequestration. Governments rely on various regulations to reduce deforestation. However, there is an increasing recognition that the impact and efficacy of such policies depend on the details of the intervention, as well as on spatial interactions across the forest landscape and on the extent of “leakage”. In this seminar, we discuss the cost-effectiveness of policies such as Natura 2000 contracts in forest areas, and how the spatial distribution of forests impact the effectiveness of policies intended to reduce deforestation.

Schedule
- Brief introduction of the topic of the seminar (10 min)
- Presentation 1 (45min): “Assessing the cost-effectiveness of a biodiversity conservation policy: A bio-econometric analysis of Natura 2000 contracts in forest. Anne Stenger, French National Institute for Agricultural Research
- Break (20min)
- Presentation 2 (45min): Deforestation, leakage and avoided deforestation policies: A spatial analysis. Philippe Delacote, French National Institute for Agricultural Research
- Panel Discussion (30min)

Organizers: Jessica [dot] Coria [at] economics [dot] gu [dot] se (Jessica Coria )andMarion [dot] Dupoux [at] economics [dot] gu [dot] se ( Marion Dupoux).

Please, send us an email to confirm your attendance no later than January 12th.

Time: 
15 January 2018 13:30 to 16:00
Location: 
Handelshögskolan Göteborg, Malmstensvåningen (A6), Matsalen
Contact: 
jessica.coria [at] economics.gu.se

About the event

Time: 
15 January 2018 13:30 to 16:00
Location: 
Handelshögskolan Göteborg, Malmstensvåningen (A6), Matsalen
Contact: 
jessica.coria [at] economics.gu.se