The non-use existence value of nature is a seldom discussed topic in the field of economics, and for good reason: In a subject full of figures, equations, and meticulously constructed quantitative models, how could one estimate the n
Republished from the University of Illinois press release, August 10, 2020
A new peer-reviewed study in published in Science on July 24 explores how investments to prevent tropical deforestation and wildlife trade could significantly reduce overall costs associated with widespread zoonotic diseases that have rampaged thr
How childhood nature experiences affect adults’ conservation choices.
If you visited a meadow frequently as a child, would you want more to live near a natural area as an adult?
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The Center for the Economics of Sustainability harnesses economics to promote prosperity and human well-being now and in the future with a balance of reliable food, water and energy systems, environmental quality, and community development. Our research helps inform environmental policy and resource management decisions in Illinois — and around the world.
CEOS' second round of bitesized Mini-Talks on the economics of sustainability are coming up soon! Join us on Wednesday December 12th for four 10-minute talks from University of Illinois Faculty that focus on the sustainability economics of food and agriculture. Like before, the talks will be followed by a brief Q&A session and are as follows:
Did you miss out on our first round of the Economics of Sustainability Mini-Talks? Don't worry! All four talks, hosted by Amy Ando, Madhu Kanna, Hope Michelson, and Yilan Xu are now available on the CEOS Youtube channel!
CEOS's mini-talks on the economics of sustainability are coming up soon! Join us on Wednesday, October 28th to hear four 10 minute segments from College of ACES faculty about overcoming sustainability challenges in agricultural and urban systems. The talks will be followed by a brief Q&A session, and are as follows:
David Bullock and a team of researchers recently secured a $4,000,000 grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help American farmers implement on-farm conservation practices. The grant will be put toward David’s project, “Improving the Economic and Ecological Sustainability of U.S.