Dec 3-4, 2013 experts and government officials from Africa and around the world convened at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy (VANTAGE) in Africa.IISD reporting services coveredthe event.
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This book presents research articles and essays which analyze the consequences of decentralization on forest conditions and livelihoods in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
A book which I co-edited with Joachim von Braun. This volume presents new insights on marginality, i.e. the situation of people living on the edge of socio-economic and ecological systems.
A publication, forthcoming in Environmental Values Reframing the value of nature: biological value and institutional homeostasis Abstract The importance of the economic valuation of nature is frequently propagated by arguing that more and better economic valuation will avoid the undervaluation and thereby the degradation of nature. In the approach considered ‘economic’, the assumptions on rationality, […]
I participated in: 2nd International Workshop of the ‘Group for Research in Organizational Evolution (GROE)‘ on “Institutions and Economic Change”, 20-21 September 2013 at Hitchin Priory, Hitchin, UK This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of cutting-edge issues, in a forum that permits the attention to detail and definition that is often lacking in larger, […]
The need to address extreme poverty from the perspective of marginality arises from the frustration that the number of the poorest and hungry remains unacceptably high. This triggered the call for an innovative approach from the side of science and action.
Abstract In the relationship between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services, biodiversity enables the provision of “cultural ecosystem services” which are beneficial for human use and culture and its institutions provide a social lens through which ecosystem services are perceived and valued. The article explores the linkages between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services by describing what […]
Monday Dec 3, 2012, 0900-1700; Location: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany
Master course: Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Elective module: Biodiversity and Conservation Management Humboldt University of Berlin, Dpt. Of Resource Economics Block Seminar, 0800‐1700 hrs Nov. 9, 10, 11, 23, 24 2012 Lecturer: Dr. Franz Gatzweiler, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn [email protected]‐bonn.de
The book by Acemoglu and Robinson is inspiring, eye- and mind opening, especially for those not yet familiar with the idea of institutions structuring human societies and development. The book is very rich of historical examples underlining the theory of extractive and inclusive institutions, leading to either prosperity or failure of nations.