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The speech I gave at the UNEP in Nairobi

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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Reframing the value of nature: biological value and institutional homeostasis

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, […]

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Second International GROE Workshop

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, […]

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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 […]

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