Resource economics and environmental policy
The growing demand for food and energy is putting increasing pressure on the planet's natural resources and ecosystems. Our resource economics and environmental policy research identifies the economic, social and legal factors that influence the preservation and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and natural resources. We also help define ocean resource management policies and analyse energy policy and trade in Middle Eastern countries.
Our research influences economic, trade and energy policies across the world. We're involved in several collaborative research projects with stakeholders including non-governmental organisations (NGOs); policy makers and governments in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and South America; international bodies such as the European Union, United Nations (UN), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank; and fishermen, environmentalists, and scientists.
- We're conducting research for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to estimate the value of the world’s inland fisheries to guide fisheries policies to ensure their sustainability.
- We're involved in research with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) to econometrically model energy demand and relative energy efficiency in Saudi Arabia to guide Government energy policy.
- We worked on an EU-funded project - Paradigm for New Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments (PANDORA) - to enhance the sustainability of fishing in European waters by improving the assessment and management of fish stocks.
assessing the first decade of reporting (2018). Broadstock, D. C., Collins, A., Hunt, L. and Vergos, K. The British Accounting Review, 50(1), 48-59.
indirect use values of coral reefs and associated ecosystems (2017). Trégarot, E., Failler, P. and Marechal, J-P. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13(3), 19-34.
Consumer preferences and rewards for sustainably certified fisheries (2016). Jaffry, S., Glenn, H. J., Ghulam, Y., Willis, T. J. and Delanbanque, C. Marine Policy, 73, 77-91.
Atalla, T. N. and Hunt, L. C. Energy Economics, 59, 149-158.
Thorpe, A. and Zepeda Castillo, C. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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