With cooperation from London School of Economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva and University of Cambridge


UNEP Training Workshop
"Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Building Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into National Policy"

20-21 September 2014
Kings College, Cambridge
United Kingdom


Programme, presentations & video recordings

Saturday 20th September

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch, Kings College

14.00 - 14.45

Welcome and discussion of aims and objective (Nick Hanley and Pushpam Kumar)
Workshop introduction
Reading: How should we incentivize private landowners to 'produce' more biodiversity? (Nick Hanley et Al.)

14.45 - 15.45

Economic Instruments for Ecosystem Management (Nick Hanley)

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15.45 - 16.15

Tea / Coffee

16.15 - 17.45

Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services (Susana Mourato)
Reading: Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis (S. Mourato & G. Atkinson)
Reading: Recent advances in the valuation of ecosystem services and biodiversity (G. Atkinson, I. Bateman and S. Mourato)

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19.00 onwards

Dinner in Kings College, including dinner speeches (William Sutherland - University of Cambridge, Jacqueline McGlade - UNEP)




Sunday 21st September

9.00 - 11.00

National accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services (Kirk Hamilton and Giles Atkinson)
Reading: Biodiversity and National Accounting (Kirk Hamilton)
Reading: Environmental accounting (Glenn-Marie Lange)

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11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30

Optional exercise: A practical session on designing a valuation study (Nick Hanley and Susana Mourato)

12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.00

Designing and Implementing Payment for Ecosystem Services (1) (James Salzman)

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14.00 - 15.15

Tea / Coffee

15.15 - 16.45

Designing and Implementing Payment for Ecosystem Service schemes (2) (Stefanie Engel)
Reading: Designing payments for environmental services in theory and practice: An overview of the issues (S. Engel et Al.)
Reading: Can Payments for Environmental Services Help Reduce Poverty? An Exploration of the Issues and the Evidence to Date from Latin America (S. Pagiola et Al.)

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16.45 - 17.45

Closing panel discussion (led by Giles Atkinson; all tutors and Pushpam Kumar)

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welcome reception for BIOECON 2014




BIOECON Conference

UNEP Policy Workshop

Announcement and Call for papers

Announcement and Call for participants

Call for papers [ pdf - 219 Kb]

Call for participants [ pdf - 51 Kb]

Programme and papers

Key People


Programme & material

Book of Abstracts

Participant list

List of participants


Logistical information