Environmental Economics Worldwide

  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
    Home to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. The site contains information on jobs and graduate programs in the US and links to web- pages of several environmental economists. View more
  • The Latin American and Caribbean Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (ALEAR)
    The Latin American and Caribbean Association of Environmental and Resource Economists – ALEAR (Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Economistas Ambientales y de Recursos Naturales) is a Non-governmental organization (NGO), that assembles institutions and professionals interested in investigation, application and disclosing of environmental and natural resource economics. View more
  • Bangladesh Environment Network(BEN)
    A useful site if you are interested in contacting professionals in Bangladesh and discussing Bangladesh related issues. View more
  • DIVERSITAS an integrative approach to biodiversity science
    DIVERSITAS brings together biological, ecological and social sciences to address four key questions that underlie our limited understanding of the current situation.
    *How did biodiversity evolve in space and time to reach current state?
    * How much biodiversity exists and how does its change or loss affect the system as a whole?
    * How does biodiversity correspond to the delivery of ecosystem functions and services, and what is the true value of these commodities?
    * How can scientific investigation support policy and decision making to encourage more sustainable use of biodiversity?
    Please visit Diversitas home page for further details View more
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
    Founded in 1990, EAERE currently has around 500 members from Europe and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and private industry. Interests range from traditional economics, agricultural economics, forestry, and natural resource schools. Through the Association’s Journal, Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE), the Annual Conference, the annual Summer Schools, and affiliation with organisations in America (AERE) and Latin America (ALEAR), EAERE provides many forums for exchanging ideas relevant to the allocation and management of natural and environmental resources. View more
  • The Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)
    EEPSEA is similar to SANDEE and supports training and research in environmental & resource economics in South East Asia. This web site offers downloadable Research reports on issues relevant to developing countries. View more
  • Global Network for Environmental Economists (gNee)
    The Global Network for Environmental Economists aims at helping researchers, policymakers, academics, environmentalists, from all countries in the world to exchange their view and information inorder to increase and share knowledge, to promote co-operation, to improve quality and effectiveness of research in environmental economics.View more
  • International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
    The International Society for Ecological Economics facilitates understanding between Economists and ecologist and the integration of their thinking into a trans-discipline aimed at developing a sustainable world. View more
  • Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)
    The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) was launched on July 1 with a grant from IDRC. The program will operate in ways similar to EEPSEA and its South Asian counterpart SANDEE, offering research awards, short courses, workshops and mentoring. View more
  • Resource Accounting Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (RANESA)
    RANESA was established in 1998 to support capacity in sustainable development planning and integrated economic and environmental management and policy design in Sub-Saharan Africa. This network is coordinated by the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Pretoria, While the main focus of RANESA is Natural Resource Accounting, its group of environmental economists engage in a wide-range of interesting research. View more
  • The Environment for Development Initiative
    The overall objective of the EfD initiative is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development through the increased use of environmental economics in the policy making process. The EfD initiative is a capacity building program in environmental economics, focusing on research, policy advice, and teaching in Central America, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania. View more

  • Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment
    The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment is a Government based research and training institute. The institute strive to foster better stewardship of our natural heritage – land, water, air and species therein – through rigorous science based research and transmission of cutting-edge science results to field practitioners, environmental leaders and policy makers.
  • Conservation Strategy Fund(CSF)
    Conservation Strategy Fund uses economics and strategic thinking to help conserve natural ecosystems around the globe. The foundation of the Funds work is teaching local conservationists how to use economics to succeed. Their training program helps create and strengthen parks, influence policies, craft sustainable development paths and avert damage from major road and dam projects. CSF was founded in 1998 and has offices in Brazil and the United States.
  • Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI)
    EVRI is a comprehensive storehouse of over 2,000 international studies providing values, methodologies, techniques and theories on environmental valuation. This Canadian-run resource facilitates the worldwide development and promotion of environmental valuation using the benefits transfer approach. Free access is available to all citizens of member countries – Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, UK and USA.
  • Sustainable Development Policy Institute(SDPI) 
    A non- profit organization based in Pakistan. A good source for empirical and policy related information about environmental issues in Pakistan.
  • Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) 
    The Environmental Economics programme of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development was in 2001 converted to a centre in 2001 and is now known as the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) located within the Department of Agricultural economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria.
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 
    The only regional institution that works on the Hindu Kush- Himalayan problems of economic development, environmental degradation and social change. Useful site to search for publication, research projects and job vacancies. More…. 
  • Nepal Study Center (NSC) at the University of New Mexico (UNM)
    It is dedicated to fostering intellectual collaboration and sharing knowledge with a dedicated focus and wider perspective on the socio-economic development and sustainability, health, technology transfer, and environmental issues of the Himalayan region and the countries in South Asia.
  • Resources for the Future (RFF)
    A very good site with access to studies on bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management, non-market valuation, cost benefit analyses etc.
  • SHODH: the Institute for Research and Development, Nagpur, India 
    The Institute for research and development – SHODH started working informally from the year 1994, and was formally registered in 1997. The group of like-minded people founded SHODH to undertake research projects for studying socio-economic aspects of rural and tribal population, to study various aspects of environmental degradation and restoration of ecological balance, to undertake programs for all-round development of rural and tribal areas, to conduct training programs for teachers and students from such areas, to strive and help in efforts for emancipation of women, and child development.
  • Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies(BIDS)
    A multi-disciplinary organization which conducts policy oriented research on development issues mainly in the context of Bangladesh. Useful site for identifying recent research papers on economics issues in Bangladesh.
  • Centre for Social And Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
    This Centre’s interdisciplinary program is based around a number of research areas such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, institutional adaptation to environmental change, sustainable development, natural resource valuation and management, waste management and recycling, economic instruments and water/wetlands/ coastal zone management.
  • Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (FEEM): European Network
    The principle aim of this institution is to promote interaction between academic, industrial and public spheres in order to comprehensively address concerns about economic development and environmental change. Downloadable papers available on corporate sustainability, climate change, indicators, natural resource management etc.
  • IUCN Nepal
    IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Nepal began work in Nepal in the 1960s, assisting early government efforts to protect environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife. Nepal became a State Member of IUCN in 1973 with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) as the active link. In the 1980s, IUCN supported the Nepal government in formulating a National Conservation Strategy (NCS) to address the country’s major environment and development issues.
  • IUCN-Economics of Bio-diversity
    Contains information on bio-diversity economics, financing and business and policy.
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
    International Institute for Environment & Development is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. We work to address global issues, for example; mining, the paper industry and food systems. Over the last thirty years IIED has earned a world-wide reputation and was the first recipient of the Blue Planet Prize (1992) for outstanding contributions to environmental policy and action. 
  • National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER)
    A US based non-profit economics organization- a good site with lots of working papers, data sets etc. However, the site does not include a lot of environment- specific information.
  • The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development
    A useful site to gather information and papers on energy and globalization and their implication for the environment.
  • ew Blog – End Poverty in South Asia
    Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank. SANDEE management committee member and World Banker Shanta Devarajan has started a new Blog on poverty in South Asia. Please do visit this site and comment.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
    National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) analyzes relationships between the economy, environmental health, and environmental pollution control. This includes, economic benefits and costs; economic incentives; size, composition, and effects of the pollution control industry and risk assessment data used in economic analyses. It also serves as a central point of contact for communicating and resolving cross-cutting technical economic issues.
  • World Bank: Environmental Economics & Indicators
    The Bank’s mission includes a requirement for sustainable development, which makes the environment an integral part of the development challenge. This demands that special attention must be paid to how the environment links poverty, economics, and people. The Bank can assist countries to understand the linkages between poverty and the environment, mainstream the environment into country programs, and measure progress through environmental indicators.
  • World Bank: New Ideas in Pollution Regulation
    The pollution management activities of the World Bank are now largely being “mainstreamed” across the Bank. In addition to the activities of the Environment Department, there is significant research work being carried out in the Economic Research group, the Sustainable Development group at the World Bank Institute provides relevant learning opportunities and the urban, water and sanitation, and infrastructure sectors have a number of pollution management activities related to their sectors….Read More
  • Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE)
    Resource for Economist (RFE) describes and links to over one thousand resources available on the internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. It is divided into more than seventy sections and subsections. These include, but are not limited to data sources, forecasting, conferences, scholarly communication, teaching aids and softwares….More 
  • International Food Policy Research Institute ( IFPRI)
    Is an international institute that conducts research on food and agricultural policy. This web site has downloadable papers/manuals about environment and production technology, markets and structural studies, food consumption and nutrition, trade and macroeconomics and training and capacity strengthening. Furthermore, there is a list of available data sets….More
  • Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)
    The (INSEE) is a regional chapter affiliated to the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) which aims to further the cause of sustainable development by providing a forum for continuous dialogue among scholars, practitioners and policy analysts working on different aspects of environment and ecology. It strives to promote new thinking and better understanding on a range of issues of national and international interest, such as institutions and instruments for natural resource management, energy analysis and policy, environment and trade, toxic waste management, environment and development, valuation and accounting ecosystem functions climate change, and the global commons…. More
  • Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI)
    The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) is a dynamic and flexible organization with a global vision and a local focus which was established in 1974. While in the initial period the focus was mainly on documentation and information dissemination activities, research activities in the fields of energy, environment, and sustainable development were initiated towards the end of 1982. The genesis of these activities lay in TERI’s firm belief that efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, large-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies, and reduction of all forms of waste would move the process of development towards the goal of sustainability.
  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is an independent, public interest organization which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development. For more than two decades, CSE has been creating awareness about the environmental challenges facing India.
  • Global Change Program
    Keeping in view the importance of global change issues for a developing country like India, Jadavpur University launched a research programme in 2001 with the aim to provide scientists, professionals particularly in government, industry and the like with an in depth understanding of the issues surrounding global change and its impact on various sectors. The whole programme is oriented towards policy making and its implementation and focuses on studies on human dimensions and help in capacity building.
  • The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)
    The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change and Development in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Environmental and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The combination creates a center of expertise in economics, policy, science and technology.
  • The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden
    An international research institute that fosters interdisciplinary activities among natural and social scientists. This site offers articles on ecological economics – many papers are available as PDF-files.
  • International Centre for Climate Governance
    The “International Center for Climate Governance” (ICCG) is a joint initiative of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (FGC), which focuses its research activities on the design of climate policy and related governing institutions.

  • A collection of Environmental Economics Courses offered Worldwide.
    This list, compiled by IUCN, consists of environmental economics programs offered by universities in different countries around the world.
  • Environment Eco. Unit( University of Gothenburg)
    Is a post graduate department that focuses on environment and resource economics – provides Ph.D. scholarships, post- Ph.D. fellowships and offers summer courses for candidates from developing countries.
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
    This site contains information on training and Ph. D programs in India, funding for environmental economics research and on employment. For more than 50 research projects in India funded by Environmental Economics Research Committee under the World Bank Project and the Ministry of Environment and Forests of Government of India, please visit following website.
  • Pakistan Institute for Development Economics(PIDE)
    An important teaching and research institute in Pakistan. Provides information about publications, research programs and graduate training.
  • University Of York: Department of Environment Economics and Environmental Management
    A multi-disciplinary department that does a lot of work
    on development-environment economics. Site presents a good list of research publications and would be useful for students interested in studying in the UK.
  • Graduate school of international relation and pacific studies
    This institute was founded in the mid-1980s in response to the needs of California businesses, the University of California’s only Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies has is a new blueprint for international affairs and international management education.
  • Team of Excellence in Natural Resource Management
    The Team deals with natural resource economic issues in water, watershed and forestry with the specific objective of developing and strengthening the knowledge and research base in natural resource; economics analytical capabilities in finding solutions to natural resource economics problem and policy instruments to tackle natural resource economics issues. 

  • Open Data – The World Bank
    The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog.
  • eSocialSciences
    eSocialSciences is an online portal which houses peer-reviewed academic journals and a specialised publication for policy makers, The Indian Legislator. The eSocialSciences portal is however more than the journal. It has other features designed essentially to expand the space for social science research.
  • Environment and Development Economics (EDE)
    An important journal that attempts to focus on developing country problems and actively solicits contributions from developing country researchers.
  • Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)
    One of the best read economics and political journals from India.
  • Environmental Valuation Database (ENVALUE)
    Developed by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency is a systematic collection of environmental valuation studies presented in an on-line database.
  • Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI)
    Is a searchable storehouse of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental benefits and human health effects. It has been developed as a tool to help policy analysts use the benefits transfer approach.
  • Tom Tietenberg’s Home Page
    Contains a Sustainable Development Page, A Tradeable Permits Bibliography and Downloadable Workinga Papers.
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
    IISD’s Research Library and database contain information on sustainable development and related topics that are of interest to researchers, policy analysts and business strategist worldwide. Both the library’s extensive print collection and its links to hundred of Web sites can be sourced through this web site. 
  • Indiana University (Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis)
    This site is a ‘must-see’ for researchers interested in property rights related issues. It contains a wealth of information, bibliographies etc.
  • The Digital Libary of the Commons (DLC)
    The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is an exciting new gateway to the international literature on common pool resources (CPRS). This site contains a working paper archive of author – submitted papers as well as CPR-related digital materials from the workshop in political theory & policy analysis at indiana university
  • Environmental Economics :Economists on Environmental and Natural Resources: News, Opinions and Analysis
    A website and blog dedicated to accessible writings on environment and natural resource issues written by economists.
  • RESCON: Land and Resource Economics Network
    An electronic forum in which environmental and resource economists can post and receive information relevant to their work.
  • EcoEarth.Info – The Environmental Sustainability Portal
    An information gateway empowering the movement for environmental sustainability. 

  • Environmental Economics Research
    This site provides information on economics and the environment – particularly concerning forest-related environmental issues, New Institutional Economics, and Public Choice Theory. The site is maintained by a PhD student at the Department of Economics, Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
  • Experiments in Environmental Economics: A Survey
    This report (by Bodo Sturm and Joachim Weimann at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg) presents arguments and justification for the use of experimental methods and techniques to solve problems in environmental economics.
  • Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE)
    The site includes information about the mission, philosophy and program objectives of the organization. Links can also be found to organizational activities, publications and a comprehensive list of important Web sites in the subject area.
  • Future of Environmental Economics
    This paper by Dr Rüdiger Pethig (University of Siegen, Germany) discusses the historical and expected future development of environmental economics as a field of study. It deals with some of the fundamental theoretical concepts underlying environmental economics and explains the opportunities and challenges posed for the future development of the field. 
  • MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
    The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) is ‘the focus at MIT for research activity in energy economics since the Centre’s founding in the mid-1970’s, and in environmental economics since the early 1990s. This web site includes working papers, policy notes and research.
  • National Center for Environmental Economics (The) (NCEE)
    The National Center for Environmental Economics is a programme of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The NCEE undertakes research and analyses of the interactions and relationships between the economy and environmental pollution control as well as other aspects of environmental economics.
  • Striking the Balance: Economics and the Environment
    This paper (by Agnar Sandmo of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) deals with three fundamental questions in the field of environmental economics.
  • Ecosystem Valuation
    This website describes how economists value beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people – ecosystem valuation. It is designed for non-economists who need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation, a clear, non-technical explanation of ecosystem valuation concepts, methods and applications.
  • Nepal Study Center at University of New Mexico
    The Nepal Study Center at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to  fostering intellectual collaboration and sharing knowledge with a  dedicated focus and wider perspective on the socio-economic and political issues of the himalayan region and the countries in South Asia.

  • The was launched four years ago as a project of chinadialogue, in partnership with Earth Journalism Network. This website provides impartial, accurate and balanced information and analysis, and fosters constructive debate on these vital resources from across the region.
  • Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services (RUPES)
    This is a program for developing mechanisms for rewarding the upland poor in Asia for the environmental services they provide (RUPES). The objective of the program is to enhance the livelihoods and reduce poverty of the upland poor while supporting environmental conservation on biodiversity protection, watershed management, carbon sequestration and landscape beauty at local and global levels.
  • SAARC Secretariat, Nepal
    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAARC provides a platform for the peoples of South Asia to work together in a spirit of friendship, trust and understanding. It aims to accelerate the process of economic and social development in Member States.
  • Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management (PREM)
    The Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management (PREM) programme aims to deepen and broaden the exposure of economic researchers and policy advisors in developing countries to the theory and methods of natural resource management and environmental economics. The sustainable use of natural resources is typically seen as a cost rather than an investment. To overcome this misconception, a better understanding is required of the reciprocal links between poverty and the environment. It is envisaged that this will encourage effective policy change in developing countries with the joint goals of poverty reduction and sustainable environmental management.