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News archive 2017

LEEP news stories from 2017.


Reform “grossly unfair” farm subsidies, expert says

“Grossly unfair” farm subsidies should be replaced with a new system, a University of Exeter expert has told the government.

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University of Exeter expert working as part of global team to promote human and environmental health

A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to a high powered, internationally prominent group of global government and business leaders working to show the connection between economic policy, human health and environmental change.

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Exmoor event: Exeter ecosystem experts explain essential environmental economic effects

Professors Dieter Helm and Ian Bateman, Chairman and member of the Natural Capital, have said the environment is key part in the fabric of the economy.

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Professor Ian Bateman will deliver a Global Conversation lecture in Sydney, Australia

Professor Bateman will demonstrate some of the latest research, using a number of recent real world examples to illustrate how economics can reveal the value of the environment and incorporate it into both Government and business decisions.

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How do we value things that are not sold through shops?

That’s the question addressed by Springer book series “The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources” edited by Professor Ian Bateman.

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Exploring the economic value of trees’ social and environmental benefits

The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.

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Largest environmental restoration project in the world led by Chinese, Stanford and Exeter experts

Professor Ian Bateman is helping the Chinese government analyse how they should repair natural resources following the country’s rapid industrialisation.

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First SWEEP of PhD studentships in place

As we celebrate the official start of the South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP), there has been some early success as a number of co-funded PhD studentships are confirmed.

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University of Exeter expert urges Government to implement new laws to protect the environment

Progress on the Government’s long term plan for the environment is too slow and politicians should act more quickly to safeguard our natural resources, a University of Exeter expert has said.

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First meeting of the “Long-term investment scenarios development group”

The Environment Agency invited a group of experts from a range of disciplines to come together to help understand how to develop the long-term investment scenarios for flood and coastal risk management in the future.

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