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The Bleak Silence that Greeted Warning that we have 12 Years to Save the Planet

October 25, 2018

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Geoffrey Jones explores the world’s reaction to the news that we have 12 years to reverse climate change and places it in wider historical context. […]

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A world where the rivers are people too

June 22, 2017

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Catherine Iorns Magallanes takes a look at how adoption of individual elements of law can help shift both mindsets and practice to protect the earth for the future. […]

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Paying for Nature

September 8, 2016

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snowy-treeIn the past many of the ways in which we benefit from the natural world have been overlooked. The law has traditionally taken into account only those benefits based on physical possession of land or on tangible produce which has a commercial value, such as timber. Other concerns, such as fresh air, clear water and the state of biodiversity, have therefore fallen outside the law’s regard. Colin Reid explores the issue.

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Can valuation save ecosystems and the services that they provide? By K.N.Ninan

September 5, 2014

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Ecosystems and the services they provide are valued at trillions of dollars. But is viewing ecosystems as a financial asset the best way to protect biodiversity? Professor K.N. Ninan looks at the challenges faced by ecosystem service valuation.

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The Role of Diversity and Competition in Promoting Economic Performance – by Clement A. Tisdell

March 8, 2013

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His new book Competition, Diversity and Economic Performance: Processes, Complexities and Ecological Similarities focuses on the implications of dynamic processes for economic performance and specifically the role of diversity in its improvement – something which thus far has been neglected by economic theorists.

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