Values and valuation workshop
Improving decisions at the food, water, energy and environment nexus: values and valuation
Our production of and decisions regarding food, water, energy and the natural environment are bound together in a nexus of interdependencies. This means that decisions regarding, say the use of land for food production, inevitably impact upon all other elements of this nexus.
The numerous trade-offs involved in both business and government decisions in this area are further complicated because the value of these various goods and services is only imperfectly reflected in market prices and those who benefit from change may be different from those who bear the associated costs.
The first Nexus Network workshop Improving decisions at the food, water, energy and environment nexus: values and valuation, led by Professor Ian Bateman from the University of East Anglia, was held on Friday 28 November 2014. The workshop brought together 50 people from government, the business sector and wider society together with researchers in this field to promote understanding and explore practical solutions to the challenges of decision making in this area.
- Professor Ian Bateman from the University of East Anglia, welcomed people to the workshop and gave an ‘Introduction to bringing values and valuation into decision-making’. Download the pdf of his talk IanBateman_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- User needs for valuation, Dr Ulrike Hotopp, Chief Economist, Defra. Download the pdf of her talk UlrikeHotopp_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- The wider social science dimension, Dr Simon Maxwell, Defra Social Scientist. Download the pdf of his talk SimonMaxwell_NexusNetwork28Nov2014
- The Future Water Challenge, Jean Spencer, Director of Regulation, Anglian Water. JeanSpencer_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- Dr Rob Fish, from the University of Exeter, talking about ‘Economic valuation in context: Insights from an experiment in public dialogue’. Download the pdf of his talk RobFish_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- Professor Chris Starmer, University of Nottingham, spoke on ‘Imprecision and measurement of economic values’. Download the pdf of his talk ChrisStarmer_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- Professor Nick Hanley, University of St Andrews, talked about ‘Overcoming challenges in the design of Payment for Ecosystem Service schemes’. Download the pdf of his talk NickHanley_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- Professor Brett Day from the University of East Anglia, talked about ‘Using valuations of environmental change to target policy and explain its effects: The best use of UK agricultural land’. Download the pdf of his talk BrettDay_NexusNetworkWorkshop28Nov2014
- Dr Amii Harwood from the University of East Anglia demonstrated a live fly-through using a visualisation tool to show where new woodland could be planted in Britain.
You can download all the information from the event in the virtual delegate pack:
- Workshop Agenda Agenda_NexusNetworkworkshop_28November2014
- Speaker biogs Speaker biogs_NexusNetworkworkshop_28Nov2014
- Delegate list Delegate list_Nexus Network_28Novworkshopv24Nov
download the full report of the ‘values and valuation’ workshop.
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