Environmental Economics 

Course Overview

This new, one-day course is designed to provide a practical introduction to the concepts, approaches and methods used in economics to address challenges in water and environmental management. It has been jointly developed with eftec, the UK’s leading dedicated environmental economics consultancy and coordinator of the UK Network of Environmental Economists, and Environmental Policy Consulting, which specialises in the application of environmental economics to water management.

The course is aimed at those who work or have an interest in a range of disciplines. It will encompass application to real world challenges, including climate change, biodiversity, resource management and natural capital. It will be of interest whatever your background and whether you work in a public or private company, consultancy or the third sector.

Trainers and speakers

The course will be run by eftec and Environmental Policy Consulting. Additional speakers may be used to support the afternoon sessions on applications to policy.


Part 1 course (9th March) modules include:

Valuation in Water Sector

National Capital Accounting

Part 2 course (dates TBC) modules include:

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of key economic concepts, including economic value, scarcity, trade-offs and efficiency;
  • Understand how economic values are estimated, what they represent and different market and non-market economic valuation methods;
  • Understand the purpose and principles of cost benefit analysis and natural capital accounting and how economic value evidence can be used within these; and
  • Identify areas of their work where they can utilise the learning.

Course Duration

This course has two parts, both parts are face - to - face workshops, separately taking place in London.

Booking for each workshop is separate.

Registration

Business Partner rates available.

Please note that bookings should be made through 'My CIWEM' using the booking link above. Your place is confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Non-members can book via CIWEM by creating an account on the booking page.

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Please contact learning@ciwem.org or call +44 (0)20 7831 3110 with any booking enquiries.

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