A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment





Environmental economics @ IMF eLibrary

Environmental economics @ USEPA

Economic Value of Protecting Our Lands and Waters @ LTA


     · “...IDEAS is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on

       the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 4,100,000 items of research, including over

       3,700,000 that can be downloaded in full text.”

     · Not focused on sustainabilty/environment/conservation, but homepage has a useful search

       function (eg, a search for <<payment for ecosystem services>> resulted in 574 results).

Educational materials


     · "An open-access platform for anyone who wants to understand the economics of innovation,

     inequality, environmental sustainability, and more."

     · Key text: Economy, Society, and Public Policy

Economics in Context Initiative

Exploring Economics

     Ecological Economics

Theory and Education Program @ GDAE   


✔︎info@⇾List of environmental economics journals @ Wikipedia

Climate Change Economics

Corporate Knights

Ecological Economics



Environmental and Resource Economics

Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy


African Wildlife Economy Institute

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF)

Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab)

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Foundation for Research on Economics & Environment (FREE)

Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)

Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)

Institute for Economics and the Environment (Portland State University)

International Amenity Migration Centre (IAMC)

International Society for Environmental Economics (ISEE)

     · Interdisciplinary society dedicated to bringing together members from around the world to

       COP meetings and publishing their work.

National Stewardship Action Council [US]

New Consensus

Paulson Institute

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

     · Focused on theoretical research of environmental economics and study of environmental

       policy in the real world.  

Vivid Economics

World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)

     · @ UNU ~ United Nations University

Policy tools

     · Common economic mechanisms used to internalise environmental costs in the market.

Green trading [Wikipedia]

Environmental taxation ("Ecotaxes") [OECD site]

Cap and trade [EDF site]

Supply Chain Initiative


Degrowth @ WEF

Degrowth @ Wikipedia

Degrowth: the history of an idea @ Digital Encyclopedia of European History


     Degrowth and allied movements

Research and Degrowth

     · “An academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events

      organization around degrowth”


Earth Track

Global Subsidies Initiative

Key readings

- Costanza, Robert. 1989. What is ecological economics? Ecological Economics 1:1, 1-7.

Filippo Mavrothalassitis of Brandeis University developed this page in 2019.

Environmental & ecological economics

Contents of this page:

     · Information

       · Educational materials

         · Periodicals

           · Institutions

             · Policy tools

               · Degrowth

                 · Subsidies

                   · Key readings


    · Environmental valuation

       · Environmental accounting

         · Environmental finance

           · Environmental certification & ecolabelling

Also see:

     · Green & sustainable consumerism

       · Ecosystem services & NCPs

         · Private sector

           · Trade & globalization

Environmental economics is a sub-field

   within Economics concerned with

   addressing environmental issues

   through market approaches,

   cost-benefit analyses, and a range

   of concepts from free-riding to


Ecological economics, in contrast,  

   views the market as subsystem of our

   natural ecosystem and places its

   focus on the preservation of natural