The ocean: a drop of water in the Paris climate negotiations

 

Adrien Comte Doctorant, UMR AMURE Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer

Adrien Comte
Doctorant, UMR AMURE
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer

Having followed the COP for the past couple of weeks, it is now time to reflect on what happened and what can we take away from it. Because there are too many interesting subjects to cover and because I am an expert in none of them but (perhaps) one, I will focus on the case of the big blue ocean. The ocean has, for the first time during a COP, been at center stage for an entire day (out of 12, I admit). Read more...

Time to Bring the Value of Nature Back to Earth

About LP

In 1997, Robert Costanza and colleagues set out to do something audacious[1]. They estimated the value of nature. At the time, the general public did not pay much attention to the economic value of the living world. Costanza and his co-authors knew that nature had an economic value and it was likely to be huge. And that’s exactly what they found. They published a powerful and transformational paper in Nature[2] in which they estimated that the preliminary value of nature was on the order of $33 trillion per year. Read more...