Environmental Resources and Development

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program’s Environmental Resources and Development (ERD) group have applied stochastic GLOBIOM to examine the trade-offs between vital land-use factors, such as food and water security. Land use is also at the forefront of their work helping policymakers to develop viable strategies for implementing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) policies.

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© Kateryna Levchenko | Dreamstime

The ERD group used the stochastic version of GLOBIOM to analyze interdependencies and trade-offs between factors such as food, energy, water, environmental security, aspects which can be particularly influenced by climate change and weather variability. The GLOBIOM model was also used by the group to analyze the consequences of climate change for the agricultural sector, with a focus on the consequences for food security in developing countries.

The ERD group have also supported viable REDD policies by supporting policymakers in Brazil and the Congo Basin to identify land-use policies that are economically, socially, and environmentally optimal.

Stochastic GLOBIOM and systemic risks

Stochastic GLOBIOM has been used to analyze interdependencies and trade-offs between structural and financial measures for hedging systemic risks and food, energy, water, environmental security in land use systems, which can be induced by climate change and weather variability. More

Supporting land-use policy

Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) researchers have been working to support policymakers in Brazil and the Congo Basin to identify land-use and forest conservation policies that are economically, socially, and environmentally optimal. More

Climate change impacts and mitigation across spatial scales

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program’s Environmental Resources and Development (ERD) group has used the GLOBIOM model to analyze the consequences of climate change for the agricultural sector, with a focus on food availability consequences in developing countries. More



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