• Biodiversity conservation & management
  • Payments for Environmental Services: a theory-informed review

    Building on a theory-based approach to synthesize research on the effectiveness of PES in achieving environmental objectives and socio-economic co-benefits, this article led by Jan Börner and published in World Development highlights the role of (1) contextual dimensions (e.g., political, institutional, and socio-economic conditions, spatial heterogeneity in environmental service values and provision costs, and interactions with pre-existing […]

  • Biodiversity conservation & management
  • Valuing nature, paying for ecosystem services and realizing social justice

    In the latest volume of the journal Ecological Economics, I contribute to ongoing debates about the role of economic valuation in market-based conservation. I respond to an earlier piece by Brett Sylvester Matulis, nuance some of his arguments and set what I believe should be the new agenda for critical scholarship of market-based conservation. I […]

  • Biodiversity conservation & management
  • Problematizing REDD+…

    In a new paper entitled “Problematizing REDD+ as an experiment in payments for ecosystem services” and published in the leading journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, I shed light on a few problems and contradictions of the current global policy framework for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and sustainably managing forest (REDD+). I argue […]

  • Ecological economics
  • Cap a l’eternitat…

    Són quasi les 12 de la nit. Fa estona que acostumo a estar dormint. Però avui m’he quedat embadalit davant la televisió. “Into eternity”, és a dir “Cap a l’eternitat”, un magnífic documental sobre la gestió dels residus nuclears, m’ha mantingut despert. Premiat internacionalment, explora l’actual construcció d’un cementiri de residus nuclears al nord de […]

  • Ecological economics
  • La crisi nuclear – debat a l’Àgora

    hidradenitis suppurativa treatment Aquests dies l’accident de Fukushima ens ha fet despertar del somni de l’opulència energètica sobre la que hem construït el capitalisme i la societat global. El canvi climàtic, causat per  emissions  “transparents” que es reparteixen globalment i “maten” lentament, no ha estat pres massa seriosament com per abordar una transició seriosa i […]

  • Ecological economics
  • Cap a una economia real

    El meu germà Carles m’ha fet arribar un article de reflexió d’en Kernan Heinz sobre l’economia finançera. L’he trobat interessant i molt divulgatiu. Explica de forma molt simple què fan els bancs amb els nostres diners i com es beneficien mitjançant la concessió de crèdits, i raona sobre perquè cal regular l’economia finançera i refocalitzar-nos […]