Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What is studied in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics?

Environmental awareness is crucial in times of global warming. This area promotes development strategies based on the efficient use of renewable and non-renewable resources; it proposes policy recommendations on the issue of climate change; and it recognizes potential impacts on the environment to implement an adequate disaster risk management.

Through its research and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in which it participates since the year 2000, this area provides recommendations for fostering sustainable and competitive economic activities in industries such as forestry and fishery, among others.

From here, the Boletín Economía y Ambiente (“Economy and Environment Bulletin”) is issued, which addresses important matters such as the state of natural resources, public investment, and environmental policy frameworks.​

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Evaluación cuantitativa de políticas en la pesquería de anchoveta peruana (“Quantitative evaluation of policies in the Peruvian anchovy fishery”)

Researcher(es) : elsa patricia galarza contreras

Research area : Natural Resources and Evironmental Economics

Flour and fish oil industry on the basis of the anchoveta is the main industrial activity in the Peruvian fishing sector. In 2008, the Legislative Decree 1084, which implemented the quota system for anchovy fishery, was published. Four years later, the Supreme Decree 005-2012, which exclusively reserves the area between 5 and 10 nautical miles for small-scale fishing, destined for direct human consumption, was published. However, contradictorily, the catch for human consumption declined, while the standard became the incentive for black fishing. With future prospects toward the end of the term of the current amount and calculation of fishing rights established by Legislative Decree 1084, and with the aim of contributing to the improvement of individual quota system, the assessment of policy proposals is considered relevant under various scenarios for regulating the anchovy fishery and the potential effects of these options on production and employment in the sector. In this sense, the objective of the research is to quantitatively estimate the ex-ante impact of specific development policies for industrial fishing before various deployment scenarios.

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Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) - Peru

Researcher(es) : elsa patricia galarza contreras; luis bruno seminario de marzi; daniel de la torre ugarte

Research area : Natural Resources and Evironmental Economics

The Alliance for Action towards a Green Economy (PAGE) is an initiative of the United Nations System implemented by UNEP, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); and Peru is one of the first countries in Latin America to implement it. State institutions committed to the initiative so far are MINAM (“Ministry of the Environment”), the PETM (“Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion”), the MEF (“Ministry of Economy and Finance”), and Ceplan (“National Centre of Strategic Planning”). The area team will be responsible for the technical component of the project. In particular, the main objectives of the project are to develop a diagnosis of strategic planning at a national level concerning the concepts of economy and green growth and estimate a long-term model that allows to approximate the costs and benefits of a transition to a green growth model. Teachers leading the project are Elsa Galarza, Bruno Seminario and Daniel De La Torre Ugarte.

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