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Our Work

The majority of our work falls within the following areas:

Green Infrastructure 

Green Infrastructure

CMEW researchers analyzes the benefits and costs of investing in ecosystems and landscapes as supplements to or complements for the pipes, dams, and other “hard” infrastructure traditionally used to control flooding, purify and store water, and reduce urban stormwater overflows.

Water 

 

Water

CMEW researchers are evaluating policy and market mechanisms to improve water conservation, water quality, and public water infrastructure systems and guard against stormwater runoff and flood damages.

Ecosystem Services Governance and Management 

 

Ecosystem Services Governance and Management

Work by CMEW researchers assesses and analyzes current conservation and land management policies and governance structures to more effectively integrate science and decisionmaking for better on-the-ground management outcomes.

Land Use and Environmental Impacts 

Land Use and Environmental Impacts

CMEW researchers are generating insights on investment in parks and public lands, invasive species control, fire management, and wetlands protection and restoration.

Coastal and Marine Resources 

 

Coastal and Marine Resources

In addition to conducting economic analysis of different resource management options, CMEW researchers evaluate opportunities and policies for coastal and marine climate change adaptation and carbon sequestration.

International Environmental Development 

 

International Environmental Development

In collaboration with the Environment for Development (EfD) initiative, a capacity-building program in developing countries that works toward poverty alleviation and sustainable development through the increased use of environmental economics in policymaking, CMEW researchers are analyzing environmental management strategies that aim to overcome barriers to conventional regulation.

Conservation 

 

Forest Economics and Policy Program (FEPP)

Researchers working in FEPP are analyzing forestry and environmental sustainability issues to help policymakers understand the underlying economics critical to the development and implementation of forest policy in the United States.