Climate Change and Land Conservation and Restoration: Advances in Economics Methods and Policies for Adaptation and Mitigation

Workshop Dates: June 13-14, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Abstract Deadline: February 10, 2017 

The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will hold a two-day post conference workshop on “Climate Change and Land Conservation and Restoration: Advances in Economics Methods and Policies for Adaptation and Mitigation”. The workshop will bring together experts and researchers analyzing climate adaptation and mitigation policies related to public and private land conservation and restoration. The workshop will focus on (1) the impact of climate change on ecosystem services generated from domestic (federal, state and private) and international land conservation and restoration, (2) the effectiveness and efficiency of mitigating climate change through forest conservation, (3) adaptive land conservation and restoration methods that account for climate change and the uncertainty inherent in climate projections, and (4) Create networking opportunities by bringing together researchers and practitioners working on land conservation/restoration and climate change.

The Workshop will be held after the NAREA Annual Meeting from noon on Tuesday, June 13 until the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14. Workshop events will take place at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA, just across a pedestrian friendly bridge from the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector agricultural, environmental, and resource economists; and welcome professionals, faculty, and graduate students.

The workshop will include addresses from recognized experts in the field including economists Amy Ando and Stephen Polasky and climate modeling expert Radley Horton (Columbia and NASA), selected paper presentations chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts, and in-depth working sessions. A special issue of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER) will be published in August 2018 from workshop papers accepted after an expedited version of the journal's peer-review process.

The Workshop will cover the publication charges and, depending on the availability of funding, may also provide an honorarium to the presenting author (up to a maximum of 12 papers) upon successful completion of their submission of their paper to ARER. The Workshop is supported from multiple of sources including the USDA-ERS, NAREA, The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) at Portland State University, the Economics Department, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College.

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For more information, contact the NAREA Workshop Organizing Committee:
Sahan T. M. Dissanayake (, Colby College and Portland State University
Sarah Cline (, U.S. Department of the Interior
Jill Caviglia-Harris (, Salisbury University

The NAREA Workshop Advisory Board
Allen Blackman, Resources for the Future
Jonah Busch, Center for Global Development
Frank Casey, United State Geological Survey
Daniel Hellerstein, USDA-ERS
Elizabeth Schuster, The Nature Conservancy
Shaun Martin, World Wildlife Fund
Daniela Miteva, Ohio State University
Lisa Wainger, CES, U of Maryland