ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL OF MAINE

The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing - Webinar Series by Rachel Bouvier of rbouvier Consulting

Friday, September 01, 2017 11:50 AM | Melissa Winne (Administrator)


Join economist Rachel Bouvier for a four-part webinar series entitled, "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing: What Environmental Professionals Should Know About Economics." A firm grasp of economic principles is necessary to be able to articulate the full social value of environmental preservation and conservation. Using economic language helps ensure that environmental protection is on equal footing with other, more marketable services.

Live webinars will be broadcast every third Thursday of the month (with the exception of December), starting September 21 and ending December 14, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Presentations will be one hour, with a half hour for an interactive question and answer period.

Archived presentations will be available for registrants to access at any time. The cost is $25 for each session or $80 for all four.

September 21, 2017: Introduction to Economics for Environmental Professionals

What does it mean to put a value on the environment and why is it important to know how to do it? 

  • Why put a value on the environment?
  • An economist's view of the world
  • Basic concepts of economic value
October 19, 2017: Tools That Economists Use to "Value" the Environment

Economists use a variety of tools to value the environment. Learn what those tools are and how they are used to put a value on environmental benefits.
  • Use value/ Non-use value
  • Stated Preference/ Revealed Preference
November 16, 2017: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Discounting

Cost-benefit analysis and discounting are integral to creating accurate accountings of value. This webinar touches on what these tools are and how to use them.
  • Steps in a Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • An Introduction to Discounting
  • Value of a Statistical Life
December 14, 2017: Using Economics in Advocacy and Communication

Learn how to use economic information to make your work meaningful to your intended audience.
  • How to determine your audience
  • How do you make the information meaningful to them?
  • What forum is most useful to communicate the information?
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