Welcome to GDAE’s new website!
This redesigned website presents GDAE’s current research and educational efforts in three areas: Land, Energy, and Climate, Green Economics, and educational materials in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Other educational materials, including the “In Context” texts and free modules, developed at GDAE can now be accessed at their new location at the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center.
Publications reflecting GDAE’s earlier research in areas such as globalization, trade, and feminist economics that are frequently cited remain available for download from our website. Some of GDAE’s past work is no longer hosted on our website. Please check our Resource Directory to find materials at their new locations.
New from GDAE
William Moomaw co-authored a paper published in the journal BioScience. In the paper, Moomaw and his co-authors declared a climate emergency that without deep and lasting shifts in human activities will result in “untold human suffering”. The authors present a suite of graphical vital signs of climate change over the last 40 years for human activities that can affect GHG emissions and change the climate, as well as actual climatic impacts. The paper is endorsed by 11,258 scientists from 153 countries.
Common Dreams published an article by Timothy A. Wise on agroecology and its role as one of the cutting-edge innovations we need to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.
GDAE Co-Director Dr. William Moomaw was interviewed by Yale Environment 360 about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided.
Three GDAE researchers presented papers at the Ecological Society of America/United States Society for Ecological Economics conference on August 11-16, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, on the theme “Bridging Communities & Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative”. The GDAE papers were:
Environmental Research Letters published this article co-authored by William Moomaw describing a rigorous approach for calculating cradle-to-grave forest sector emissions and sequestration.
Jonathan Harris awarded Herman Daly Award
At the USSEE conference, Jonathan Harris was awarded the Herman Daly Award “designed to recognize individuals who have connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications and implementation of solutions that are sustainable in scale, equitable in distribution and efficient in allocation.” Read more about the award.
Five short updates on contemporary environmental and natural resource economics issues are now available. See: Indigenous Rights and Environmental Issues, The State of U.S. Drinking Water, Global Biofuel Production, and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States. This series complements material covered in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Harris and Roach, 2017).
In the News
William Moomaw was cited by The Washington Post in “More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’” on November 5, 2019.
William Moomaw was cited by The New Yorker in “Don’t Burn Trees to Fight Climate Change — Let Them Grow” on August 15, 2019
William Moomaw was cited by WGBH in “Are We Cutting Down The Wrong Trees In Massachusetts?” on June 25, 2019
William Moomaw was cited by National Geographic in “Trees release flammable methane—here’s what that means for climate” on March 25, 2019.
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) is a research institute at Tufts University dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. GDAE pursues its mission through original research, policy work, publication projects, curriculum development, conferences and other activities.