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Vanja Westerberg

Vanja Westerberg
Altus Impact · www.altusimpact.com

Ph.D. Environmental Economics

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January 2016 - April 2016
Altus Impact
Position
  • Co-founder
June 2012 - July 2015
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Position
  • Economics Programme Officer

Publications

Publications (26)
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The Marais des Baux wetland in southern France has for centuries been subject to drainage, almost causing its entire disappearance. With an increasing awareness of wetland ecosystem services, the extensive drainage is being questioned today. To guide policy-makers and landowners in their decision-making, we use a Choice Experiment to elicit the pre...
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There is increasing consensus that resistance to the siting of wind power facilities cannot be explained by the NIMBY phenomenon alone or other localized environmental impacts. This deficiency is addressed by examining the determinants of tourist preferences for positioning of wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. A principal component analysis is u...
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Well-managed rangelands are a source of valued livestock produce, carbon storage, biodiversity, and hydrological services. The current acceleration of desertification, land degradation and drought in semi-arid and arid areas of the Arabian Peninsula threatens the provision of these ecosystem services, which are essential for sustainable development...
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The study "Valuing, restoring and managing presumed drylands: Cerrado, Miombo–Mopane woodlands and the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau" confirms the existence of 1 075 million hectares of presumed drylands that are under threat from unsustainable use and climate change. This is in addition to the 6.1 billion hectares of official drylands that already cover...
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This ELD case study in the Kakheti region of Georgia compares pathways to sustainable management of pastures, their impact on pastoral household economies and land productivity. Rangeland management practices covered include, de-stocking under continuous grazing and two types of rotational grazing amongst village and migrating pastoralists.
Technical Report
IUCN has launched a new report on agriculture, “The Common Ground : Restoring Land Health for Sustainable Agriculture”. The COVID crisis has highlighted how crucial and fragile our food systems can be. Today IUCN has released a report that will help us to get prepared to build back more sustainable and resilient food systems, increasing biodiversit...
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Une publication de la Coopération Allemande et l'Initiative Economics of Land Degradation Disponible sur www.eld-initiative.org.
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The study demonstrates how pesticide affects the economics of cotton production in Benin. The study uses a Cost of illness approach and also estimates the damage costs from the loss of livestock due to pesticide poisoning. The economics of conventional cotton production is compared to organic cotton production.
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The Kelka forest in the Mopti region of Mali is important for the provision of ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and maintenance of the hydrological cycle. The Kelka forest area occupies more than 300, 000 hectares with 15 villages within and around its boundaries. The forest resources and soil fertility of the forest are in continuous d...
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La forêt du Kelka dans la région de Mopti au Mali offre d’important services écosystémiques tels que la séquestration du carbone et le maintien du cycle hydrologique. La forêt couvre une superficie de plus de 300000 hectares et 15 villages sont répartis à l’intérieur et autour de ses limites. Ses ressources forestières et la fertilité de son sol di...
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Mediterranean landscapes resulted from the complex and ancient interaction of ecosystems and societies. Today they represent one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. These landscapes have a fine-grained mosaic and a high resilience to disturbances. However, during the last century, human pressures have led to new landscape structures and dynamics...
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There is increasing consensus that resistance to the siting of wind power facilities cannot be explained by the NIMBY phenomenon alone or other localised environmental impacts. This deficiency is addressed by examining the determinants of tourist preferences for positioning of wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. A principal component analysis is u...
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As the French government strives to achieve their offshore renewable energy target, the impact of offshore wind farms on coastal tourism in the Languedoc Rousillon is now being questioned. To assess this issue, a choice experiment was undertaken to elicit tourist preferences for wind turbines at different distances from the shore. We also examined...
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Communities, nations, not-for-profit groups, and some mining, -infrastructure, and energy corporations are catching on to the fact that the ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems is vital to their search for sustainability and ecological accountability. The science of restoration ecology can provide the tools and major building blocks necess...
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Dans un premier temps, les auteurs présentent les fondements de l'évaluation économique du paysage, suivi d'une analyse de la littérature sous les deux angles des types de paysages et des méthodes employées. Il présentent ensuite la caractérisation de la demande de services de paysage, ce qui les conduit à recenser les difficultés théoriques et emp...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
*Assessing whether there is a case for prohibiting the widespread use of burning in the agricultural sector in Georgia *Communicating project outputs in a manner that can be appreciated by academic and non-academic audiences. Our first project output is shown in the video link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz3zkBRL94s&list=PLsQcCFzasV6orJM3yYYTc5qOa9Yj7fT76&index=35