Jon Lovett




Jon C. Lovett is Director of the Centre for Ecology, Law and Policy, and Chair in Global Challenges in School of Geography at the University of Leeds in the UK.

He was on the Programme Advisory Committee for the Natural Resources Systems Programme of the UK Department for International Development (1999-2006) and Senior Advisor to the Lower Kihansi Hydropower Environmental Monitoring and Catchment Management Projects, Tanzania (1996-2002). From 1996 to 1997 he was on the joint Economic and Social Science Research Council and Natural Environment Research Council committee on environmental economics and was responsible for preparing the policy report reviewing provision of advanced courses in environmental economics, environmental evaluation and risk assessment. He is associate editor of the African Journal of Ecology.

He has spent more than 12 years living and working in developing countries on a wide range of projects and has published extensively on natural resource management. His current research is focused on the broader implications of climate change, including the impacts of a shift to biofuels, and the institutional economics of decentralised community management of forests. He has lead and participated in numerous externally funded projects with support from the EU, research councils, government development agencies, non-governmental organisations and industry.

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Oct 2nd 2017

How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all? This course explores three basic principles when considering natural resource management: 1. The principles of justice. 2. Transaction costs. 3. The problem of aggregating social preferences, the so-called Arrow impossibility.

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Mar 20th 2017

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment? This course explores three basic principles when considering conflict in the natural environment: 1. The economics of the coming spaceship Earth; 2. Scarcity and conflict; 3.The environment as a weapon of war.

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Mar 6th 2017

Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism? This course explores three basic principles when considering how natural systems are organised: Causality; Internal dynamics vs external drivers; The mathematics of human ecology.

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Feb 20th 2017

How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?

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Feb 6th 2017

Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity? This course explores three basic principles when considering ecosystem services: 1. The nature of values 2. Coasian bargaining 3. The precautionary principle.

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Feb 8th 2016

How do we as humans impact nature and the environment? Find out in this free online environmental management course.

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Oct 19th 2015

Making decisions about managing natural resources can be difficult; this course explores why fairness needs to be part of policy.

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