Macro-Economische modellen voor integrale besluitvorming (BO-43-108-019)

Project: LNV project

Project Details


Integrating biodiversity into other societal domains is one of the three focal points in the MMIP Land Nature. In this project, we focus on broadening the criteria for economic success.  This requires that natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity and other "soft" values be given a place in economic models, just as human capital, physical capital, trade flows and CO2 emissions have. In addition, it also has (as yet under-utilised) possibilities for calculating environmental and nutrient-related effects on public health. Extra attention will be paid to biodiversity.

The project has the following objectives: 

  1. Integrating nature, natural capital, the environment, climate and public health (particularly fine particles) in macro-economic policy models for integrated policy making. The primary focus is on extending the economic model (MAGNET) to include nature and biodiversity (including data issues) and to devote attention to the other aspects;
  2. Case studies on policy (advice). The focus is on the building task and the agricultural task and the interrelationships such as the supply of biotic building materials;
  3. Developing a "proof of principle" of nature, natural capital, environment, climate and public health (especially fine dust) integrated in a macro-economic model (MAGNET);
  4. Interaction throughout the project with OECD, Ministry of Finance and Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) on methodological steps and making their models more integrated and thus better.

The result of the project will be better macro-economic assessments at the European, national and regional levels, including knock-on effects on other regions of the world.

This proposal contributes to the block "Integrating biodiversity in other social domains" (see Theory of Change (ToC) of the MMIP) by integrating aspects of nature and biodiversity in (macro) economic policy models (trade, construction, agriculture and forestry, economic growth) so that policy decisions become nature-inclusive.

Effective start/end date1/01/2231/12/24


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