In light of current and future environmental challenges there is a need for sustainable development that integrates both environmental aspects and incentives for environmentally sound outcomes into decision making. This includes the valuation of environmental resources and ecosystems and the services that they can provide as well as exploration of market-based instruments as a means to encourage and reward environmentally sound behaviour. In this capacity, MRAG regularly leads assessments of the benefits and costs of environmental policy, in order to provide a balanced view to policy makers, both within and outside the EU. MRAG has also applied environmental economics in the modelling of resource systems and in the development and uptake of indicators of sustainability, recognising that well-being and policy effectiveness cannot be measured only in economic terms, but should also take into account environmental and social implications.

Projects

Title Region Start Date
The cost of not-ending harmful subsidies by 2020.

In the Sustainable Development Goals adopted as targets for international development…

Global
Study on costs, benefits and nature of an extended European Ocean Observing System

The objective of this study was to provide evidence to help guide the options for the…

Europe
MRAG Project Studies on the sustainability of deep sea fisheries and the economics of the EU deep water trawling fleet operating in the North East Atlantic

WWF requested for MRAG to undertake two studies to support their internal briefing and…

Atlantic Ocean
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Fisheries Management.

The work undertaken by MRAG for GSGSSI comprises general and specific advice on the…

Atlantic Ocean
MRAG Project Scoping the potential benefits of undertaking an ecosystem assessment for England

This study reviewed the potential benefits of a Millennium Assessment (MA) type…

Europe
MRAG Project Improving water management for tropical river fisheries

The overall purpose of the project was to improve water policy and decision-making at…

Global
MRAG Project Research into the problems of illegal fishing in SE Asia

This project was a joint venture between the governments of Australia and Indonesia to…

Asia
MRAG Project Study and analysis of the IUU fishing situation in the SADC region and an estimate of the economic, social and biological impact of this situation

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global issue with many harmful…

Africa
Design, testing and promotion of models generating national economic benefits through the control of foreign fishing

The purpose of the project was to improve local capacity within national agencies and…

Africa
Framework Contract for evaluation and impact assessment, Lot 3: International Dimension of the CFP

This is a framework contract where specific services will consist of assisting the…

Europe