Bringing economics to environmental policy making & helping citizens' concerns be heard in the process
Public policy and economic development should be designed and implemented to take full advantage of the positive relationships between human and natural communities. Key-Log Economics has deep experience in analyzing the ecological-economic implications of policy and development proposals and in supporting client’s intervention in national and state/provincial level environmental reviews, including by delivering expert testimony, and supporting clients’ strategic communications to secure environmental gains through administrative and legislative action.
applications and outcomes
Our research and has supported and helped shape NGO's engagement in public decisions about energy development & transmission, protected area designations, water quality improvement, and sustainable rural development. We have also pioneered the use of crowdsourcing and machine learning to ensure that citizen and experts input (public comment) on these proposals is fully counted and leveraged in decision making.
places and projects
U.S. West Including Alaska
South and Southeast Asia
Analysis of citizen Input on proposed elimination of protection for National Monuments
Case study: Ecosystem water-based ecosystem service value of U.S. Wilderness Areas
The Economic Values of Wilderness (Journal of Forestry article)