The Sustainable Future Policy Lab uses cutting edge research results in environmental, natural resource and climate change economics to provide opinions and analyses aimed at policymakers, the public, businesses and journalists. Our contributors are leading authors in environmental economics, and contributions come from SFPLab members and external contributors. External contributions are reviewed by our editors before publication.
All our contributions are based on the latest research results and grounded in environmental economics theory and practise. Our aims are (1) to provide a rapid response to current events providing expertise and background information on policy relevant questions; (2) to provide policy advice to governments, institutions and NGOs on different aspects of the environmental and climate debate; and (3) to highlight current academic research from the SFPLab team. With this initiative we provide a policy-relevant voice for environmental economists to make their research accessible to policy makers, companies and the general public.
We publish four types of contributions: Analyses are research-based articles on policy-relevant issues related to sustainability and environmental issues. Opinions are research-based discussions that, in addition to analysing current policy-relevant issues, also contain the personal opinion of the researcher. We also strongly invite Analyses and Opinions from external contributors (submissions from external contributors).
In the news contains policy-relevant contributions of SFPLab members in other non-academic outlets and not contributed solely to SFPLab. Publications gives an overview of the recent academic publications of the SFPLab containing a brief yet policy-relevant summary.
Disclaimer: The contributors to this site do so in a personal capacity and their posts do not represent the views of the organizations for which they work, nor the agencies which fund them. The contributors are solely responsible for the content of the site and receive no remuneration for their contributions.