UWA Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy

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    35 Stirling Highway, North West Agriculture Building (401), Ground Floor.

    6009 Crawley


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The UWA Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP) is a productive and successful research centre established in 2008 by Professor David Pannell. It is housed within The UWA School of Agriculture & Environment (SAGE) and is an approved UWA strategic research centre.

Our work addresses complex, multi-faceted environmental problems through quality multidisciplinary research, engagement and training.  We integrate information from physical sciences, biology, and social sciences within an economic framework, engage with government, industry and NGOs on environmental, social and economic policy issues to address knowledge gaps and build capacity, supervise postgraduate research students on topics related to environmental economics, and deliver hands-on training for all stakeholders using our decision support tools.  We specialise in the areas of marine and coastal, water, land, natural hazards, climate change, biodiversity and conservation.

CEEP’s mission is to undertake innovative research that will contribute to scientific knowledge in environmental economics in Australia and internationally; improve the management of our environment through research that informs public policy, bringing economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits for all; assist public and private investors in achieving the most highly-valued environmental outcomes through better targeted funding, employing appropriate policy mechanisms, and operating in a cost-effective way, and; provide solutions and build capacity through research services, training, advice and practical tools.

CEEP is funded through nationally competitive grants, industry research programs and independent contracts. We collaborate with many UWA researchers as well as researchers from other universities, research organisations and research corporations.

Organisation profile

CEEP contributes to most of the SDGs by providing evidence based research that will improve decision making and inform policy development on environmental issues related to water, conservation and biodiversity, land, marine and coastal, and climate change mitigation. CEEP was part of the large multidisciplinary team of researchers from 31 countries to publish a book that tackled how to apply specific solutions and policies aimed at meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Issues addressed include renewable energy, automated vehicles, vaccines, digital health, agricultural biotechnology, and precision agriculture. The book provides practical and relevant insights and advice to support policy makers and managers involved in sustainable development roles.

Adenle, A.A., Chertow, M.R., Moors, E.H.M. and Pannell, D.J. (eds) (2020). Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment and Energy, Oxford University Press, New York.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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