Fall Workshop

Online via Zoom • September 28 and 29, 2023 • 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time

The live event has ended. Workshop recordings are available for purchase here>> 

Frontiers in Natural Capital and Green Accounting will be held on September 28 and 29, 2023, from 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET online via Zoom. The workshop is structured to help participants navigate this rapidly-developing space that has been in part spurred by the release of the U.S. National Strategy for Natural Capital Accounts and Associated Environmental-Economic Statistics as well as international efforts.

Panelists will share their knowledge from a variety of perspectives on the following aspects of the topic:

  • History and background; 
  • Structure of national accounts and relationship to natural resource and the environment; 
  • Environmental-economic accounts and analysis beyond benefit-cost analysis; and 
  • Research gaps and next steps.

Thank you to Eli Fenichel, Yale University, for organizing!

Professional registration fees are $75 for AERE members and $100 for non-members*.
Student registration fees are $20 for AERE student members and $40 for non-member full-time students*.
Interested in attending as a group? Email [email protected] for discounted rates. 

*Registration fees are waived for students and faculty at Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. Proof of affiliation required when submitting your online registration.

Please note: All sessions will be recorded. Registrants will have access to the recordings for one (1) year.

The live event has ended. Workshop recordings are available for purchase here.


Thursday, September 28, 2023

2:15 - 2:25 p.m. - Welcome
Speaker: Eli Fenichel (Yale University)
2:25 - 2:50 p.m. - Keynote: Past, Present, and Future of UK Environmental-Economic Accounting: A National Statistical Office Perspective
Speaker: Ian Townsend (Office for National Statistics)
2:50 - 3:50 p.m. - History, Background, and Relevance Today
Speakers: Spencer Banzhaf (North Carolina State University), Rob Smith (International Institute for Sustainable Development), Jim Boyd (Resources for the Future), and Becky Chaplin-Kramer (World Wildlife Fund Inc.)
Moderator: Alessandra Alfier (International Monetary Fund)
3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Structure of National Accounts as It Relates to Environmental-Economic Accounting and Natural Capital Accounting
Speakers: Kristine Grimsrud (Stats Norway), Julie Hass (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis), and Carl Obst (Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting)
Moderator: Sathya Gopalakrishnan (The Ohio State University)


Friday, September 29, 2023

2:15 - 2:20 p.m. – Welcome & Recap
Speaker: Eli Fenichel (Yale University)
2:20 - 3:20 p.m. - Environmental-economic Accounts and Statistics Beyond Benefit-Cost Analysis
Speakers: Elizabeth Kiser (Federal Reserve Board), Matthew Agarwala (University of Cambridge), Randy Akee (UCLA), and Nick Muller (Carnegie Mellon)
Moderator: Jared Carbone (Colorado School of Mines)
3:20 - 3:50 p.m. - Breakout Rooms
3:50 - 4:50 p.m. - Research Gaps and Next Steps
Speakers: Ken Bagstad (U.S. Geological Survey), Stefanie Onder (World Bank), Ethan Addicott (University of Exeter), and Fran Moore (UC Davis)
Moderator: Joshua Abbott (Arizona State University)
4:50 - 5:00 p.m. - Closing
Speaker: Eli Fenichel (Yale University)



If you have a question about an upcoming AERE workshop, please contact [email protected]. Learn more about our past Fall Workshops here.