Human activity is causing high rates global warming, biodiversity loss and inequality. Yet, surprisingly little is known about the extent to which socioeconomic factors exacerbate or ameliorate our impacts on biological diversity. One such factor, economic inequality, has been shown to affect public health, and has been linked to environmental problems in general. We tested how strongly economic inequality is related to biodiversity loss in particular. We found that among countries, and among US states, the number of species that are threatened or declining increases substantially with the Gini ratio of income inequality. At both levels of analysis, the connection between income inequality and biodiversity loss persists after controlling for biophysical conditions, human population size, and per capita GDP or income. Future research should explore potential mechanisms behind global warming, biodiversity loss and inequality.

Go Green and conserve environment.

Go Green and conserve environment.

relationship. Our results suggest that economic reforms would go hand in hand with, if not serving as a prerequisite for, effective conservationLearning Goal: I’m working on a economics writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Writing Assignment


The extensive rainforest in Africa’s Congo Basin is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Its peatlands are also a vast store of carbon.

Thus far, this area remains relatively undeveloped.But permits to exploit possible oil and natural gas reserves in various areas in this region have recently been sold by the
DRC government, even though the government has come under international pressure to protect the rainforest.

The Assignment

The assignment is in several parts. Please address these, in turn, in the course of your answer.

* From a global perspective, what do you think would be the best way for land to be used in the Congo region, and why?Please note that there are implications for global warming, biodiversity, and inequality.

* Next, how would you advise governments in the region to use their land, drawing on ideas from Public Economics? (The cases of Belize and Costa Rica may be instructive.)

* Related to the previous part, what policies would you suggest (and why) in order to bring about the recommended land usage?

As a reference, I would suggest you look up some of the very relevant discussion in the Dasgupta Review of 2021 (the 610-page version).

Then, please write a thoughtful, well-constructed, carefully-researched economics essay, setting out your ideas in answer to the above parts of the question.

Page length: your answer should be between 4.5 and 5 pages long (excluding references).

Your answers must be typed, using one-and-a-half line spacing, 12-point font, and a minimum of 1-inch margins.

In addition, you will need to submit a written outline that gives the structure of your answer. This should be handed in at the same time as the assignment itself. It will be
graded, but will not contribute to the page limit.

The essay should be entirely your own work. If you make use of other sources (as you should), please cite these appropriately. As I noted previously with the first writing assignment, if you do use text written by others directly, it must be enclosed in “…” and cited accurately in a separate References section at the end of your paper. (References do not contribute to the page limit.) As an example, if you quoted from something like the Stern Review directly, you should footnote that source (as “See Stern (2007), page n.”) and then add the reference at the end:

Stern, Nicholas (2007), The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, Cambridge University Press.

(Upon submission, your assignment will be reviewed using Ouriginal, which will checkimmediately for any plagiarism. Your answers must be your own work, obviously. Having someone else write all or part of this assignment for you constitutes an academic offence, as would ‘borrowing’ text written by others in an unattributed way.)


The assignment is worth 18 percent of the overall grade. Your essay will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. The depth of your research: especially, have you managed to uncover any interesting aspects of the Dasgupta Review that can be incorporated into your policy proposals?(Please show that you have a clear understanding of the relevant portion of the Review.)
2. The creativity you demonstrate in proposing viable recommendations. 3. The quality of your economic analysis.
4. The organization of your essay: is your argument clear and cogent?
5. The quality of your writing.

The key articles are listed here:

The key reference is the 2021 Dasgupota Review. The full version is visible here:…Links to an external site.……………………

Requirements: 5 pages