个人简介
Prof. Sonia Quiroga
Prof. Sonia Quiroga
Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
标题: Exploring climate change policy co-benefits on health: systematizing the effects of nature promotion
摘要: 
The interconnection among climate, policies for environmental promotion and human health and wellbeing will gain importance in the following decades. Global change will bring new challenges to human health due to the spread of new diseases, pollution and the increased habitational density accompanying the spread of megacities. Policies that tackle impacts of climate change may suppose a financial and economic burden that could be reduced if adequate strategies are overtaken. This paper analyses the possible co-benefits in health that nature promotion policies destined to adapt to climate change, such as those encompassed in the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) category, could have over human health. In order to achieve this, we performed a review of the literature that lead to the extraction of enough quantitative data to support the theory that nature promotion can have a positive impact over human health. Through the construction of climate change scenarios-- based on RCP and SSP narratives-- we also model different shapes that could be adopted by this interrelation in the following decades, taking the year 2050 as time horizon. 
Keywords: Ecosystems and human health, green and blue areas, co-benefits, climate change adaptation, environmental policy

简介: 
Dr. Sonia Quiroga (Ph.D. on Economics, Complutense University, 2006) is currently, associate professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Alcala in Spain. Her research focuses on the quantitative relations of climate and economy specially understanding the climate risk implications on agriculture, ecosystems and health, and also on the analysis of the economic value of climate information. Methodological approaches include the econometric estimation of empirical relationships, CGE modeling, public participation methods and risk management tools. 
Recent work includes the participation in the following projects: INHERIT (Identifying ways of living, moving and consuming that protect the environment and promote health and health equity), funded by EU Commission H2020 program, where leading a research team valuing the cost-benefits of health and environment addressed interventions; andtheEU Cost Action project TOBEWELL (Tourism, wellbeing and ecosystem services), ECOHEALTH (Analyzing co-benefits among ecosystems and health to cope with climate change risks)Spanish Climate Change Office funded, among others. 
Also has been part of several other EU FP7 projects including FUNDIV (Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe); ClimateCost (Full costs of climate change), WASSERMED (Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean), PESETA IPTS-JRC (Projection of economic impacts of climate change in sectors of Europe based on bottom-up analysis), etc.
She has contributed to a range of UN divisions in the field of climate and environmental risks and economic impacts of related programs. Some organizations, where she was contributing as a consultant,are WMO (World Meteorological Organization), WB (World Bank), UNFCCC (United Nations Convention Framework for Climate Change), UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
She has published in a variety of international journals including Environmental Science and Policy, Land Use Policy, Regional Environmental Change, Climatic Change, Natural Hazards and Earth System Science.
Recent research papers:
Sarvasova Z, Ali T, Djordjevic I, Lukmine D, Quiroga S, Suarez C, Hrib M, Rondeux J, Mantzanas KT, Franz K. (2017). Natura 2000 payments for private forest owners in Rural Development Programmes 2007–2013 - a comparative view. Journal of Forest Policy and Economics, (In Press).
Quiroga S, Suárez C, Fernández-Haddad Z, Philippidis G. (2017) Levelling the playing field for European Union agriculture: Does the Common Agricultural Policy impact homogeneously on farm productivity and efficiency? Land Use Policy, 68, 179-188.
Feliciano D., Bouriaud L, Brahic E, Deuffic P, Dobsinska Z, Jarsky V, Lawrence A, Nybakk E, Quiroga S, Suarez C, Ficko A. (2017). Understanding private forest owners’ conceptualisation of forest management: Evidence from a survey in seven European countries, Journal of Rural Studies, 54, 162-176.
Quiroga S, Suárez C, Solís JD, Martínez-Juárez P. (2017). A micro-econometric analysis of climate change drivers for coffee crops transition to cacao in Mesoamerican countries. Proceedings of the 7th Economics & Finance Conference, Tel Aviv. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 311-326.
Quiroga S, Cerdá E. (2017). Exploring farmers’ selection of crop protection levels as an adaptation strategy to climate risks.Proceedings of the 7th Economics & Finance Conference, Tel Aviv. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 327-353.
Quiroga S., Suárez C. (2016). Climate change and water scarcity effects on the rural income distribution in the Mediterranean: A case study for Spain. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science.(Spetial Issue on Climate change, extreme events and hazards in the Mediterranean region), 16, 1–17.