December 12, 2018

About CEEP

The Consultancy for Environmental Economics & Policy (CEEP) is based in Birmingham, UK and is the consultancy of Oliver Hölzinger who acts as sole trader. Oliver has founded CEEP in 2011.

The focus of CEEP is to undertake research and consultancy services aiming at better revealing and implementing the monetary and non-monetary value of nature into policy tools and decesion-making processes.

Oliver Hölzinger, the face behind CEEP, holds a German diploma (similair to Master) in ecological economics from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. His studies were focussed on sustainability economics and management. In 2010 he entered the UK and started working as freelance consultant. He specialised on valuing ecosystem services and developing methods and tools to better implement such values into decision-making processes.

Besides his work as consultant, Oliver is also part-time PhD researcher at the School for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES), University of Birmingham. Main aim of his interdisciplinary research is to identify how the value of Natural Capital and ecosystem services can be better acknowledged and implemented in decision-making processes as well as corresponding policy instruments.

Oliver’s Publications:

Books

Hölzinger, O., 2010. Institutionenökonomische Analyse des Politikversagens beim Klimaschutz: Warum dem Marktversagen “Klimawandel” ein massives Politikversagen “Klimaschutz” entgegensteht (Translation: Institutional Economic Analysis of the Political Failure in Climate Protection: Why the Market Failure “Climate Change“ is opposed by a Significant Political Failure “Climate Protection“). VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. ISBN: 978-3639313147

Papers

Hölzinger, O., Horst, D. van der & Sadler, J., 2014. City-wide Ecosystem Assessments – Lessons from Birmingham. Ecosystem Services. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.05.003

Research Reports

Smith, A., Berry, P., Dunford, R., Hölzinger, O., Howard, B., Norton, L., Sadler, J. & Scott, A., 2018. An Eco-metric Approach to Growing Natural Capital. Report to Natural England, University of Oxford, Oxford (unpublished).

Hölzinger, O. 2017. Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Natural Capital Scoping Study. Malvern Hills AONB Partnership, Malvern.

Hölzinger, O. & Haysom, K., 2017. Chimney Meadows Ecosystem Services Assessment – An assessment of how the new Management of Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust Impacts on the Value of Ecosystem Services. Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. Oxford.

Hölzinger, O. & Laughlin, P., 2017. Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Natural Capital Assessment, The Cornwall AONB Unit, Truro

Scott, A., Hölzinger, O. & Sadler, J., 2017. Making Plans for Green Infrastructure in England: Review of National Planning and Environmental Policies and Project Partners’ Plans. Northumbria University & University of Birmingham, Newcastle & Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., 2016. Marches Ecosystem Assessment – an Assessment of the Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Value in Herefordshire, Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin. Shropshire Council on behalf of the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Local Nature Partnership, Shropshire.

Hölzinger, O., 2016. Birmingham Urban Wellbeing Park Cost-Benefit Analysis. Witton Lodge Community Association, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O. & Laughlin, P., 2016. Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Natural Capital Assessment. The Cornwall AONB Unit, Truro.

Hölzinger, O., Laughlin, P. & Grayson, N., 2016. Planning for Sustainable Land-Use – The Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) Project. RICS Research Trust, London.

Hölzinger, O., 2015. Birmingham & Black Country Nature Improvement Area Ecosystem Assessment. The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & The Black Country, Birmingham.

Scott, A., Carter, C., Hölzinger, O., Everard, M., Rafaelli, D., Hardman, M., Baker, J., Glass, J., Leach, K., Wakeford, R., Reed, M., Grace, M., Sunderland, T., Waters, R., Corstanje, R., Glass, R., Grayson, N., Harris, J. & Taft, A., 2014. UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (NEAFO): Tools – Applications, Benefits and Linkages for Ecosystem Science (TABLES). UNEP-WCMC, LWEC, UK.

Hölzinger, O., Carvalho, S., Atkinson, S. & Slater, A., 2013. Birmingham & Black Country Nature Improvement Area Evaluation Report: Baseline & 2012/2013. Birmingham and The Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., Tringham, N., Grayson, N. & Coles, R., 2013. Birmingham Green Living Spaces Plan: Multiple Challenge Map for Birmingham – Ecosystem Services Supply and Demand Maps. Birmingham City Council, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., Grayson, N., Christie, M. & Coles, R., 2013. Birmingham Green Living Spaces Plan: Ecosystem Services Evaluation for Birmingham’s Green Infrastructure. Birmingham City Council, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., 2012. The Economic Evaluation of Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood LNR. Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O. & Dench, D., 2011. The Economic Value of Gwen Finch Wetland Reserve. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcester.

Hölzinger, O., 2011. The Value of Green Infrastructure in Birmingham and the Black Country. Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham.

Tools

Hölzinger, O., Sadler, J. & Scott, A. The Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT), CEEP & University of Birmingham, Birmingham

Guidance & Reviews

Hölzinger, O., 2014. Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) Guidance. Published as part of the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (NEAFO), Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., 2014. Ecosystem Assessment Guidance. Published as part of the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (NEAFO), Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., Sunderland, T. & Carter, C., 2014. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) Tool Review. Published as part of the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (NEAFO), Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

Sunderland, T. & Hölzinger, O., 2013. Using Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to make decisions under the Ecosystem Approach: Guidance Document. Published as part of the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (NEAFO), Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

Case Studies

Hölzinger, O. & Grayson, N., 2018. NCPT Case Study Report: Langley Sustainable Urban Extension. CEEP, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., 2018. NCPT Case Study Report: Black Country Garden City. CEEP, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., 2018. NCPT Case Study Report: Central Bedfordshire Land Allocation. CEEP, Birmingham.