Oliver Hölzinger

Oliver Hölzinger holds a 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. Clients include different Wildlife Trusts and Local Nature Partnerships across the UK, Birmingham City University, Birmingham City Council, Staffordshire County Council and the Business Council for Sustainable Development (UK BCSD).

Besides his work as consultant Oliver is also part-time research fellow and 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 ecosystem services can be better acknowledged and implemented in governmental and corporate decision-making processes as well as corresponding policy instruments. He evaluates which barriers exist keeping decision-makers from implementing the value of ecosystem services into their everyday decisions and which actions and tools can mitigate such barriers.

Oliver is member of the Valuing Nature Network (VNN), the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI), the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD-UK) Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) task force, and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network (EKN).

 

Publications:

Studies & Research Reports

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

Hölzinger, O. & Sadler, J., Forthcoming. Birmingham Natural Capital Balance Sheet, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O. & Everard, M., Forthcoming. Staffordshire Ecosystem Assessment. Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire.

Hölzinger, O, Forthcoming. Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull Ecosystem Assessment - Phase 1. Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull Local Biodiversity Action Partnership, Warwick.

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. & 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. Work Package Report 10: 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. Multiple Challenge Map for Birmingham - Ecosystem Services Supply and Demand Maps. Birmingham City Council, Birmingham.

Hölzinger, O., Grayson, N., Christie, M. & Coles, R., 2013. 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. & Morris, J., 2011. The Economic Evaluation of Moorcroft Wood LNR and the Influence of the Black Country Living Landscape Community Involvement Programme. 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 - The Total Economic Value of Ecosystem Services provided by the Urban Green Infrastructure. Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham.

Meyer, B., Küchler, S. & Hölzinger, O., 2010. Staatliche Förderungen der Stein- und Braunkohle im Zeitraum 1950 - 2008. Green Budget Germany, Berlin.

 

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.

 

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


Books & Book Sections

Hölzinger, O., 2011. Economic Valuation in Practice: The Green Infrastructure in Birmingham and the Black Country. In Young, C, Besenyei, L., Hooper, I. and Moreton-Jones, K. (eds.). Landscape ecology and ecosystem services. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of IaleUK, Wolverhampton: IaleUK, pp. 210–213.

Hölzinger, O., 2010. Institutionenökonomische Analyse des Politikversagens beim Klimaschutz: Warum dem Marktversagen “Klimawandel” ein massives Politikversagen “Klimaschutz” entgegensteht. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.