Wen Hao Low
MSc, BSc (Hons)
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MSc, BSc (Hons)
Wen Hao is an Assistant Economist at Forest Research. He conducts research on a broad spectrum of forestry economics and sustainable forest management topics. This includes the financial viability of agroforestry; application of Green Finance mechanisms to trees, woods, and forests; monetary valuation of forest ecosystem services; as well as climate change mitigation cost-effectiveness of Short Rotation Forestry for bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage.
Prior to joining Forest Research in January 2022, he completed an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in Environmental Resource Management) at Imperial College London and a BSc (Hons) in Economics at the University of Warwick. Through these degrees, he gained practical experience in applying economic theory as well as econometric and machine learning techniques to study environmental issues. This includes research on the effectiveness of forest certification in reducing deforestation using econometric panel regressions. It also includes investigations into the spatial-temporal dynamics and drivers of Amazonian wildfires using Random Forest analysis on geospatial data.
There is a need for Green Finance mechanisms to increase private investment in UK woodland creation and tree planting. Forest Research is exploring existing evidence on this topic, identifying innovative mechanisms, existing case studies and research gaps.
This research examines the applications of green finance to trees, woods, and forests (TWF) in the UK, focusing on innovative financing mechanisms. It investigates how green finance is defined and identifies financial mechanisms that have the potential to increase private investment into the country’s TWF.
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