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ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.

ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

ESEE provides a forum so that we might all better understand these issues. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member.

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Recent Posts


Postdoc Scholarships within Environmental Economic Modelling and Policy

The Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark is offering two postdoctoral
research positions as part of the projects Go4Baltic and BalticApp; newly funded BONUS research projects on the
sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea. The positions are to be filled as soon as possible.

Description of the positions
General: Both of the Bonus projects BalticAPP (Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural
science and economics) and Go4Baltic (Coherent policies and governance of the Baltic Sea Ecosystems) are funded
under the BONUS call 2014, and both projects involve research collaboration between research institutions around the Baltic Sea.

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Environmental Economics – Senior Researcher/Researcher/

Environmental Economics – two positions (ID 718037)

The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for two positions in Environmental Economics to strengthen the research, advisory, and teaching capability of the department. One of the positions is a fixed 4-year position as researcher (equivalent to assistant professor), while the other may be filled with a candidate at either the Senior researcher (equivalent to an associate professor) or researcher level. The positions are to be filled by 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.
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The Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Policies and Innovation for a Green Economy

This course explores the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field emerged in response to global sustainability crisis. With a clear sustainable development focus, it draws on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability. Ecological economics has been critical of the dominant approaches to decision making, namely cost-benefit analysis, the use of GDP as a key economic progress measure and the limits of the economic models not taking into account resource and environmental constraints. ‘Green Economy’ and ‘Beyond GDP’ movements are inspired by the ideas proposed by ecological economists.

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