Welcome at the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)!

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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The Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Environment Europe has just extended the deadline for the Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2015

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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Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Energy/Ecological Economics

You will join the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), a £17m investment by the Research Council’s UK Energy Programme in interdisciplinary energy research spanning 15 universities. UKERC is the UK’s flagship centre undertaking whole systems energy research, with a strong history of policy impact with the UK Government. It also acts as the gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. » Read the full article

Research Fellow in Energy, Material and Climate Policy

Research: Quantitative assessment of materials and energy policy – assessing the implications of introducing EU and UK policy in the field of material and energy policy

You will join a Research Council centre called UK INDEMAND which is a five year initiative to reduce the UK’s energy demand through changing our demand of materials and products across the whole supply chain. Within UK INDEMAND your primary role is to assess the introduction of economy wide policies to deliver energy demand reduction from both a whole systems macro perspective and within individual sectors. This is based on the idea that to reduce energy demand of the UK, we must take a broader perspective than just the energy system, considering the indirect energy implications of lifestyle choices. » Read the full article

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