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Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference

The seventh international Ecosystem Services Partnership conference is titled ‘Local action for the common good’. It will focus  on the use of the ecosystem  services concept at the local level, with special emphasis on Latin America and Costa Rica.

In addition to several high-level keynotes and an opening address by the Costa Rican Minister of Environment, the core of the conference is built around 45 workshops and special sessions hosting over 270 presentations on a wide range of topics on the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services. Several EU funded projects will present results of 4-5 years of research on the use of Ecosystem Services in Community Based Ecosystem Management in Latin America and there are several free pre-conference trainings on practical tools for ecosystem service assessment. » Read the full article

The Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Environment Europe is pleased to announce the Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics to take place 25-29 August 2014 in Oxford, UK. 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, sustainable urban development, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability.

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Ethical underpinnings of climate economics – Call for paper

Workshop: Ethical underpinnings of climate economics

Helsinki 11-13 November 2014

The debates around climate change have renewed the interest in the relation between ethics and economics. The most recent indication of this is the Working Group III report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which takes the ethical foundations of climate mitigation policies explicitly into consideration. For the first time, influential climate ethicists were invited to be among the authors of the report. The aim was to connect the economic evaluation of climate policies to the discussion of the ethical issues.

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