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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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PhD student Environmental Economics – Hasselt University

The research group Environmental Economics of the Faculty of Business Economics of Hasselt University (Belgium) seeks a PhD student Environmental Economics (4 year position). The research candidate will collaborate with several experienced researchers, and will work within the European HORIZON 2020 project (SUFISA).

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Jobs at BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change

The BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change offers a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship.  The successful applicant will assist in the development of system-based livestock farm modeling approaches in order to analyze strategies that help dairy farmers to both adapt to temperature rise and increased climate variability and reduce the overall GHG emissions (climate change mitigation).

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