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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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Thinking across boundaries: Reimagining planning in the urban global south

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU), UCL, has the pleasure of inviting you to our 60th Anniversary Conference, 2-4 July 2014. The conference is the highlight of a year of celebrations marking the DPU’s 60 years of education, training, research, consultancy and knowledge sharing in urban and regional development policy and planning in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

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