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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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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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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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