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PESC-3: A bottom-up contribution of European and Central Asian experts to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Register now for PESC-3: A bottom-up contribution of European and Central Asian experts to the IntergovernmentalPlatform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Deadline 30 April 2016.

We would like to draw your attention to the 3rd Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-3) that will take place from 14-16 June 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. The deadline for registration is 30 April 2016.
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Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2016

Green Economy, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Assessment

The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw 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. The course will be composed of a theoretical and applied modules and will address three key elements of the new economy transformation: an industrial ecology approach, multiple criteria methods for decision making and new tools for measuring progress. » Read the full article

ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement

The project will expand the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), a worldwide inventory of ecological distribution conflicts.

The initiative will analyze the alliance between the Global Environmental Justice Movement and the Degrowth movement in Europe.

Is there a Global Movement for Environmental Justice helping to push society and economy towards environmental sustainability? The project “ENVJUSTICE” led by ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier will try to prove there is through research on the many facets of this Global Movement for Environmental Justice. The project will be possible thanks to an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) awarded to Joan Martinez Alier with a fund of nearly €2 million. This is the most prestigious grant awarded by ERC, and it is designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and age to pursue groundbreaking, high-risk projects in Europe.

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