University of Helsinki in Finland has the following open faculty position: Professor of International Forest Policy.The professorship is within the major of Forest Economics and Marketing. The international research orientation includes analysis and evaluation of processes, programs, instruments and impacts of international forest and related policies. The position also focuses on enhancing the interaction between research, policy and decision-making. A significant share of the students is from abroad and they study in the English-language Master’s Degree Programme of the Department. » Read the full article
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.
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.