We are happy to be able to announce our Call for Papers for a Special Volume on Technology and Degrowth, to be published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2016.
If you think you could make an interesting contribution, please submit your extended abstract or full manuscript via email to one of the members of the editorial team by August 31, 2015.
For more information follow the link or read the full Call for Papers below: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.107
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.
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