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
Welcome to the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)!
ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).
ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.
ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.
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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.
You will join the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), a £17m investment by the Research Council’s UK Energy Programme in interdisciplinary energy research spanning 15 universities. UKERC is the UK’s flagship centre undertaking whole systems energy research, with a strong history of policy impact with the UK Government. It also acts as the gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. » Read the full article