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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.

ESEE provides a forum so that we might all better understand these issues. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member.

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6 Doctoral Positions

The Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE provides the environment for interdisciplinary doctoral
projects, addressing and linking the ecological, economic and social aspects of ecosystem service
research. The young scientists trained in

ESCALATE will be able to develop, implement and conduct
interdisciplinary projects in different types of institutes, such as in research, non-governmental organizations, or NGO consultancy agencies. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of interdisciplinary topics in the field of ecosystem service research and conduct their project in an international and integrative working environment.

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New Book: Enough Is Enough : Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources

by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill

Published by Routledge in the UK/Europe

We’re overusing the earth’s finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough, Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more.  They explore specific strategies to conserve natural resources, stabilize population, reduce inequality, fix the financial system, create jobs, and more—all with the aim of maximizing long-term well-being instead of short-term profits. Filled with fresh ideas and surprising optimism, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.

“A lucid, informed, and highly constructive

book.”  — Noam Chomsky

For more information see: http://steadystate.org/enough-is-enough

ESEE summer school June 17-18, 2013, Reims

Preceding the ESEE 2013 conference in Lille, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) and ESEE will be organising a two day workshop focused on postgraduate students. Linking to the conference theme, the workshop theme will be Ecological Economics and Institutionalist Approaches. The idea

of the summer school is to bring together around 40 selected PhD and Masters students with 10 senior researchers from within ESEE, providing space for discussion and exchange. Past participants of ESEE summer schools, including

the 2011 ESEE pre-conference workshop in Istanbul, are particularly invited to join as mentors who will buddy casino online portugal up with less experienced researchers. » Read the full article