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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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
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