The Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Environment Europe is pleased to announce the Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics to take place 25-29 August 2014 in Oxford, UK. 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, sustainable urban development, 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.

We are pleased to confirm participation of Prof. Peter Soderbaum, Mr Jock Martin of the European Environment Agency, Prof. Herbert Girardet and Prof. Dave Elliott.

Number of places is strictly limited. Please apply via the link below:
http://environmenteurope.org/education/3

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