Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

will take place 9-13 January 2017.

The School will focus on Ecosystem Services and Macroeconomy: Linkages, Assessment and Policy and will be delighted to welcome you in the sunny Palma de Majorca, Spain at the time of almonds in bloom.

The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics, with a particular focus on ecosystem services and macroeconomy. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, finance, politics, international relations, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability. The course will be composed of theoretical, policy and case study modules and will address the key elements of the new ecosystem services and macroeconomy interaction: methodological approaches to analyzing ecosystem services: the cascade model, valuation approaches, multiple criteria methods, the REDD negotiations, finance for the green economy, economic instruments, regulation, environmental taxes, environmentally extended input-output analysis and applications to ecological conflicts, climate change and ecosystem services, cities and ecosystem services and multiple dimensions of ecosystem values as well as case studies from around the world. The Winter School will feature interactive simulation games.

Our lecturers will include the leaders in the field of ecosystem services and ecological economics: Dr Joachim Spangenberg (SERI Germany), Prof. Juan Martinez-Alier (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe Ltd), Mr Nick Robins (UNEP FI), Erik Gomez-Baggethun (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), Dr Aiora Zabala (Cambridge University), Ambassador Kevin Conrad (Coalition for Rainforest Nations), Prof. Miranda Schreurs (Technical University of Munich), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies).

Please apply via the link: http://environmenteurope.org/education/8 before 1 December 2016!

Educational forums organized by Environment Europe have already attracted participants from over 40 countries including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Iceland, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Malta, Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia, Latvia, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Ghana, Nigeria, China, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Among our alumni are members of UNDP, UNEP, OECD & DEFRA staff, PhD students, academics, business (SHELL, DELOITTE) and NGO representatives.

Make friends for life and share the unforgettable experience. We will be delighted to see you in Palma de Majorca!

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