Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2017

Environment Europe

is pleased to announce that we are currently receiving applications for the

Oxford Summer School
in Ecological Economics 2017
to take place 27 August – 2 September 2017.

The programme this year is really special and we will be delighted to welcome you at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw 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. The course will be composed of a theoretical and applied modules and will focus on the green economy transformation: the approach of ecological economics, economic instruments of environmental regulation, ecological conflicts, REDD, ecosystem services, multiple criteria methods for decision making and new tools for measuring progress, ecological values, sustainable cities and renewable energy.

The course is designed for multiple points of entry and could be helpful for PhD students, government experts, representatives of international organizations and business. The course will give participants an opportunity to explore key methodologies for ecological-economic analysis and to apply these to various case studies. Oxford and Summer Winter Schools in Ecological Economics organized by Environment Europe attracted participants from 40 countries, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Bosnia, Latvia, Ghana, Nigeria, China, India, Taiwan, and Australia (please see the map: http://environmenteurope.org/education).

The course is taught by the leading ecological economists, environmental policy and sustainable urban development experts in Europe.

Our invited speakers will include Dr. Joachim Spangenberg (SERI Germany), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome and World Future Council), Dr Stefan Speck (European Environment Agency), Prof. Juan Marinez-Alier (Autonomous University of Barcelona, to be confirmed), Prof. Jacqueline McGalde (UNEP, to be confirmed), (Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe), Ambassador Kevin Conrad (Coalition for Rainforest Nations), Mr Nick Robins (UNEP Finance Initiative), Dr Erik Gomez-Baggethun (Norwegian Institute of Nature Research), Prof. Dave Elliott (The Open University), Dr Aiora Zabala (University of Cambridge), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies).

Educational forums organized by Environment Europe have already attracted participants from 37 countries including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Iceland, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia, Latvia, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, China, India, 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.

We will be delighted to see you in Oxford! Please complete your application by 1 May 2017 via http://environmenteurope.org/education/9.

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