Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2018
to take place 19 - 25 August 2018.
The programme this year is focused on
Green Economy for Smart and Sustainable Cities: Economics, Ecosystems and Policy
and we will be
delighted to welcome you at St Hilda's College, Oxford.
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Our confirmed invited speakers will include Prof. Michael Batty (UCL), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome and World Future Council), Prof. Juan Marinez-Alier (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Lord Norman Foster's Office (Foster and Partners), Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe), Prof. Dave Elliott (The Open University), Mr Peter Massini (Greater London Authority), Ms Jo Colwell (Oxford City Council), Ms Milena Ivkovic (Vice President, ISOCARP), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies).
The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation with a particular focus on smart and sustainable cities, 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 address three key elements of the new economy transformation: an industrial ecology approach, multiple criteria methods for decision making and new tools for measuring progress as well as a wealth of more applied discussions with key stakeholders and decision makers.
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 Summer and Winter Schools in Ecological Economics organized by Environment Europe attracted participants from 53 countries, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, China, India, Bhutan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, 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.
Participants of the Oxford Summer, Winter and Spring Schools in Ecological Economics frequently include representatives of UNDP, UNEP, ILO, OECD, IUCN, WWF, environmental ministries, companies, NGOs and leading universities.
We will be delighted to see you in Oxford! Please complete your full application by 15 June 2018 via the link below
Environment Europe is a sustainability think-tank based in Oxford. We focus on ecological-economic research, consultancy, and education. Our Summer and Winter Schools in Ecological Economics have attracted participants from 52 countries. We have conducted research in the areas of green economy reform, climate change mitigation, sustainable waste management, ecosystems and biodiversity, and well-being for international organizations, government and business.