Environment Europe pleased to announce the Oxford summer school on environmental Economics to be held on August 25-29, 2014 in Oxford, UK.
This course focuses on the latest techniques and policy applications in the environmental economy - an area that has emerged in response to the global crisis of sustainability. Environmental Economics is focused on sustainable development, and is based on the experience of a number of disciplines:,
ecology, physics, environmental Sciences, sociology, psychology, theory of complex systems, etc.
to address current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water scarcity, lack of social cohesion and sustainability challenges.
Environmental Economics is critical of the dominant approaches to decision-making, namely cost-benefit analysis, the use of GDP as a key measure of economic progress, and the limitations of economic models that do not take into account resource and environmental constraints.
The green economy and Beyond GDP movements are inspired by the ideas proposed by environmental economists.
The number of places in the summer school is strictly limited.