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Last minute opportunity at the Oxford Spring School in Ecological Enonomics

One extra place is available at the Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics to take place 24 – 30 March 2019, the deadline has been extended until 31 January 2019.
Mr Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF will be giving a special talk at the School to take place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. This year the School is devoted to Green Economy for Countries, Cities and Regions: Ecosystems, Economy, Policy. The programme includes interventions from The Club of Rome, Sustainable Europe Research Institute The Open University, Imperial College London, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies and Environment Europe.

DG Marco Lambertini (WWF), Prof. Joachim Spangenberg (SERI), Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe Ltd), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome), Prof. Dave Elliott (The Open University), Prof. Erik Gomez-Baggethun (University of Life Sciences, Norway), Prof. Victoria Hurth (Plymouth University), Dr. Stanislava Boscovich (Imperial College London), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies) have confirmed their participation in the School.

The School will take place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and will address key elements of the green economy transformation with a particular focus on ecosystems, economy and policy, 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, 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 and applied modules and will address the key elements of the environment-economy interaction: the foundations of ecological economics, methodological approaches of input-output analysis, multi-criteria decision aid, ecological conflicts around the world, regenerative cities, smart cities, sustainable transport, sustainable urbanism, renewable energy, urban planning, ecosystem services and case studies from around the world. The Summer School will feature interactive simulation games.
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, Winter and Spring 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, Switzeland, 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, including representatives of UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, OECD, ILO, DEFRA staff, NGOs, academia and business, including Shell and Deloitte.

Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics

The School will take place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and 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 Green Economy for Countries, Cities and Regions: Ecosystems, Economy, Policy. 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 and applied modules and will address the key elements of the environment-economy interaction: the foundations of ecological economics, methodological approaches, finance for the green economy, ecological conflicts, the story of REDD, economic instruments, regulation, environmental taxes, environmentally extended input-output analysis, multiple criteria methods, as well as renewable energy, regenerative cities, ecosystem service and case studies from around the world. The Summer School will feature interactive simulation games.
The lecturers will include the leaders in the field of ecological economics: Dr Joachim Spangenberg (SERI Germany), Prof. Juan Martinez-Alier (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Dr Stanislav Shmelev (Environment Europe Ltd), Prof. Robert Ayres (INSEAD), Dr Stefan Speck (European Environment Agency), Ambassador Kevin Conrad (Coalition for Rainforest Nations), Prof. Dave Elliott (The Open University), Prof. Herbert Girardet (The Club of Rome), Prof. Irina Shmeleva (Institute of Sustainable Development Strategies).
The course is designed for multiple points of entry and could be helpfulfor 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 SummerWinter Schools in Ecological Economics organized by Environment Europe attracted participants from over 40 countries, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Bosnia, Latvia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jordan, Sri Lanka, China, India, Taiwan, and Australia, including UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, OECD, ILO, DEFRA staff, NGOs, academia and business, including Shell and Deloitte.

States general of the green economy, follow the live streaming

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The States General of the Green Economy are promoted by the italian National Council of the Green Economy, made up of 66 business organisations that represent the green economy in Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economic Development.

The sixth edition will be held on the 7th and 8th November 2017 during the event Ecomondo, Rimini (Italy)

The live streaming will be available thanks to WEECNETWORK on the site on General States, on italia.weecnetwork.org and – in english – on weecnetwork.org

On November 7, at 10.30 am, will be presented the 3rd Green Report on Green Economy 2017 and the Green Economy transition program, during the Plenary Session. Therefore, the General States 2017 will be the place for a direct confrontation between the National Council of Green Economy, which has drafted theplatform and the various political forces, in view of the upcoming elections.

On the 7th November during the afternoon there will be the thematic analysis, with 5 parallel sessions focused on:

– The Green Cities network in Italy
– The future of the Paris Agreement and national energy policies
– Circular Economy: Implementation and Implementation of the European Waste Directives
– Future mobility: less, electric, green and shared
– Green economy and industrial policies

On November 8 (9.30am) there will be the final plenary session “Europe, China and the US: the future of Green Economy in the new world equilibrium”. There will be compared current and future scenarios of green growth in the international context. It will start from how global political and economic scenarios have changed dramatically with respect to the Paris Accord, which has defined global goals and commitments to tackle climate change, to discuss future scenarios.

What are the governments doing and what is the role and weight of big companies? A talk between international companies, institutional representatives from Europe, China and the USA, and world-class green economy experts.

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