Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

Publish Date: Oct 17, 2016

Deadline: Dec 01, 2016

Event Dates: from Jan 09, 2017 12:00 to Jan 13, 2017 12:00


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 and applied 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 Summer 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).

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 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.

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

The requirements for the School

1. After you have successfully registered for the Summer School, you will receive access to the required readings. You will also receive access to over 100 seminal papers in ecological economics, which will provide a useful background reading in sustainability.

2. Each participant will have to prepare a presentation about his or her background (brief) and project (in more detail) so that all the course participants could get acquainted with you and your work better. The presentation should take 15 min and will be given on the first day of the course.

3. Each participant will be required to develop an independent or a collaborative project and present the preliminary results: methodology, data, key research questions, anticipated conclusion, including the sources of possible surprises, non-linearities and unpredictable behaviour.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2016. Application fee £25.

Deadline for early registrations: 15 November 2016

Registration fees:

Academic (proof is required): £1175
National and city governments and NGOs: £1675
Business: £2175

(Accommodation is not included, lunches and coffee will be provided, we will make available a recommended list of hotels with an average daily rate of €50)

Deadline for late registrations: 15 December 2016

Registration fees:

Academic (proof is required): £1575
National and city governments and NGOs: £2075
Business: £2575

(Accommodation is not included, lunches and coffee will be provided, we will make available a recommended list of hotels with an average daily rate of €50)

Environment Europe alumni will be eligible for a £100 discount.

Please note that registration fees cannot be refunded.

For more official information click "Further official information" below and fill in the online application form.

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