Conference at the Gates is a protest/workshop/conference for academics and activists to resist both militarism and DSEI- the world’s biggest arms fairs. It will be a day of learning, resisting and collaborating, in an attempt to blur the lines between activism and academia. It is part of Stop The Arms Fair – a coalition of groups and individuals who have joined forces to put an end to DSEI and all UK arms fairs.
The workshop wants to discuss how economic ABM can become more credible by designing them following standard principles of validation and verification. We would like to exchange ideas about methods discussed in literature, such as sensitivity analyses, guidelines for rigor, or the “systematic design of experiments” (DOE). » Read the full article
Ecosystem Services and Macroeconomy: Linkages, Assessment and Policy
Dates: 9-13 January 2017
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. » Read the full article