Majorca Winter School in Ecological Economics 2017

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.

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.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2016.