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Online course: Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

¬†What past students have said: ‚ÄúBrilliant course for people working in NGOs wishing to understand the basic concepts of ecological economics. The methods and tool introduced through case studies, …

Climate change, ecosystem services, and costs of action and inaction: scoping the interface

By¬†Beatriz Rodr√≠guez‚ÄźLabajos Abstract¬†Cost calculations related to climate change have accrued much¬†intellectual effort. However, few works approach the assessment from the¬†point of view of the effects of climate variability and change in¬†ecosystem …

Unburnable fuels. How to keep the oil in the soil

Today, a global coalition of economists and activists release a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave “unburnable” fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied …

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil

Ejolt report 6:¬†Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil The low resolution report can be downloaded¬†here. The high resolution report can be downloaded¬†here. Abstract This Report …

Unburnable Fuel. High time for a new European policy approach to tackle climate change

Exploring and exploiting new sources of fossil fuels will propel CO2 emissions above 550 ppm. It is an irresponsible waste of money, and policy is called upon to stop this …

Green accounting

‚ÄėGreen accounting‚Äô is the popular term for environmental and natural resource accounting, which incorporates environmental assets and their source and sink functions into national and corporate accounts (see Bartelmus, 2008, …

New ecological macroeconomics

Recently, courageous, influential and practical attempts to bring together the analysis of ecology, economy and social behaviour in rich economies have begun to emerge. Particularly noteworthy is Tim Jackson‚Äôs book …

Cultural capital

The term ‚Äėcultural capital‚Äô is used in the sense presented in the work of Berkes and Folke (1994) who make a distinction of a complex capital system with three components: …

Greenwash

The term ‚ÄėGreenwash‚Äô was coined by environmental activists to denounce misleading advertising campaigns made by industrial corporations to depict themselves as more environmentally friendly and ecologically conscious than they actually …

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

The belief that business has a social responsibility is not new. In the early decades of the twentieth century a few large industrialists, including Ford and Carnegie, engaged in corporate …

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