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Master Seminar Umweltökonomie: Transformation towards sustainability

Economic growth, well-being and environmental quality



It is not yet guaranteed that this seminar will be offered. A decision will be communicated before the scheduled briefing on October 18. You can apply to the other seminar (ID: 9.2820) that is offered for sure by the environmental economics working group at same time.

Worldwide, we observe critical environmental changes such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity, soil degradation or the excessive exploitation of the oceans. A widespread consensus exists that in order to protect the natural resources and ecosystems we need to change the way our societies and economies work, but the big question is how?
In this course, we will discuss whether and why a major transformation is necessary, what concepts for transformation (in the economic literature) exist and what instruments can be used to achieve transformation.
First, we will lay the foundations for why a great transformation might be necessary (here we will draw on insights from the literature on environmental challenges, well-being and environmental justice). Subsequently, we will critically examine the potential of prominent concepts such as green growth, circular economy, de-growth and decoupling. Finally, we will reflect on what the barriers to transformation are (e.g. from a political economic perspective) and the ways in which a transformation towards sustainability can be achieved, e.g. through changes in values or mindsets, or through changes in institutions and policies, or changes in the way we measure societal welfare.

The seminar meetings (most likely in January) are currently planned as offline meetings (physical attendance).

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Ort: nicht angegeben
Zeiten: Termine am Dienstag. 18.10.22, Donnerstag. 12.01.23 - Freitag. 13.01.23 16:00 - 18:00, Samstag. 14.01.23 10:00 - 17:00
Erster Termin: Di., 18.10.2022 16:00 - 18:00
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)


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