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Online Course on Ecological Economics is coming again in 2011!

The online course, “Ecological Economics For and Through Civil Society Organizations” that was piloted under the European FP7 CEECEC project (http://www.ceecec.net/online-course/) will be run again under the EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade) http://www.ceecec.net/online-course/ . This is likely to be between September and December 2011. We are now accepting applications from interested potential students, preferably with NGO, policy or academic backgrounds.

Outline (Students choose 9 of the modules below, in addition to the introductory lecture and exam):

  1. Introductory lecture (ecological vs. environmental economics, ecological distribution conflicts and environmental justice organisations) Sept 5-9
  2. Aid, Social Metabolism and Social Conflict in the Nicobar Islands (social metabolism, material and energy flows, complex disasters) Sept 12-16
  3. Let Them Eat Sugar: Life and Livelihood in Kenya’s Tana Delta (property rights, GDP of the Poor, EROI, resilience) Sept 19-23
  4. Forestry and communities in Cameroon (commodity chains, co-management, ecologically unequal exchange, forest economics, languages of valuation, cost shifting) Sept 26-30
  5. The Waste Crisis in Campania (consumption, externalities) Oct 03-07
  6. Environmental Justice and Ecological Debt in Belgium: The UMICORE case (post normal science, ecological debt, environmental justice, CSR, corporate accountability) Oct 10-14
  7. Participatory Forest Management in Mendha Lekha, India (commons, property rights, funds and stocks) Oct 17-21
  8. PES in India (PES, Coasian bargaining , institutional innovations, property rights) Oct 24-28
  9. REDD in Brazil (REDD, opportunity cost, transaction cost, ecological economic zoning, net present value, willingness to pay, contingent valuation) Oct 31-Nov 04
  10. Nautical Tourism in the Lastovo Islands Nature Park, Croatia (policy instruments for sustainable tourism, contingent valuation, travel cost method) Nov 7-11
  11. The TAV (High Speed Rail) in Italy (CBA, SMCA, weak vs. strong sustainability) Nov 14-18
  12. Local Communities and Management of Protected Areas in Serbia (depopulation, dams (Krutilla’s method) discount rate) Nov 21-25
  13. Local Governance and Environment Investments in Hiware Bazar, India (Co-management/JFM, property rights, virtual water, GDP of the poor, affluence and environmental impact, virtual water) Nov 28 Dec 02
  14. Concluding lecture – Ecological Distributive Conflicts on Commodity Frontiers : Mining and Transport in Ecuador Dec 05-09
  15. Course assessment (an “exam” and submission of evaluations of the course by trainees)

The course is anticipated to last a maximum of 15 weeks, and a nominal fee (ranging from around 50€ to 200€) will be charged to cover running costs. The maximum number of participants in the course will be 50 and students require a good command of written/oral English and internet access.

If interested please write a one-page letter of intent, outlining your relevant experience and interests, and why you wish to take the course, and email it to hhealyatceecec@gmail.com by June 30, 2011.

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