Pisa, Italy

Leveraging Ecological Economics to Advance the Sustainability Transition

when 5 July 2024 - 13 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

The twentieth century saw enormous leaps and bounds in addressing various challenges pertaining to human development - e.g. rapid economic growth, the recognition of climate risks, poverty alleviation, better healthcare for many, addressing racial, gender, and religious inequities, etc. Such trends call for a deep understanding of the interlinkages among social, economic, and environmental challenges to provide policy advice for a legitimate, fair, and evidence-informed transition towards sustainability. Ecological Economics, with its core emphasis on interdisciplinarity and incommensurability, provides a valuable conceptual framework for exploring the needed transitions towards sustainability.

Course leader

Prof. Tommaso Luzzati

Target group

The program targets mainly Masters and PhD students. However, last year bachelor students are also eligible.

Course aim

Upon completion of the summer school, students will understand the founding epistemological and analytical tools of ecological economics, which will be used to explore current sustainability challenges and the recent concepts of post growth/degrowth.
Students will be able to formulate their own informed perspective on sustainable development, and develop realistic policies/strategies for the transition towards sustainable development.

Fee info

EUR 500: tuition fees


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