The political and economic situation of Greece & Iceland – a Panel Discussion with Schuberth/Önnudóttir/Nezi

by Wajdi Belloumi & Mouloud Chahid The financial crisis both in Greece and Iceland represent a good example to study about the global financial crisis of 2008. The different impacts of the financial crisis can be perfectly analysed through the case studies of Greece and Iceland. On Tuesday evening, Helene Schubert, Spyridoula Nezi and Eva…

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The Sustainable Development Goals with Keywan Riahi

by Janos Csala & Marius Kreienborg Today AEMS took us to the beautiful outskirts of Vienna, the little town of Laxenburg and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), proud resident of the Laxenburg Schloss. After an intensive yet interesting week and a well-deserved weekend, we did not only get to sleep an hour…

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Sustainable Agriculture. Foodcoops. CSA. with Friedrich Leitgeb

by Greti Mayer As far as the economics of food production and distribution are concerned, there are alternatives, too. Friedrich Leitgeb spoke about organic agriculture in connection with Foodcoops and Solidary Agriculture Cooperatives (CSA). He named agriculture as one of the most present actor in all nine fields from the Planetary Boundaries and Global Grand…

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Ethical Banking, an Oxymoron? with Bart J. Krouwel and Christian Felber

by Yara Himmiche & Manar AlSagob It’s August 4th Friday – the end of the second week here at BOKU university. Today’s topic is Alternative banking and sovereign money creation. We first started with Bart Jan Krouwel, the co-founder and first General Manager of the fully independent Triodos Bank Ltd. The lecture started with the challenging question…

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The Political and Economic Situation of Greece and Iceland – A Comparative Analysis of Schuberth/Önnudóttir/Nezi

by Marek Siek On the fifth day of the AEMS Summer School, we got the lecture with Eva H. Onnudottir, researcher at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland, and Spryidoula Nezi, a member of the non-governmental organization Brain-Gain, entitled “From theory to practice: Greece and Iceland.” Afterwards, we attended a discussion…

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