Introduction into the AEMS

Only one planet: Boundaries economy must respect – by Helga Kromp-Kolb The basic assumptions Helga Kromp-Kolb identified are: we only have one planet, we have an interest to survive as a species and we don’t have any deus-ex-machina to save us. The core question of the lecture was “Is humanity suicidal?” The reason for this…

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Ecological economics as a clearer means of understanding the relationship between economy and environment

Sigrid Stagl’s presentation “Ecological Economics: the Environment of the Economy” argued for the necessity of change in current economics. A highly interdisciplinary science, the first assumption in ecological economics is that ecosystems are the base from which the economy flourishes, and that we do not only want the economy to flourish, but humans as well….

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