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Event CONFERENCE ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS

Challenges for an (inter)national political translation of an ecological economy

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Period 24/02/2007
Event location Aula Qd Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel
Host Terra Reversa, UCOS (Universitair Centrum voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking and VODO (Vlaams Overleg Duurzame Ontwikkeling)
Contact person http://www.vodo.be
Geographical coverage Belgium, Belgique, België
Keywords ecology, economics, biodiversity

Programme:

9.30 Coffee (Foyer)

10.00 Ecological Economics versus Neo-Classical Economics. Prof. Dr.  J van den Bergh  - Institute for Environmental Studies – Free University of  Amsterdam

11.00 The consequences of Ecological Economics for the South. Prof. Dr. Joan Martinez Allier, Department of Economics and Economic History, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

12.00 Biological Lunch (Foyer)

13.00 Eating the Earth? Good for our Well Being? Andrew Simms, Policy Director at the New Economics Foundation (London)

14.00 Globalisation: Opportunities for Ecological Economics. Prof. Dr. Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

14.40 Coffee break

15.00 Panel discussion - debate with the audience: Challenges for the (inter)national political translation of an ecological economy. Moderation: Dries Lesage - PhD in Political Sciences at Ghent University

16.00 Reception (Foyer)

Admission:

- Before February 18: 10 €/ students 5 € - register through http://www.vodo.be

- At the door: 15 € / student 7,5 €

Coffee and lunch included

Language:

Conference will be in English and Dutch – simultaneous translation will be provided

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