In the news / New articles / Conference and seminar annoucements / Open positions
In the news:
- Compulsory Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) necessary? For sure Ottmar Edenhofer is lobbying quite clear (and many others agree) that the 2°C target is very likely only achievable with deep carbon cuts that require CCS. But the price of CCS tends to be quite high still and as a policy option it is still facing an uncertain future. Be it as it might, mitigation is still the easiest and best policy. Betting on non-existent technologies or those that are only viable in the more distant future is a risky gamble.
- Public views on economic growth, the environment and prosperity: Results of a questionnaire survey, by Stefan Drews, Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, in Global Environmental Change
We report the results of an original public opinion survey on growth-vs-environment.A range of questions is posed that go beyond a simple pro- and anti-growth dichotomy.Six distinct factors of attitudes towards growth are identified.Most respondents believe that growth in rich countries will end at some future date.We examine the influence of socio-demographics, knowledge, and ideology/values.
- The impact of other-regarding preferences and ethical choice on Environmental Outcomes: A review of the literature, Ngo van Long
We consider two types of other-regarding preferences: envy or status concern, and altruism and inequality aversion.
Conference and seminar annoucements:
- Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2016 (a bit on the expensive side, but clearly a useful event with many well-known speakers both from the policy and academic side)
- The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) invites submissions for a one-day workshop on “Analyzing the Impact of Extreme Weather Events from a Microeconomic Perspective.” 27th June 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
- The Sector Economics and Policy (SE&P) pillar of the EPG Department is currently seeking to recruit a Principal Environmental Economist
- The Sector Economics and Policy (SE&P) pillar of the EPG Department is currently seeking to recruit an Associate Director -senior economist
- Green Recruitment Solutions are currently seeking a Senior Commissioning Manager for a leading International Consultancy.
- The Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a Natural Resource Economist