An E4A student’s reaction to Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to think like a 21st Century Economist (by Jen Gobby)

I am a PhD student in the Economics for the Anthropocene partnership and have spent much of the last 3 years in research seeking out and grappling with ways to bring the social and ecological crises we face into one lens. We are living with the legacy of […]

Can We Stop the Advance of Climate Change While Growing the Global Economy? (by Brett Dolter and Peter Victor)

Climate change is a “super wicked problem” (Levin et al., 2012). Stopping the rise of global temperatures requires complete decarbonization of our energy system. This shift will upend existing power structures, and disrupt habits and behavioural norms. To add to the challenge, climate change action requires co-operation amongst […]

Neoclassical and Ecological Economics: Bridging the Divide or Burning Bridges? (by Martin Sers)

Neoclassical economics and ecological economics are two disciplines whose relationship seems less like two ships passing in the night, and much more like two ships sailing in different oceans in different centuries. From my experience some ecological economists tend to view the neoclassical discipline as some ancient creaking […]

NAFTA Renegotiations Offer Chance to Fix its Mistakes on Trade and the Environment (by Geoffrey Garver)

With NAFTA renegotiation now on the table, it is time to highlight profound concerns about the ineffectiveness of the environmental provisions in NAFTA and Canada’s post-NAFTA trade agreements. Fixing those flaws is a must.       (originally published May 2017 by International Institute for Sustainable Development here) One urgent […]

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