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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Green Economics Institute - introductory training course

The Green Economics Institute is pleased to announce that it is running
an introductory training course in Green Economics on May 16th 2009 at
The Old Music Hall in Oxford.
There are few places left and we encourage early booking to secure

Everyone is very welcome. No prior knowledge of economics is needed to
be able to enjoy this course- which has lecturers from and with
experience of several continents, including Europe and Asia with an
emphasis on Africa.

The course will explore green solutions to the economic downturn, to
climate change and to the current mass extinction of species. It will
also focus on prevention of poverty and also poverty as a gendered issue
especially in the context of Africa and will feedback from the important
women's unequal pay and poverty conference just held in March by the
Green Economics Institute.

The course is designed to introduce participants to some of the major
themes in economics and in the development of green economics and some
of the main theories and writers and practitioners. It is designed to
help them to share their own experiences and to be confident in dealing
with economics, and economists and economics techniques in their future
activities of all kinds.

It will appeal to government officials, business people, campaigners and
NGOs and academics in all sorts of fields. We take a wide holistic and
multidisciplinary approach to the practise and theory and implementation
of economics.

The course is participatory, and will include case studies, and lectures
and workshop. The material and course has been run in a variety of
countries and situations as varied as at Oxford University, in Poland,
in Germany, and also in the open air in fields and tents.

If you would like to come along please pre register and fill in the
booking form. There are a few places left and this will be the
last reminder sent out to fill these places.

More details and booking form are here

Miriam Kennet
The Green Economics Institute
00 44 1189841026
Editor International Journal of Green Economics

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