Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non Economists

In partnership with the Pembina Institute and the Alberta Green Economy Network, with funding provided by the Peter Gilgan Foundation and Suncor Energy, we look forward to hosting the Sustainability Network for Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non-Economists in Calgary.

September 20 and 21, 2018
10 am to 5 pm both days

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
Suite 100, 1711 – 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1

$150 per person
Lunch will be provided


The course will be led by Eric Miller, a Hamilton-based consulting economist and contract faculty at York University in Toronto.

This two-day intensive combines lectures, group-work, and reflective exercises. The curriculum is grounded in ecological economics. This form of economics focuses on issues of sustainability, efficiency and distribution. Ecological economists recognize that the economy relies upon materials and energy and services from nature. By the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the economic concepts and information relevant to a green economy.

Consider joining this small-scale interactive course to learn about the 5Rs for re-orienting the economy for a greener 21st Century:

  • – Retrofit markets and environmental policies – by reducing the depletion of common-pool resources and rewarding the supply of public goods;
  • – Rethink valuation of environmental benefits and damages – by better understanding scarcities, values, and the consideration of ecosystem services;
  • – Reward pro-environmental behaviour – by affecting prices, quantities, and behavioural norms that reflect the pro-social orientation of humans;
  • – Reconcile trade-offs to inform public decisions – by choosing appropriate decision-support frameworks and discounting approaches;
  • – Redefine economic progress and sustainability – by recognizing what is included, and omitted, by old and new measures of economic performance.

This is an opportunity to position you and your organization to be an agent of change. No prior knowledge or experience in economics is necessary.



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