Ecological Economics Graduate Certificate

University of Vermont

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both

Description

Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary field of study that broadly examines the relationships between ecological and economic systems. It differs from both conventional economics and ecology by emphasizing environment-economy interactions. Ecological economics is based on the assumption that the economy is a subsystem of a larger ecological life support system. Understanding this relationship is central to meeting humanity's current environmental challenges, as well as building a sustainable future. Ecological economists strive for an ecologically sustainable, socially equitable, and economically efficient future. The Certificate of Graduate Study in Ecological Economics is overseen by the following committee:Dr. Jon EricksonDr. Joshua FarleyGary Flomenhoft


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