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Workshops & seminars

CIWESS Socio-economic Seminar series

Date & time
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 –
Monday, April 25, 2016
4 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Speaker(s)

Dr. Frank Müller, Professor, Concordia University

Cost

This event is free

Organization

CONCORDIA INSTITUTE FOR WATER, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS

Contact

Priyanka Pandey
514-848-2424, ext. 4250

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Muller

Environmental economics, based on neoclassical methodology, cannot sufficiently describe and explain economic, ecological interactions because of its theoretical framework. Methodological individualism, materially circulation-theory, the tendency towards quantification and monetization, and an “unhistorical” idea of time, prevent economists from realizing irreversible and dynamic develop-ments of complex systems, like ecosystems. Ecological methodology with its systemic and evolu-tionary approach, combined with a holistic perception of spaces, leads to a more realistic view of economic-ecological interactions and provides guidelines for environmental policy, quite different to those proposed by conventional environmental economics. In short, protection of the environ-ment requires internalization into ecological and NOT into economic system.

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