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Welcome to the Institute for Ecological EconomicsRSS

The Institute is a leading institution for ecological economic research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange, and community engagement. Over 30 researchers, a secretary, a research coordinator, and a graduate program coordinator make up the Institute’s staff.

Research is generally grouped into five research groups: Sustainable Work, Macroeconomics & Environment, Climate Economics and Finance, Global Resource Use, and Socio-Ecological Transformation.  

The Institute was founded in July of 2014. Until then its activities were part of the Environment Group at the Institute for the Environment and Regional Development. Its predecessor organization was the Institute for Environment and Economy, which was founded in 1991 and led by Professor Uwe Schubert.

New publication "Land Use of Global Mining"

In a recent paper published in ‘Nature Scientific Data‘, Victor Maus and colleagues from the Global Resource Use group mapped more than 57,000 km² of mining areas over the whole world using satellite…

CLIC Startup Competition

Announcing the launch of the CLIC Startup Competition. It awards the best business ideas and startups in the field of cultural heritage adaptive reuse inspired by circular economy. The 5 most voted…

“Beyond Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

Interview with Dr. Gillian Foster