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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 Energy Transition & 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.


Stefan Giljum and Stephan Lutter contributed to UN SEEA meeting

The 29th meeting of the London Group on Environmental Accounting, a group of experts from national statistical agencies and international organisations, took place in Pretoria, South Africa, from 11…

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Stefan Giljum and Stephan Lutter presented at World Resources Forum 2023

Last week, the World Resources Forum 2023 took place in Geneva as a hybrid conference with the title “Rethinking Value - Resources for Planetary Wellbeing”. More than 500 participants discussed…

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New paper: How to fuel an energy transition with Ecologically Responsible Mining

Renewable energy solutions to achieve climate targets require mined materials such as copper, nickel, iron ore, cobalt and lithium. However, little is known about the biodiversity impacts of mining…