A new research school at SLU, ECOS has seen the light of day. Focus is on interdisciplinary understanding in human dimensions of natural resource use and is run by two different departments at SLU, Umeå.
The research school; Ecology and Society (ECOS) is based at SLU in Umeå. It is created as a research and teaching environment through interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Forest Economics and the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Its focus is on offering courses and arranging workshops that foster interdisciplinary understanding in human dimensions of natural resource use.
Dimitrios Zormpas, an SLU alumnus and a third year Ph.D. student in Real Estate Appraisal and Land Economics at the University of Padova, Italy, is visiting CERE. His research focuses on Real Options, Resource and Environmental Economics.
Runar Brännlund believes that each electricity technology should carry its full cost. Subsidies have a tendency to provide incentives whether there is a demand for electricity or not. This was discussed at Almedalen in July.
The 24th round of tbe conference was successfully held from 20th to 22nd of June and attracted some 30 participants from different universities. There were a total 23 different presentations on selected topics in environmental economics over the course of those three days.
September 21st, 2017, Ross Bull, the Executive Director of the Balkan-based organization CNVP, visited CERE to explore the possibility of future collaboration, including the design and delivery of a workshop on forestry economics. This would be linked to two SIDA-funded projects under implementation in Albania and Kosovo that are focused on: strengthening private forest activities; developing value chains for non-timber forest products owned by women; and using wood biomass for renewable energy.