Sustainability Working Group

About

Join us in the search for economic solutions to environmental challenges like climate change, pollution, and the management and distribution of finite resources. 

Coordinators:
Anna Hornykewycz (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Mateusz Ciasnocha (Ciasnocha Family Farms, Poland)
Jheelum Sarkar (American University, USA)

Contact
sustainability[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

Mandate

Research themes

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in the context of COP 27
  • Exploration of alternative economic models (such as stock and flow, agent-based modeling, and complex networks) to analyze climate policies and their impact on the economy
  • Climate justice and economic development
  • The role of economic research in informing public policy for the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Sustainable management of common goods

Research questions

  • How can we achieve a socially and ecologically just world without perpetuating racism or neo-colonialism?
  • What are the limitations of economic thinking in addressing environmental problems?
  • Can alternative approaches help address the impacts of climate change and potential policies?
  • How does environmental activism challenge the capitalist system, and what methods, limitations, and learning outcomes are involved?
  • Besides the standard definition, what does ‘sustainability’ really mean to the marginalized communities suffering most from environmental disasters?

Projects Planned 

  • Ecologizing Economics: Reflexivity, Methods and Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Anthropocene
  • YSI @ II Agent-Based Models in Economics Seasonal School 2023 | Sant’Anna
  • YSI @ II Unicamp Workshop on Agent-Based Models
  • YSI @ ECOECO Conference 2023
  • Webinar Series on Climate Adapation and Mitigation Measures

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • The Economy of Francesco (EoF)
  • Sant’Anna Scuola Universitaria Superiore, Pisa
  • Brazilian Association of Ecological Economics (ECOECO)
  • International Input-Output Association (IIOA)
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Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

Upcoming 

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The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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June 12, 2017
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Sustainability Group: Paper discussion on the 8th of July
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June 5, 2017
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