tidbits #12

  • EC Public Consultation on the Circular Economy from 28.05.2015 to 20.08.2015
    As you may know, the EC withdrew some waste legislation in order to introduce a (hopefully) more ambitious approach, which would be in line with the Circular Economy ideas. Thus, in order to do so, the EC is now undertaking a public consultation on what everyone thinks should be included or the target of a Circular Economy approach by the EC in the future. Have your say HERE.
  • A discussion of the global energy subsidies seen at env-econ.net. They are estimated to be at  (post-tax energy subsidies)  $5.3 trillion (6.5 percent of global GDP) in 2015, with coal accounting for the biggest subsidies. Important: these energy subsidies include the externalities that these energy sources produce, e.g. CO2 emissions in the case of goal/gas. Thus, they are not the direct subsidies that governments provide.
  • seminars/conferences this week:
    Tuesday, 2nd June, 5pm,   IPAG, 27 rue de l’Université, Paris; ​Yacoub Bahini will present his article entitled “On the Transition from nonrenewable energy to renewable energy”, co-authored with Cuong le Van.

    Thursday, 4th June, whole day, Ministère de l’Ecologie du Développement Durable et de l’Energie, 246 Bd Sain­‐Germain, Paris; Les enjeux économiques de la conférence de Paris-climat 2015: detailed programme http://www.chaireeconomieduclimat.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/15-05-18-programme-4-juin-CEC-TSE.pdf

    Thursday, 4th June, room S/17 in the annex of the Maison des Sciences Economiques, Lunch séminaire : Economie de l’Environnement, Julien Wolfersberger (Chaire Economie du Climat & INRA-LEF) will present a paper entitled `Growth, green capital and public policies’
  • conference annoucement: International Congress for Sustainable Development, Istanbul, Turkey,
    Conference Dates:  Nov 5, 2015 to Nov 8, 2015; Deadline for paper submissions: Jun 20, 2015; Deadline for participant registration: Sunday, October 25, 2015
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