Sustainability Network Toronto Fall 2018 Workshop Series: Economic Literacy Project

Wed Oct 3 to Wed Dec 12, 2018, Toronto, ON

The Economic Literacy Project (ELP) centres on training and knowledge building that supports the development of a smarter and sustainable economy.

The training program consists of a series of six, ½ day training workshops this spring at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. This combination of classroom training, information sharing and convening is designed to provide a pulse of capacity building to environmental leaders and affiliated partners and allies. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.

• October 3, 2018 – Assessing the strengths and limits of markets: Different brands of economics and how to anticipate when economic markets are more likely to work or fail the environment.
• October 17, 2018 – Valuing unpriced environmental benefits and damages: How society can economically value unpriced environmental gains and losses, so that people can be better informed about environmental scarcities and trade-offs.
• October 31, 2018 – Rewarding Pro-Environmental Behaviour: How economists understand humans, and how pro-environmental behaviour can be purposefully or perversely affected.
• November 14, 2018 – Reconciling Trade-Offs to inform public decisions: Economic tools and strategies that can inform public decisions that involve contested gains and losses over space and time, within and outside of the marketplace.
• November 28, 2018 – (Re)defining Economic Progress and Sustainability: What is included, and omitted, by old and new measures of the economy, and how different forms of natural and human-created wealth relate to each other and the measurement of sustainability.
• December 12, 2018 – Reorienting the Economy for the 21st Century: How ecological economic models can inform the pathways to desirable futures and strategies to manage risksuncertainties and other unknowns.

All workshops take place at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina from 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Space is limited.

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