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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, 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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