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Barbier to Participate in International Green Economy Forum

October 5, 2009
Ed Barbier

Edward Barbier, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance, has accepted an invitation by the Czech Minster of Environment and former Czech President Vaclav Havel to participate in an international green economy forum Oct. 6-7 in Prague, Czech Republic.

He joins a handful of leading world economists for the Green Economy Ambassadors Forum. Conference organizers describe the forum as "an open, interactive discussion on how all the relevant stakeholders can cooperate as efficiently as possible to implement the concept of the Green Economy and how the green policies and measures should bring benefits not only for the economic growth and recovery from the current crisis but also for the environment according to the principles of sustainable development."

Additionally, Barbier has been invited to give a special lecture to the University of Life Sciences, Prague, which is hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Management.

UW's John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, Barbier has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental and resource economist, working mainly on the economics of environment and development issues. He also has served as a consultant for a variety of national, international and non governmental agencies, including many UN organizations and the World Bank.

In June, Barbier was among the featured presenters at the Climate Change Conference 2009 (CC9) in Sarpsborg, Norway. More than100 representatives from politics, industry and academia contributed ideas to facilitate the establishment of a fair climate agreement. In February, Barbier produced the influential UN Environment Programme report "A Global Green New Deal," to be published soon by Cambridge University Press.

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009

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