Syllabus for Environmental Economics and Ecological Economics

Miljöekonomi och ekologisk ekonomi


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV108
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Environmental Science G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2015-03-12
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-10-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2018
  • Entry requirements: 30 credits in environmental science, biology, earth science, geography, social geography, national economics, sustainable energy transition or business.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the course the student can:

  • summarize the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development as well as the concept of strong and weak sustainability
  • explain the connection between natural resource use, planetary boundaries, economic growth and sustainable development
  • formulate economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems
  • describe the possibilities and limitations of environmental economic valuation methods


A multi-disciplinary approach to the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Natural resources, ecosystem services and planetary boundaries in relation to economic growth and sustainable development. Sustainability indicators. Eco-labelling. Economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems. Environmental economic valuation methods.


Lectures and seminars.


Exercises and seminars (4 credits) and written presentations (6 credits).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Scientific papers, reports and book chapters ≈300 pages

Last modified: 2022-04-26