ISEE is a nonprofit, member-governed organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships between the economy, ecology and society, for the mutual well-being of people and nature. ISEE conferences are transdisciplinary and have been held biennially since 1990. ISEE 2012 has been conceived to dovetail with the Rio+20 UNCSD Earth Summit. The Earth Summit has been charged with developing a road map for international cooperation toward a “Green Economy” and for promoting institutions necessary for sustainable development. ISEE 2012 will address UNCSD themes as well as other key debates within ecological economics and environmental policy. It will promote dialogue with the Summit through a final ministerial panel and the participation of policy makers. The challenge for Ecological Economics at this Summit is to contribute to designing innovative alternatives, to address market and institutional failures, as well as to better understand ecological and economic systems. To download the complete flyer click here.
– Greening the Economy
* Measuring green growth
* The energy question
* Sustainable consumption
* (Un)sustainable cities?
– The Political Economy of Green Development
* Food security: who sows? who reaps?
* The economics and politics of climate change
* Pollution and politics
* Challenges of community resource governance
– Environmental Justice, Ethics and Values
* Global agreements: is convergence possible?
* Balancing nature: people, biodiversity and resilience
* Governing environmental behaviour
* Mores and morals: toward an environmental ethic
* Political ecology and ecological conflicts
– Methodological Challenges
* Feminist economics and ecological economics: can the twain meet?
* Behavioural economics and economic behaviour: beyond homo economicus?
* Economics and Ecology: transdisciplinary conversations
Conference organisers will make every effort to seek funding to reimburse travel costs and participation fees of those from non-OECD countries and for student researchers (with proof of university attendance). Those needing funding must submit a full paper in advance.