The 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), which will be hosted by the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June – 3 July 2015.
ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.
This conference takes place as this century’s key challenges for human society become ever clearer and more entrenched: increasing levels of resource use and environmental impacts; threats to food, water and energy security; unequal distribution of economic and physical wealth; power imbalances and conflicts; new waves of political and economic migration; and the lack of international will to address the reality of planetary threats such as climate change and global biodiversity loss.
ESEE 2015 explores solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society, building on the distinctive contribution of ecological economics, by shining a spotlight on the interdependency of economic activity and natural systems, and identifying options that prioritise human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. The conference will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on these issues, through oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures from prominent scholars, and lively formal and informal discussions. It also aims to foster future research collaborations between academics and stakeholders, and provide training and learning opportunities for younger researchers through an associated summer school which will feed into the main conference.
Under the banner of Transformations, the themes of the conference include: post-growth economics; natural resources, ecosystem services and environmental quality; development, consumption and well-being; power, politics, institutions and the reality of achieving change; new business models and understandings of human behaviour; and theory, methods and practice of ecological economics.
More information: www.esee2015.org