The International Society for Ecological Economics


ISEE is a not-for-profit, member-governed, organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.

Ecological economics exists because a hundred years of disciplinary specialization in scientific inquiry has left us unable to understand or to manage the interactions between the human and environmental components of our world. While none would dispute the insights that disciplinary specialization has brought, many now recognize that it has also turned out to be our Achilles heel. In an interconnected evolving world, reductionist science has pushed out the envelope of knowledge in many different directions, but it has left us bereft of ideas as to how to formulate and solve problems that stem from the interactions between humans and the natural world. How is human behaviour connected to changes in hydrological, nutrient or carbon cycles? What are the feedbacks between the social and natural systems, and how do these influence the services we get from ecosystems? Ecological economics as a field attempts to answer questions such as these.

You can join/rejoin at any time and your membership (and journal subscription, if you opt for one) will be valid for twelve months from signing on, regardless of date. Click on “Sign In” above right and follow the prompts. If you need help please email.

In the News:

31 January New Nobel Peace Prize Procedure

The Nobel Committee has instituted a new procedure in 2018 for Peace Prize nominations.  This affects all previously submitted nominations from ISEE members for the proposal that includes as nominee our mentor, Herman Daly along with Pope Francis and the Club of Rome.

Effective as of January 1, the website can no longer submit your nomination for you merely by filling out the simple form there.  If you have already submitted a nomination of the proposal that way, Stuart Scott will be contacting you with instructions on how to create an official Nominator Account, and then use it to submit the appropriate nomination.  For endorsers of the proposal (those who are not qualified nominators), there is no change since endorsements are submitted gratuitously as public support.

Please click here to clarify if you are qualified to nominate for the Peace Prize.  A huge number of academics are qualified nominators, and all ISEE members likely know people who can nominate if they cannot themselves.  To find out how to submit a nomination, please email Stuart Scott at since time is short until the January 31st deadline, and he can greatly facilitate the process for you.

If you cannot nominate by want to endorse the proposal, go to and fill out the short form there.  If the proposal were adopted by the Nobel Committee it would serve as a tremendous wake-up call to society and contribute to the potential paradigm shift we so sorely need.

15th Congress of ISEE Conference in Mexico

 15th Congress of the
International Society for Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological Movements:
Science, policy, and challenges to global processes in a troubled world
10-12 September 2018
A bi-lingual conference
Puebla, Mexico

For more information, visit

Upcoming ISEE Regional Conferences

Coming Soon

ISEE Conferences 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017

RSEE 2015: Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection
Theory and Practice of Economic Regulation

The 13th international conference of the Russian Society for Ecological Economics will take place in Kazan, Russia from 07-11 July 2015.

Official conference languages: English and Russian (Translation will be provided.)

Visit for Call for Papers and further information. Submit Application Form and Abstract (up to 200 words) to Deadline: Extended.

ESEE 2015: Transformations

The 11th international conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics will take place in Leeds, UK from 30 June – 3 July 2015.

For more information and submission see

First Latin American Meeting on Environmental Conflicts (COLCA 2014)

General Sarmiento University, Buenos Aires, October 27-29, 2014

ISEE International Biennial Conference: ”Wellbeing and Equity Within Planetary Boundaries”

August 13-15, 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE)

Conference at Lake Baikal / Irkutsk, Russia; August 4-11

European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)

Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics Lille; 18-21 June

US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)

Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability Vermont; 9-12 June

Sociedad Mesoamericana de Economía Ecológica (SMEE)

EcoEco Alternativas – Congreso 2014 San José, Costa Rica; March 4 – 8, 2014


Global Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability Tezpur University, Assam December 5-8, 2013


Walking the Path towards Sustainability Salta, Argentina; November 26-29, 2013


Opportunities for the Critical Decade – Enhancing well-being within planetary boundaries 11-14 November, 2013 at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra

Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)

Sustaining the Commons: Ideas and Actions for a Green Economy Toronto; November 1-2


Innovation and Sustainability from the perspective of Ecological Economics Vitória, Espírito Santo, near Rio de Janeiro; 17-21 September

XI National Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics

(ECOECO) jointly with
VII Ibero-American Conference on Development and the Environment
(CISDA) 2015

8-11 September, 2015
Araraquara – São Paulo, Brazil
Applications of Ecological Economics in Latin American Public Policies

CANSEE and USSEE Joint 2015 Conference

2015 Joint Biennial Conference
Pathways for Change: Towards a Just and Sustainable Economy
October 1-4, 2015
Vancouver, BC Canada

ANZSEE 2015:
Thriving Through Transformation – Local to Global Sustainability

19-23 October 2015
Armidale, New England, Australia
More details on the conference can be found at .

VII Conference of the Argentine-Uruguayan
Association of Ecological Economics (ASAUEE)

10 – 13 November 2015
The Language that Bridge Different Approaches to the Environment
10-11 November 2015
Neuquén, North Patagonia, Argentina
Course in Ecological Economics
12-13 November 2015
Conference on Ecological Economics

8th Biennial Conference of the INSEE

4 – 6 January 2016
Urbanization and the Environment
For more information visit

The Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) and The Solutions Journal Joint Conference

The 99% Solution: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
9-13 January 2017
Adelaide, South Australia

12th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics in Action: Building a Reflective and Inclusive Community
20-23 20-23 June 2017
Budapest, Hungary

US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)

9th Biennial Conference: Ecological Economics in Practice
June 25-28 2017
Minneapolis, MN,

Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE)

14th International Conference: Ecological and economic problems of development of regions and countries (sustainable development, management of natural resources)
July 3-7, 2017
Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia

Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Ecológica (ECOECO)

Ecological economics and environmental institutions in times of crisis (Economia ecológica e instituições ambientais em tempos de crise)
19-22 September 2017
Universidade Federal de Überlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Asociación Argentino Uruguaya de Economía Ecológica (ASAUEE )

Rosario, 2 al 6 de Octubre de 2017
Conference Website
Conference email:

Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)

Canadian Society for Ecological Economics & Economics for the Anthropocene Joint Conference: Economies in an Age of limits: A time for (R)evolution!
19 – 22 October 2017
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
More information:

Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE)

Ninth Biennial Conference, 2017, Thrissur
Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies, and Commitments
8 – 10 November 2017