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.

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Upcoming Conferences

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.

The conference topics 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.

For more information and submission see

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.

 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

19-22 October 2015
Armidale, New England, Australia

More information in due course

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

ISEE Conferences 2013/2014

First Latin American Meeting on Enviromental 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