The International Society for Ecological Economics


2016 Kenneth Boulding Award Announced2016 Kenneth Boulding Award Announced

The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) announces the 2016 recipients of the Kenneth Boulding Award that will be presented at the 2016 ISEE Conference June 26 to 29 on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC. For complete information visit here.

ISEE2016 in Washington, DC

ISEE2016 Registration OpenISEE 2016: Transforming the Economy:
Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice
26-29 June 2016
Registration Now Open!

For the current conference schedule click here

ISEE 2016 Conference Fees

ISEE members: $468 Single day: $275
Non-members: $525 Single day: $315
Full-time Student: $375 Single day: $220

Registration after April 25 for ISEE members: $505
Non-member $565
Full-time students: $415

Onsite registration: $535
Onsite registration non-members: $595

Award Speakers Dinner: $75
Speakers luncheon: $48

University of the District of Columbia 
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)

As the Science of Sustainability, Ecological Economics must advance the transformation of the economy to support rather than debilitate the processes that sustain our living planet. Most fundamental to such an economy is its support of basic live support systems like food, water and energy, and its support of social justice and a quality life for all.

The 2016 Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) will focus on these critical themes, and will facilitate dialogue between practitioners and researchers to advance such an economic transformation. The transformation agenda must include tangible solutions that support an economy that is in sync with the biological and physical systems of our planet, and that builds capacity for human well-­‐ being and justice. Particular attention will be given to urban communities that are home to almost 60 percent of the world’s population and that are characterized by cultural diversity and social disparity.

26-29 June, 2016
Washington, DC
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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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ISEE and Regional Conferences for 2017

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

20-23 June 2017
Budapest, Hungary

ISEE Conferences 2013/2014/2015/2016

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.

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

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
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