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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ISEE 2016: Transforming the Economy:
Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice
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
XI National Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics
(ECOECO) jointly with
VII Ibero-American Conference on Development and the Environment
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
Thriving Through Transformation – Local to Global Sustainability
19-23 October 2015
Armidale, New England, Australia
Conference announcement with more details: http://anzsee.org/anzsee2015conference/.
Register your interest in the conference: http://anzsee.org/register-your-interest-in-the-anzsee-2015-conference/.
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
ISEE Conferences 2013/2014/2015
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.)
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 http://www.esee2015.org/
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 http://isee2014.yourhost.is
Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE)
Conference at Lake Baikal / Irkutsk, Russia; August 4-11 http://RSEE.org
European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)
Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics Lille; 18-21 June http://esee2013.sciencesconf.org/
US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)
Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability Vermont; 9-12 June http://www.uvm.edu/conferences/ussee/
Sociedad Mesoamericana de Economía Ecológica (SMEE)
EcoEco Alternativas – Congreso 2014 San José, Costa Rica; March 4 – 8, 2014 www.ecoecomesoamerica.org
INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (INSEE)
Global Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability Tezpur University, Assam December 5-8, 2013 http://www.ecoinsee.org
ASOCIACION ARGENTINO URUGUAYA DE ECONOMIA ECOLOGICA (ASAUEE)
Walking the Path towards Sustainability Salta, Argentina; November 26-29, 2013 http://asauee2013.wordpress.com/asauee-2013/
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (ANZSEE)
Opportunities for the Critical Decade – Enhancing well-being within planetary boundaries 11-14 November, 2013 at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Canberra http://anzsee.org/anzsee-conference-2013/
Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)
Sustaining the Commons: Ideas and Actions for a Green Economy Toronto; November 1-2 http://www.cansee.org/conference/2013-conference/
Innovation and Sustainability from the perspective of Ecological Economics Vitória, Espírito Santo, near Rio de Janeiro; 17-21 September http://www.ecoeco.org.br/