The ISEE

The International Society for Ecological Economics

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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 behavior 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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Call for 2020 ISEE Conference Venue

Call for Future ISEE Conference Organizers

ISEE holds its conference biennially. These conferences normally attract 500-900 social and natural scientists. Past conferences met:

  • 2010 – Oldenburg
  • 2012 – Rio de Janeiro
  • 2014 – Iceland
  • 2016 – Washington DC
  • 2018 – Puebla, Mexico

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2019 Conferences

INSEE-CESS International Conference
Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses
Tenth INSEE Biennial Conference,
CESS, HYDERABAD
6 – 8 November 2019

ANZSEE 2019 Conference
Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and In the Future
RMIT University, Melbourne
24–26 November 2019

IX Conference on Ecological Economics
Territories in dispute and commodification of nature.
Perspectives from the South South
Andean Headquarters of the National University of Río Negro, Bariloche, Argentina
25 – 29 November 2019