Australian and New Zealand Society of Ecological Economists (ANZSEE) 2019 Conference

Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and In the Future — Call for paper abstracts and registrations

The escalating impacts of climate change and other ecological crises create an urgent need to address significant local to global environmental and social problems — degrading forests and agricultural land, polluted inland waterways and oceans, and dislocated social and cultural systems.

The Australian New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) 2019 conference will explore appropriate approaches and techniques for re-balancing the human–nature interactions that are central to the study and practice of ecological economics — solutions now and in the future.

The Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and In the Future2019 ANZSEE Conference will take place on 24–26 November 2019 in the Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University, Melbourne.

We are calling for abstracts for papers and four-paper panel sessions on the following indicative topics:

  • Ecological economics
    Defining, framing and understanding ecological economics for current ecological and economic challenges — where to now?
  • Sustainable urban, rural and regional futures
    Ecologically economic cities; vital rural and regional areas; post-anthropogenic cities; integrating urban and rural economic and ecological rifts; innovative governance in sustainable urban, rural and regional futures.
  • Ecological limits and planetary boundaries
    Population limits; planetary limits; economics and planetary limits; the I=PAT formula today; immigration policies, refugees and migration; the problem of denial of limits.
  • Ecological ethics and worldviews: Intrinsic value/s of nature
    Eco-centrism; eco-democracy; ecological justice.
  • First Nations and Indigenous economies
    First Nations economics; decolonising ecological economies; innovative case studies from Indigenous communities.
  • Transformative technologies in a bounded world
    Appropriate technologies for, and threats to, ecologically balanced human societies.
  • Embedding ecological economics into education systems
    Key ecological economics concepts and approaches; case studies, proposals and existing practices.
  • Communicating ecological economics; influencing decision makers
    Defining and framing ecological economics; grassroots movements and ecological economics; effective communication models and processes; ecological economics informing economic transformation.

Please send abstracts (250-word limit) and bios (150-word limit) to conference coordinator Anitra Nelson — by 11.59pm Monday 15 April 2019. Include a short title and up to four keywords for your contribution. We expect the selection process to be finalised by Monday 15 May 2019.

Note that inexpensive conference registrations are now open: $200/$100 for two full days (25–26 November) plus $45 (dinner, 24 November) We have a limited number of places so we urge you to register early. Explore options and book here now.

Email Anitra Nelson ( with any queries and for more details.


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