ISEE 2012 Call for Papers Update

The ISEE Conference 2012 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy is pleased to announce that we have been able to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts to November 25.

Abstract for the ISEE2012 Conference can now be submitted on-line. Please review the Abstract Submission Guideline below before submitting your abstract.


There will be three tracks for abstract submissions:

  • Panels (for long presentations)
  • Roundtables (for short interventions)
  • Posters

Submissions can be in the form of individual abstracts or as full Panels and Roundtables. Full Panels/Roundtables require a cogent theme, a brief introduction giving the rationale, names of session chair(s), and abstracts/papers of all contributors. Alternative innovative formats, including performances, films and installations, would also be welcome for consideration.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 5.000 characters and must be submitted online via the conference website

  • In total , you are allowed to submit a maximum of 2 abstracts as presenter.
  • All abstracts for Panels and Roundtables will be reviewed by an international review panel (see schedule below).
  • Abstracts for poster presentations will be evaluated by the ISEE Local Organizing Committee.
  • Acceptance of all abstracts will be based on relevance for ecological economics and the conference theme, originality, and overall quality. Official notification of abstract acceptance or rejection, or optional poster presentation will be emailed to the corresponding author on 15 December 2011.
  • Full papers may be submitted on acceptance for presentation through 15 April 2012.

A limited number of sessions or panels will be conducted in Portuguese or Spanish and organizers should indicate this preference in advance in the abstract submission. Abstracts should be submitted in English.

Conference organisers will make every effort to seek funding to reimburse the travel cost and participation fees of those from non-OECD countries and for student researchers (with proof of university attendance). Those needing funding must submit a full paper by 25 November. Travel support is contingent on availability of funding and acceptance of full papers subject to a separate review process.

There will be an Elsevier award for best paper published in Ecological Economics (US$ 2,000), and a prize for best poster presentation (TBD).

We invite contributions to the conference that address the following main themes:

(1) Greening the Economy

– Measuring green growth
– The energy question
– Sustainable consumption
– (Un)sustainable cities?

(2) The Political Economy of Green Development

– Food security: who sows? who reaps?
– The economics and politics of climate change
– Pollution and politics
– Challenges of community resource governance

(3) Environmental Justice, Ethics and Values

– Global agreements: is convergence possible?
– Balancing nature: people, biodiversity and resilience
– Governing environmental behaviour
– Mores and morals: toward an environmental ethic
– Political ecology and ecological conflicts

(4) Methodological Challenges

– Feminist economics and ecological economics: can the twain meet?
– Behavioural economics and economic behaviour: beyond homo economicus?
– Economics and Ecology: transdisciplinary conversations

Please visit the Conference website at for more information about abstract submission.


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