The European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), is holding a conference on ‘transformations’, hosted by the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June – 3 July 2015.
This conference takes place as this century’s key challenges for human society become ever clearer and more entrenched: increasing levels of resource use and environmental impacts; threats to food, water and energy security; unequal distribution of economic and physical wealth; power imbalances and conflicts; new waves of political and economic migration; and the lack of international will to address the reality of planetary threats such as climate change and global biodiversity loss.
ESEE 2015 explores solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society, building on the distinctive contribution of ecological economics, by shining a spotlight on the interdependency of economic activity and natural systems, and identifying options that prioritise human wellbeing within planetary boundaries.
Under the banner of Transformations, the themes of the conference 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
- theory, methods and practice of ecological economics.
ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed organisation, dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.
For more information and to submit a paper see the ESEE website.
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