Welcome at the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)!

ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

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.

ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

ESEE provides a forum so that we might all better understand these issues. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member.

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European Society For Ecological Economics 2015: Transformations

11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), which will be hosted by the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June – 3 July 2015.

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. The conference will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on these issues, through oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures from prominent scholars, and lively formal and informal discussions. It also aims to foster future research collaborations between academics and stakeholders, and provide training and learning opportunities for younger researchers through an associated summer school which will feed into the main conference. » Read the full article

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Ecological Economics

The Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated ecological economist with relevant water-related research interests to develop and enhance links across water@leeds and to key stakeholders. You will be able to apply socio-economic analysis, valuation and/or modeling techniques to understand water and other environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. » Read the full article

Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference

The seventh international Ecosystem Services Partnership conference is titled ‘Local action for the common good’. It will focus  on the use of the ecosystem  services concept at the local level, with special emphasis on Latin America and Costa Rica.

In addition to several high-level keynotes and an opening address by the Costa Rican Minister of Environment, the core of the conference is built around 45 workshops and special sessions hosting over 270 presentations on a wide range of topics on the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services. Several EU funded projects will present results of 4-5 years of research on the use of Ecosystem Services in Community Based Ecosystem Management in Latin America and there are several free pre-conference trainings on practical tools for ecosystem service assessment. » Read the full article

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