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

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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.

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ESEE 2019 Conference registration

You are invited to register to attend the 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE): ‘Co-creation – Making ecological economics matter’, June 18 to 21, 2019 in Turku, Finland.

The deadline for discounted ‘early bird’ registrations has been extended to 24 March 2019.

To register, please click here.

Interdisciplinary PhD course on low-carbon economy

From 10 to 12 September 2019, the University of Antwerp, KULeuven, UHasselt and VITO will organize a PhD course. Topic of the PhD course is: sustainability assessment for the low-carbon economy. This course consists of a number of lectures by professors on sustainability assessments and paper presentations / discussions of PhD students who have registered for this course. More information can be found in the attachment. We thereby aim to reach a number of international doctoral students.

Sustainability Assessments for the Low-Carbon Economy_2019

New report: Towards a socio-ecological transformation of the economy. Institute for Ecological Economics. Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

On November 14-15, 2018, the 4th International Conference on ‘Growth in Transition’ took place in Vienna, Austria, under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. The Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) was commissioned to prepare a background report for the conference, entitled ‘Towards a socio-ecological transformation of the economy’. » Read the full article

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