Events

Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

The Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity will take place in the German city of Leipzig from September 2-6, 2014.

The 2014 conference will give room for scientific debates, exchange between activists and economic/cultural pioneers and also artistic approaches to the subject. It is part of an international cycle of events: so far, there have been conferences on degrowth in Paris 2008, in Barcelona 2010 and in Venice and Montreal 2012.

More information on http://leipzig.degrowth.org/en/

ISEE 2014: Wellbeing and equity within planetary boundaries

Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics which will be hosted by the University of Iceland 13 – 15 August 2014. The theme of the conference will be Well-being and Equity within Planetary Boundaries.

As economic, social and environmental systems worldwide face increasing pressures and the call for an alternative economic approach becomes louder, we aim to provide a welcoming environment for critical conversations on the role and ability of Ecological Economics to provide paths and tools towards effective alternative solutions for the future.

Towards this aim the conference will offer a combination of oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures from prominent scholars from within and outside our community, pre-conference activities and exciting off-venue excursions.

More information on http://isee2014.yourhost.is/

Policy Mixes in Environmental and Conservation Policies, 25-27 February 2014, Leipzig, Germany

Call for abstracts extended to 18 October 2013!

In most countries, environmental and conservation policies build on strategies involving a wide range of policy instruments. Within these policy mixes, economic instruments are gaining increasing attention from policy-makers and analysts. This holds for policies designed to conserve and finance biodiversity and secure ecosystem services as much as for climate, energy and water-related policies. However, there are still many open questions regarding the combination of several instruments in a policy mix. What is the role of different instruments or instrument types in a policy mix? What frameworks and empirical methods for policy mix design and analysis are available?  How can the various instruments be assessed in their contribution to environmental objectives, cost-effectiveness, cross-financing, social and distributional impacts or institutional requirements, when assessing policy mixes rather than single instruments?

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