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
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
Environment Europe is pleased to announce the Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics to take place 25-29 August 2014 in Oxford, UK. This course explores the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field emerged in response to global sustainability crisis.With a clear sustainable development focus, it draws on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable urban development, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability.
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