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/
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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Targeted journal: “Development and Change”
Guest editors: Joan Martinez-Alier, Esteve Corbera, Viviana Asara, Federico Demaria, Iago Otero
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Ecological Economics and Integrated Assessment Unit, Barcelona, Spain.
Further enquiries about the special issue can be directed to Viviana Asara (email@example.com)
Deadlines and guidelines
Abstracts (between 300 and 500 words) should be submitted by September 15st 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Final drafts (between 8,000 to 10,000 words including notes and references) should be submitted by 30th October 2013 to email@example.com
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