Welcome to 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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Recent Posts

Call for Papers: Special Volume – Technology & Degrowth

We are happy to be able to announce our Call for Papers for a Special Volume on Technology and Degrowth, to be published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2016.

If you think you could make an interesting contribution, please submit your extended abstract or full manuscript via email to one of the members of the editorial team by August 31, 2015.

For more information follow the link or read the full Call for Papers below: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.107

Professor of International Forest Policy

University of Helsinki in Finland has the following open faculty position: Professor of International Forest Policy.The professorship is within the major of Forest Economics and Marketing. The international research orientation includes analysis and evaluation of processes, programs, instruments and impacts of international forest and related policies. The position also focuses on enhancing the interaction between research, policy and decision-making. A significant  share of the students is from abroad and they study in the English-language Master’s Degree Programme of the Department. » Read the full article

The Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Environment Europe has just extended the deadline for the Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2015

Policies and Innovation for a Green Economy

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, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability. Ecological economics has been critical of the dominant approaches to decision making, namely cost-benefit analysis, the use of GDP as a key economic progress measure and the limits of the economic models not taking into account resource and environmental constraints. ‘Green Economy’ and ‘Beyond GDP’ movements are inspired by the ideas proposed by ecological economists.

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