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


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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Call for papers: Special issue on “Framing Degrowth: from diagnosis to development alternatives”

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 (viviana.asara@uab.cat)

Deadlines and guidelines

Abstracts (between 300 and 500 words) should be submitted by September 15st 2013 to viviana.asara@uab.cat

Final drafts (between 8,000 to 10,000 words including notes and references) should be submitted by 30th October 2013 to viviana.asara@uab.cat

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ClimateKIC Thematic Summer School 2013 “Making Transitions Happen”

Who can participate?
The participation in a PhD thematic summer school is part of the Climate KIC PhD program. All
Climate KIC PhD students should take part in a thematic summer school in their second or third year.
Furthermore we are happy to welcome students pursuing their PhD outside of Climate KIC and who
are interested in transition and climate change topics. Postgraduates with outstanding skills and
motivation to participate are also invited to apply.
The summer school will be held in English, in order to participate, students should have sufficient
language skills.
How to apply?
All details can be found here:

http://www.climatekic.org/events/summerschoolfrankfurt2013/

Application deadline is July 21st, 2013. Any applications submitted after the deadline will be marked
late and will be considered only after the review of applications received on or before July 21st.
Letters of acceptance will be sent out in early August.
Costs?
ClimateKIC covers full costs of the programme including accommodation (in double
rooms), breakfast and lunch, 5 dinners per weak, local transportation.
Participants need to cover the travel costs to/from Frankfurt themselves.

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