Two four-day conferences are proposed which focus on ecological economics which is a cutting edge research area dealing with European and global environmental and socio-economic problems taking an inter-disciplinary approach. The conferences are designed to be highly interactive between and amongst junior and senior scientists and provide a forum for learning and networking.
Specific high-level scientific issues have been selected for each event including the following topics:
- value conflicts in environmental management and policy;
- non-market valuation;
- environmental planning;
- participatory decision processes;
- environmental accounting;
- business and the environment;
- institutional evolution for long-term environmental management;
- risk, uncertainty & ignorance;
- strong sustainability;
- political ecology;
- new environmental paradigms;
- research and teaching methods.
The objectives are to:
- provide a platform for learning about state-of-the-art theoretical and applied advances in ecological economics;
- promote scientific excellence and advance the study of ecological economics;
- address key issues at the frontiers of research in socio-economics and the environment;
- facilitate networking of researchers from across Europe and with non-European experts;
- facilitate interaction between junior and senior researchers.