ANZSEE is excited to announce the following themes for the 2024 Island Conference:

Ecological economics analysis, perspectives and policies for

  1. Sustainable and healthy national, regional and urban communities and ecosystems covering but not limited to the following topics:
  • the population growth dilemma – environmental, social, economic and planning dimensions of increased populations
  • housing crises – contestations over spaces and places
  • inflation, inflationary expectations, monetary policies, Central Banks and interest rates – ecological economic alternatives?
  • fiscal policies – tax and budgets – ecological economic perspectives
  • cultural and natural heritage enrichment (conservation, renewal?)
  • de-growth; new societal goals, progress measures and ways of living
  1. Marine and coastal environments and people
  2. Building adaptive capacity and resilience in uncertain times via ecological economic-informed solutions
  • systems thinking and frameworks for improved analysis and decision/policy support
  • transformative technologies in a resource-constrained world
  • appropriate technologies for, and threats to, ecologically-balanced human societies
  • the energy-water-land nexus – ecological economic prescriptions for contested spaces and places
  1. Ecological limits and planetary boundaries
  • economic and ecological thinking in light of limited resources on our own planet.
  • ecosystem goods and services, ¬†ecological-economic valuation; ecological and environmental accounting
  1. Ecological ethics and worldviews and intrinsic value/s of nature
  • eco-centrism; eco-democracy; ecological justice.
  1. First Nations and indigenous communities/economies
  • First Nations economics; decolonising ecological economies; indigenous entrepreneurship; innovative case studies from indigenous communities.
  1. Embedding ecological economics into education systems
  • key ecological economics concepts and approaches – case studies, proposals and existing practices
  1. Other topics consistent with the integrated multiple disciplinary perspectives of ecological economics.


For further information and clarifications about the conference, please contact ANZSEE at anzseecom@gmail.com