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.