Ecological economics recognises the interconnections and interdependence of the economic, biophysical and social worlds, and focuses on the human economy both as a social system and a system embodied in the bio-physical universe. Reflecting on the identity of ecological economics, the 9th conference of the European Society will investigate how ecological economics can broaden the available range of methods and tools for policy support, and increase its relevance for the real-world problems.
In this regard, ESEE 2011 has two main objectives:
- To create a platform for discussion of theories, methodologies and practices already existing in the field and assess what has been achieved so far.
- To explore the full potential of ecological economics in dealing with policy issues, both in theory and in practice.