University of Vermont

Call for Papers: Seventh Biennial Conference of the USSEE

The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold its 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Our 7th meeting is organized around the theme of "Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability" and will aim to research and catalog sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and identifying solutions that can be scaled up … and what better place to connect local action to global problems than Vermont.

The State of Vermont has been described as a "laboratory" for sustainability science and policy, with progressive programs in energy and land-use planning, ecological economic indicators to guide public policy, and a grassroots movement to transition to a post-fossil fuel economy. In the spirit of "getting on with sustainability already", this year's meeting will be organized around an emerging optimism that local solutions are bubbling up everywhere, and 2013 is the year to synergize and strategize.

Proposals for paper, panel, poster, and workshop submissions are currently welcome, especially as they relate to the conference themes.

Please visit the Call for Papers page to submit your presentation ideas using our online form. Abstracts are due by February 15, 2013. For questions, please contact conference organizers at ussee13@uvm.edu or call UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, chaired by John Gowdy, former president of both the USSEE and ISEE.

 

 

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