Welcome to the European Society for Ecological Economics

ESEE is the European branch of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE).

ESEE is a non-profit and member-governed organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of people and the planet.

ESEE is a diverse, inclusive, and friendly society and is a network of like-minded scholars, practitioners,  decision makers and activists, offering various platforms (conferences, newsletter, social media, podcast) for the sharing and exchange of ideas in the realm of ecological economics.

ESEE provides a forum so that we might all better understand and confront the socio-ecological crises of our time. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member.

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Work in progress

ESEE has only recently moved to this domain and, in the process, we lost some of website content. This is why the most ‘recent’ posts are in fact rather dated. We’re working behind the scenes to shape up the site again – in terms of content as well as form! Thanks for your patience.

ESEE Podcast: Economics for Rebels

The world is on fire. We have to radically and rapidly transform every aspect of society to stay within 1.5 degrees of global warming. How is this possible? And how do we do this in a way that is fair? Ecological economists integrating ecological and critical social perspectives have long been working on ideas to bring about just sustainability transformations. This podcast aims at communicating these ideas in order to open them to critical discussion, from global problems to people’s everyday lives.

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The first four episodes are already available on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts and include conversations with ESEE’s president ‪Erik Gómez-Baggethun, with Simon Mair, Inge Røpke, and Julia Steinberger.

Results of the ESEE Board elections held in December 2017

We have been holding two separate but parallel elections during the last month to fill the positions of seven Board Members and of two Student Representatives. Now, we can proudly present the results. » Read the full article