CALL FOR PAPERS – 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics


Dipartimento di Economia e Management
Università di Pisa, Italy

June 14 to June 17, 2022

The 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics takes place exactly 50 years after the UN conference on the human environment, where the UN acknowledged the environmental crisis. Yet the current state of the environmental crisis seems to indicate that the needed actions and policies have not yet been implemented. We need to move beyond solutions based only on technology, and design transformative action on sustainability.

The conference addresses these issues, and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the actions needed to change the current unsustainable trajectories of human society and economy, by addressing amongst others the science-policy gap. The questions: ‘Will politicians catch up with science and engaged civil society?’ and ‘What are the transformative actions to escape from the current unsustainable paths?’ will stand central during the conference. 

We welcome original theoretical and empirical contributions, from different disciplines and geographies, on topics including: Transformations, Theoretical perspectives and new ideas, Teaching and communication, Resources, Policies, Institutions and power, Business and transition, Behaviour and social change, Alternative economies.


Special session proposal: 29th October 2021

Deadline for sending abstract: 30th November 2021

Notification of acceptance before: 31st January 2022

Registration deadline – early bird: 26 March 2022

Final paper due: 6th May 2022

Abstracts can soon be uploaded through the electronic portal on the website For any further information, see:

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.

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