Conference: Creating Sustainability Within Our Midst: Challenge for the 21st Century

The 4th biennial conference of the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will take place in downtown New York City on the campus of Pace University. Partnering with Pace’s Institute for Regional and Environmental Studies as a co-sponsor, the conference will offer a variety of themes and special symposia featuring our collective interests as well as regional issues and amenities.

Those interested in proposing symposia, workshops, and field trips should contact the conference committee (conference [at] ussee [dot] org). More information will follow soon, both through an e-mailing and posting on the USSEE website.

Potential topics at the conference include the ecological economics of climate change, energy, biodiversity, ecosystems (such as estuaries) and resource systems (e.g., fisheries and forestry); valuation methodologies and issues thereof; population concerns; regional studies of sustainable development; greening the building industry; green entrepreneurship; and education in ecological economics and sustainability.

Additionally, USSEE hopes to bring in some prominent keynote speakers to raise the visibility of the conference and the USSEE.

The venue, Pace University’s downtown campus, is in the heart of lower Manhattan near Chinatown, South Street Seaport, and the financial district. Pace offers air-conditioned dormitory rooms that will help attendees on limited budgets; in addition, we anticipate getting discounted rates at several local hotels. We also hope to enable participants to purchase CO2 sequestration credits to offset the impacts of traveling to the conference.

We invite appropriate co-sponsorship and underwriting. If interested, please contact conference [at] ussee [dot] org.

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