The Green Economics Institute (GEI) is kindly inviting you to participate in the Second Annual Scientific Economics Conference 2012, entitled "Reform, Repair and Reshaping of Economics" to be held November 17-18, 2012 in Reading, United Kingdom.
The world has changed and Green Economics is an economics school which is comfortable with long termism – equity, climate issues, biodiversity and poverty prevention – and has been waiting to take the mantle. Its time has now arrived. Green Economics was recently described in the Bank of England as one of the healthiest areas of the economy.
Economics struggles to solve poverty, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and inequality. Economics has to become a multidisciplinary social science. It’s time for new models, relating the human with the environmental, including environmental degradation while questioning the role and nature of economic growth.
Philosophical approaches to the relationship between environment and society suggest several innovative ways in which humans can manage their interactions with the environment.
It’s time to find out where we are now:
- What can be done?
- How can it be done?
- What is the role of philosophy in green economics?
- In terms of the main failures the world is facing, what is the role of government, society and business in green economics?
It’s time for green consumption and green production – time to live in a green way, time to bring green economics into action. Economic instruments have to be used in order to implement green economics – the economics of doing.What do data and indicators show? What is the role of econometrics and how can it be used in discerning the main problems? Econometrics can help in examining the main relationships between economics and the environment, and their impact on each other. Numerous connections, which until now have remained unseen, are the key to greening our lives: policies for poverty prevention, biodiversity loss and environment degradation.
Scientific realist approaches are gaining ground.
Scientific realism in the social sciences is complicated by the ontologically subjective nature of the social world. The ongoing debate about the appropriateness of scientific realism in the social sciences. What would a scientific realist methodology look like in green economics?
Realist biography is one such innovative approach under active development.
Green Economics has also been termed ‘the economics of sharing’ as it addresses new forms of distribution, and also ‘the economics of doing’ as it is now a major player in many governments around the world in the race to become green. Green Economics and the green economy is a ray of hope in ending the current economic downturn and setting trends for 21st century economics and provisioning over the century for the survival of everyone and everything on the planet.
Call for Papers
All speakers and participants are invited to apply to contribute a paper or chapter for consideration, either in our forthcoming, Handbook of Green Economics: Methodology, Tools and Instruments© and / or our academic double blind peer reviewed journal the International Journal of Green Economics (subject to peer review) and to publish in our proceedings for this event please email us to receive the information about article submission.
Hans Kare Flo – Knowledge Economy Research Specialist, Tekna Hi Tech Trade Union (Norway): Creating the Economy for the 21st and 22nd centuries!
- Maria Alejandra Madi, PhD. – Director of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil, Professor and researcher at the State University of Campinas (Brazil): Mending economics and mending the crisis
- Kristina Jociute – Association of Lithuanian Economists, The Green Economics Institute, Advisory board of Gender Progress Consortium, deputy Editor of The International Journal of Green Economics (Lithuania)
- Miriam Kennet, Green Economics Institute, founder and editor of the International Journal of Green Economics, member of the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
- Michelle Gale de Oliveira – Gender Progress Foundation, CEO of the Gender Progress Consortium, director of the Green Economics Institute (United Kingdom)
- Dr. Jeff Turk, PhD. – Head of Research at the Green Economics Institute (Belgium and Slovenia): Realist methods in Green Economics
- Chidi Magnus Onuoha – Development Economist, Lecturer, Author and Policy Analyst (Nigeria)
- Adam Salah – Business Economist, United Kingdom Ryte Maumeviciute – Economist (Lithuania)