Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice

June 26 - 29, 2016

Washington, DC

The International Society for Ecological Economics 2016 Conference

Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice.

June 26-29, 2016

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Co-Sponsored by BioPhysical Economics

Confirmed Speakers

Our confirmed plenary speakers!

Special Event!

Frances Moore Lappe


Author of Diet for Small Planet

Opening Greeting by Tommy Wells, Director of the District Department of Energy and the Environment.
Monday evening, June 27th.
$25 incl. refreshments and music.

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ISEE 2016 will run from June 26 - June 29 in Washington, DC at the University of the District of Columbia.

The conference will include field trips, breakout sessions, a community dinner, awards and talent show, and round table discussions.

Conference Theme

Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice

As the Science of Sustainability, Ecological Economics must advance the transformation of the economy to support rather than debilitate the processes that sustain our living planet. Most fundamental to such an economy is its support of basic live support systems like food, water and energy, and its support of social justice and a quality life for all.
About ISEE
ISEE assists its members and ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, related societies, and other organizations in such matters of common concern as can be dealt with more effectively by united action. To this end, the Society publishes a research journal, books, and other materials; holds and sponsors scientific meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.


Confirmed Speakers:

Frances Moore Lappé, Alternative Nobel Prize Recipient and author of Diet for a Small Planet, Boston

Dr. Peter I. May, Senior Scientist, Biohabitats Inc. and University of Maryland, Dept. of Environmental Science

Dr. Monamati Mokgadi, Senior Natural Resource Officer, Department of Environmental Affairs, Botswana

Dr. Renato Maluf, President Emeritus, National Food Security Council of Brazil, San Paolo, Brazil

Dr. Jairam Ramesh, Former Minster of the Environment of India, New Delhi, India

Dr. Shi Yan, Founder and President, Shared Harvest Community Supported Agriculture, Beijing, China

Dr. Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative and University of Maryland

Invited Speakers:

Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady, The White House, Washington DC, United States

Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, Administrator, US Agency for International Development, Washington DC

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC

Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary, United States Department of Energy

Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington DC

Guests of Honor:

Herman Daly, Professor Emeritus

Harriett Fulbright, President, Fulbright Foundation


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