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Green Economics Institute Progressive economics
In association with Ashgate Academic Publishing, Gower Management Books, Zed Book, Inderscience Publishers of academic journals and CIPS
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and The International Journal of Green Economics and Purchasing and Supply Management Ltd.,
Green Economics Institute Brazil, Campinas University Brazil, and Green Economics Institute Nigeria.
A Green Economics Conference
The clash between ecology and economy
Greening the Economy,
explanations, causes and answers to the current crises:
the climate, biodiversity, mass species extinction, commodity fluctuations,
poverty, and the credit crunch?
Intergenerational and intra-generational equity, pensions
our women's unequal pay and poverty project stream,
social justice, long-termism in economics
systemic, practical and theory change in economics
Geo engineering and the greening of engineering: Green Transport advances
-and green technology advances
Mansfield College, Oxford University
4 Annual Green Economics Conference N
Friday 31 July to Saturday 1 August 2009
Green Procurement and the Greening of Business.
Other streams include:
Carbon Reduction and Climate Change, Women and Poverty, Lower Growth
Economics, Biodiversity and Species Loss and the Economics of saving the
rainforests. REDDs? Green Markets. How Kyoto works.
Philosophy of economics- What can Aristotle teach us now?
Finance, Food and Fuel?
Instruments, tools and Green Economics Methodology for change and real
progress in Economics AL
This Conference will follow the tradition of the Annual Green Economics Conferences
which are the world's leading Conference series in Green Economics. Internationally
renowned composite, multidisciplinary, scientists, economists, campaigners, Policy
makers and Directors, Professors Social scientists and Researchers from all over the
globe continue to attend the very popular Green Economics Series, and to present their
frontier research findings and to keep up to date with latest achievements and
developments in this very fast moving and leading and topical field.
A main theme of the Conference will be "Green Economics, Greening the Economy- long
and short term solutions to the credit crunch- finance, food issues- biofuels and land- fuel-
challenges- and the 6th ever mass species extinction on earth. Green Economics views the
current downturn as a clash between ecology and economy and argues that the
commodity instability is a symptom the exhaustion of natural resources. The markets are
correctly reflecting that and are indicating that traditional economics instruments and
derivatives are however no longer any use, and new methods of creating a natural
economics of abundance need to be urgently developed. The world has changed and
Green Economics is an economics which is comfortable with long termism- equity, climate
issues and biodiversity costs and poverty prevention, and which has been waiting to take
the mantle and that time has now arrived!
We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford University, one of the most beautiful cities in
the world with outstanding, exciting and famous atmospheric Conference facilities
excellent travel connections and accommodation.
Green Economics Institute www.greeneconomics.org.uk
International Journal of Green Economics
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Speakers already confirmed for 2009:
Professor Graciela Chichilnisky Columbia University, New York, Professor of Economics, and Mathematics.
Architect of the UN Kyoto Protocol carbon market and Lead Author: Of the Nobel prize winning IPCC
Dr Joseph Halevi -Australia, author Univerisite de Nice and Sydney University talks about-economics
policies and green solutions to recession. Speaker at the University of Grenoble Pierre Mendès France
and by the Université de Nice. 1997 - 1999 Professor at the University of Grenoble in charge of a
multilingual Masters program in international commerce. In 1998 he was appointed by France’s Ministry of
Scientific Research as a member of the national selection committee for the recruitment of full professors.
Member of the international editorial board of Economie Appliquée (Paris) and of the editorial board of
Cahiers d'Economie Politique (Paris). Associated to the CNRS’s (France’s National Research Council)
centre IREPD (Institut de Recherches Economiques sur la Production et le Développement) at the
University of Grenoble. Since 1990 he has been a regular contributor to the Italian Leftwing daily Il
Manifesto in Rome.
Former OECD Sustainable Development Advisor.
Speaks about Sustainable Response to the Financial Crisis.
And on Gender and Sustainable Development work at the OECD
Oliver Rothschild Head of UNICEF
Director DEFRA Procurement
Professsor Zhang Ying Beijing University of Forestry
Speaks about Green Accounting
Helen Clegg Director A T Kearney
speaks about women in large companies
Professor Priscilla Alderson Insitute of Education University of London
Speaks about Green Economics and younger people and intergenerational equity
Daniele Kostadinova GTZ Serbia
Talks about Green Economics in the Balkans
Dr Enrico Tezza International Labour Organisation
The man on Seat 61 :Slow travel
Rakesh Kumar Vice President Gartner Research International
Speaks about GreenIT
Professor Djana Dr Bekko Regional Environmental Centre Shkoder and University Luijj Gurakuqi
Biology Department Faculty of Natural Sciences Shkoder
Albania talks about the Skadar Lake which is between Montenegro and Albania and the current
development issues in this important area for biodiversity and development choices.
Womens Unequal Pay and Poverty- counting the costs of excluding
women from our economy, our society, our business.
Sophie Christopher Bowes Eco Planner Oxford Ethical Business Club
Maria Ioacovou University of Essex- Basic Income
Priscilla Alderson Green Economics and younger generations
Helen Clegg Women in Large corporations- how to survive and prosper
Niamh Beirne- Revisioning our role in the world
Mick Taylor Women as entrepreneurs
Grimot Nane- Challenging analyses and tools of gender roles in academia and campaigning and politics
Methodology for measuring women’s contribution to the economy and how its analysed speakers from the
University of Perth. Anusha Mehendran. Australia
Advances in Green Transport
Patrick Lawyer from Riversimple and open source legal expert speaks with Miriam Kennet
about the uses and abuses of open source and how its principles can be harnessed to change
corporate governance ( to be confirmed)
Miriam Kennet and others from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering will speak about the
latest technology in Geo Engineering.
Agriculture Food and Poverty
Socio-economic and environmental benefits of direct seeding of wheat in Sétif high plains (north east of
Algeria) Dr M. Fenni, Laboratory of Valorisation of Biological and Natural Resources, Faculty of Science,
University Ferhat Abbas, Sétif 19000, Algeria.
The Economics of Climate change
Dr Craig Duckworth Analysing possibilities for the Stern Review - London Metropolitan Business School,
Benjamin Armstrong-Haworth, Cass Business School, City University,London, "Energy in a Green
Economy: Discussion Paper"
Kakha Nadiradze Director Biotechnology Center of Georgia Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
1 A Str. Sarajishvili Tbilisi 0197 Georgia
The Plane Versus Train Controversy Debate
Professor Mayer Hillman Institute of Policy Studies discusses transport and aviation and the damage
aviation is doing to the climate: are more radical solutions necessary? Author numerous books in a
discussion with visitor:
Greening of business
Focus on Norway and Sweden
Knowledge Based Economy- The missing element in the West? Is this
the missing link to sustainability?
Hans Kåre Director Knowledge Based Economy Programme, Tekna, Scientific and Technical, Engineering
Employees Union of Norway.
Producing value through a knowledge based society. Is the credit crunch the result of lack of knowledge
development and investment in the West?
Dr Rachel Curzon 'Perceptions of stakeholder engagement - just what is it really?'
Enrico Tezza International Labour Organisation, and International Journal of Green Economics Journal,
Editorial Board, Turin
Green IT and Hi Tech
T Rakesh Kumar Senior Vice President Research Gartner Global talks about the future of IT
The development and implementation of Green Accounting
(all Green accounting speakers currently confirming)
Dr Zhang Ying: Beijing School of Economics and Forestry : Forest Accounts: a Case Analysis in China
Tony Greenham Green Economics Institute and ICEAW
Constance Crawford Green Accounting New Jersey USA “In the midst of economic disaster, can the United
States still care about Green Accounting?....Which is more important a sustainable economy or a
sustainable environment?”( being confirmed)
Volker Heinemann Green Economics Institute Founder and Director ICEAW and Auditor
Steven Mandel University Birmingham Research Associate, International Finance ( being confirmed)
Yui Li Hong Kong and Uk Green Economics Institute
This section will form the basis of a book on Green Accounting with Ashgate Academic Publishers and
Gower Professional Management Books
Focus on Spain
Roberto García Trujillo University of Córdoba, Spain:
Sandra Ríos Núñez, University of Córdoba, Spain:
Daniel Coq Huelva University of Seville, Analysis of organic livestock in ANDALUSIA.
The role of agri environmental measures in the construction of sustainable production processes
Focus on Africa
Sena LOUKA Executive Director Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement
Casablanca, Lomé, Togo, The social dimensions of climate change in Africa and organiser of the
Renewable Energy event in Lome Togo, reports on progress in Green Economics in Togo. And world bank
projects around climate change
Ngou Bertran Espace Verts, Cameroon
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND LIVELIHOOD IN RURAL AREAS; case study: the Wet Savannah
region of Cameroon.
Dr Susan Canney, Biodiversity and Ecology and GIS, Oxford University, a conservation ecologist
researched in a range of African and Asian countries, including elephants in Mahli, and in Romania, the
USA and in the UK with Sir Crispin Tickell at the Green College Centre for Environmental Policy and
Understanding at Oxford. She has Masters degrees in Natural Sciences (Cambridge),Environmental Policy
(Lancaster), Landscape Design (Sheffield); and a Dphil from Oxford in using remote sensing and GIS to
investigate savanna ecology and human impact in the Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania. Her interests
include the intersection between international conservation, human development, and environmental
values; and their relation to global ecology. Susan was an Environmental Change Institute Teaching Fellow
2004-5 She is one of the Reconnections team at Forum for the Future.
Olanrewaju Sanni The impact of climate change on Africa
Ola Femi from Nigeria
Building and sustaining Green Economics Studies in Nigerian Universities
Dr Arturo Hermann, Italy, Green Economics, discusses the Interrelations between markets, institutions and
policies, drawing his institutional and psychoanalytical analysis of the market. The links between
Institutional Economics and Economics Education, with a special focus on the advantages of this more
comprehensive Green Economics approach for both theory and policy action.
Author: Institutional economics and psychoanalysis: how can they collaborate for a better understanding of
individual -society dynamics?
New visiting speakers
Ewa Kos Head Deputy of "Z Naszej Strony" Foundation from Poland
a)Present Polish situation
b) Specific Mexican problems but with an impact on the worldwide situation
Flu and politics
A threat of privatization of medical care and education in Poland due to a loan from a World
Nic Sore - Innovation in Green Economics UK (being confirmed)
Peter McManners Author and Sustainability Specialist, Adapt and Thrive UK
Henry Cox Engineer and formerly working in Assam in India – Senior Citizen 's experience and
"Green Economics, green economies, food and wood (materials)". "Sunlight the basic renewable source
mainly harnessed by growing plants on land, hence more a 'citizens land entilement' than the urban
"citizens income" which would reduce as the cities disperse".
Stephen Plowden Traffic speed. This is an example of a subject where there is NO clash between ecology
and the economy. Why reducing traffic speed is the crucial reform required in transport planning; what
speed limits would be appropriate on roads of different classes; how best to enforce speed limits.
Anantha Sundararajan Vice President HSBC Chicago USA -Quantitative Modeling for Credit-Risk
“REDD…reducing the effect of deforestation and forest degradation….a fundamental realism and the steps
forward for humanity to act to resolve galloping climate change”.
Sanjeev Sanyal , Dehli, India and St Johns College, Oxford University, Deutsche Bank India and UN TEEB
Project Costs of Biodiversity, and Green Accounting for India, GIST Organisation. London School of
Economics Expert Economist.
Effie Kesidou, and Pelin Demirel , Business School, University of Nottingham, UK
Profiling the Eco-Innovators: Empirical evidence from the UK
Robert Kudlack, Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management
Adam Mickiewicz University of Posnan, Poland Do environmental management systems lead to better
economic performance? An empirical analysis of cost reductions in enterprises in Poland?
Dr Jean Boulton Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management, Visiting Lecturer, Bath School of
Management writes about complexity theory and will give an overview of complexity economics and its
implications for future policy
Peter Birt Reading Costs of nuclear power and nuclear activities Can we afford it in the current economic
Ivo Mulder Netherlands Triple E Economy Ecology Experience
Green Procurement and Green Supply Chains
Tarig Khidir Eltayeb & Suhaiza Zailani, School Of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia: Outcomes of
Green Supply Chain among Certified Companies in Malaysia,
David Rabey Director DEFRA UK Government Procurement speaking on Sustainable Supply Chains, myth
Green Economics Institute Advisory and Editorial Board Speakers:
David Rabey Director DEFRA UK Government Procurement speaking on Sustainable Supply Chains, myth
Professor Jack Reardon USA Economics Editor of International Journal of Economics Education
Professor Gustavo Sanchez -Economics University of Mexico -micro economics models in Green
Dr Maria Iacovou Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER),University of Essex,Colchester UK
Using UK data with the EUROMOD microsimulation model, this paper calculates and compares the costs
and distributional effects of (a) conventional Citizens Income systems at different levels of payment, and
(b) modified systems under which couples receive a level of benefit lower than twice the benefit payable to
a single person.
Dr Iacovou will also lead a round table discussion, “Green Keynsianism- Oxymoron or not?”
Sarah Skinner Birkbeck College, Solar Energy Futures: distributed energy in the UK,
Ian Chambers Director Orange, discusses business and Green Economics and promotes his new book:
Plan for the Planet
Victor Anderson PPE Oxford University, UK, Senior Economist at the Sustainable Development
Commission, former researcher House of Commons on policy for Plaid Cymru, former London Assembly
Member elected. Originator of the UK governments policy research into Redefining Prosperity which has
been quoted in the New Scientist November 2008. He is author of Alternative economic indicators,
Routledge, London, (1991) 106 pp. Author of books on energy and on economic indicators and other
articles on economics. Victor discusses the Collision between Ecology and Economy
Maret Merisaar Green MP Estonia, "Costs of Climate Change, on women's salary levels in Estonia
Professor of Economics, Jack Reardon Hamline University USA Author Pluralist Economics Teaching and
Miriam Kennet Director Green Economics Institute, Editor International Journal of Green Economics,
author of numerous articles, member Mansfield College Oxford University and Environmental Change
Institute Oxford University.
Dr Jeff Turk Phd Cern Particle physicist and European economist from Slovenia based in Brussels, Head
of Research Green Economics Institute, discusses how main stream economics textbooks don't answer
today's pressing issues. Methodology questions in economics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts and requests to speak for consideration
for inclusion in the programme to the Green Economics Institute.
All papers and abstracts must be submitted in word or odt format – PDF is not acceptable,
and all papers must include Title of Paper, all authors email addresses, and full names and
affiliations. They must include a statement that the paper has not been published in
English before, and is free from copyright restrictions to enable it to be published in our
Conference Proceedings, and each paper must include a 5 line biography of each author.
Each paper must include full references and citations wherever these have been used. If
any of these are missing we will not publish the paper.
If your paper is non academic and of a business nature- please ensure it is in prose and
word format for the proceedings as we cannot publish powerpoints in the Conference
Abstracts should be submitted to email@example.com as soon as
possible and speaker slots are popular and filling up fast. If you know you would like to
speak but have not prepared an abstract please email me asap so that I can reserve a slot
Our management committee will decide on acceptance and let you know as soon as
possible. The submission process requires a one -page extended abstract to be submitted
as soon as possible. Final versions of these abstracts to be agreed with the organisers.
However please email your idea now so that sessions can be allocated and designed.
All presenters are requested to consider presenting with a power point or other visual
material and also using any case studies, examples or other illustrations of their ideas and
to allow at least half their session time for questions and discussion. Papers will be
published for distribution to delegates at the conference in the high quality conference
manual and will be formally published and can be cited as an academic publication if
All successful presenters papers will be considered for inclusion in our academic journal
International Journal of Green Economics, IJGE published by Inderscience.
www.inderscience.com/ijge – the first green academic journal in the world. All articles are
subject to stringent double blind peer review before inclusion in the Journal. If accepted in
the journal you will gain two citations – as you will also have one from the Conference
Proceedings high quality academic papers which are lodged with the British Library.
Please send all powerpoints for presentation at the conference at least 7 calendar days
prior to the event to ensure we can put them on the laptops for presentation.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let us
2009 Booking: Details for registration
Individual Registration Fee if paying yourself, £89 per person per day, Friday and Saturday. Personal
invoiced registrations £100 per person per day. Concessions available. Student and concession rate £39.00
per person per day if pre paid and pre arranged.
If paying by invoice and an academic institution £125.00 per person per day
If paying by personal invoice £100 per person per day
Thursday 17:30 – 19:00 Friends Meeting House Oxford
From 19.30 onwards Thursday night drinks welcome networking reception party and food £29.00 per person
Please book with registration on your booking form.
Friday and Saturday Main Conference Mansfield College, Oxford University.
Admission fees £89 per person per day if paying by cheque. (including tea/coffee and lunch)
Friday lunch option sit down dinner in Mansfield College Dinning Room £32.00 ( must be pre booked )
or sit down informal lunch in Oxford University Club
Friday night: Sit down Dinner and speeches in the Oxford University Club £15.00 per person
Saturday night Celebration Networking Sit down Dinner Party at the Oxford University Club must be pre-
booked. £37.00 per person, pre- pay with your registration form
£100 per day per stall, plus the individual entrance fee as above per person,
Stall rate for Institutions and Businesses £500 for the 2 day conference
All these rates are stalls only, please add on daily rates for individual attendance registration fees for each
person attending with the stall.
For further details, contact us.
Corporate Rates and Academic Invoiced registrations
Corporate Rate for companies, charities, NGOs, academic departments, and Government departments, and
local government departments and if promoting a company perspective in the course of a speech or
workshop: £125.00 per person per day, to include one speaker slot. This applies to all bookings via an
Thursday 29 July – Tea 17.30 – 19.00 tea and scones- awards for interns.
Evening Welcome Drinks Party, Friends Meeting House, Oxford
19.00- 10.30 pm
Friday 30 July 10-7pm –Mansfield College, Oxford University, Conference, and lunch in the University Club
or sit down formal lunch at Mansfield College Dinning Room
Friday evening sit down dinner at the Oxford University Club £15.00 per person
Saturday 1 August 2009 – 9.00- 19.00 Mansfield College Oxford University Green Economics
Evening Celebration conference dinner: - at Oxford University Club £37.00 per person. Must be pre-booked.
3 course sit down vegetarian dinner with welcome spritzer on arrival.
Sunday working in working groups -2- 6pm £20
Please note timetable depends on speaker availability and we reserve the right to make changes to the
programme if required
Available in the College, 50 rooms for use by the conference participants. Please book early as they get
booked up quickly. Room rates vary from single en suite b and b £74.38 (higher standard), standard single(
student style) shared bathroom £56.76 per room and twin £83.19 (student style) shared bathroom with
breakfast per room per night. Please enquire by email to Lynne Quiggin directly for booking accommodation
in the college and she will provide full details. Please book direct.
Many other accommodation options to suit all tastes and pockets are provided on our website under
accommodation, please check this and let us know if you have any queries or problems. Some rooms at
Oxford University Club.
Additional options include
Welcome and buffet supper Thursday night 30 July 2009 at the Friends Meeting House Oxford, with
finger buffet- juice £29.00 per person 19.00 pm – 23.00 pm
Friday night sit down 3 course dinner at the Oxford University Club £15.00 pp
Celebratory Conference Evening Dinner with speeches on Saturday night 1 August night £37.00 per
person– must be pre-booked- on registration form.
All catering is vegetarian
Sunday working in working groups- venue Oxford University Club 2pm to 7 pm £20
10 % reduction of registration fee for members of the Institute
Special Membership Offer
If booking for the conference, reduced membership fee will be available for £30 for 2009 (if requested at time
of booking for the conference)
All paid up delegates will receive a copy of the Conference Proceedings on arrival at the conference.
All speakers are required to pay the relevant registration fee.
Full Proceedings Papers from speakers to be sent to: email@example.com
Further information firstname.lastname@example.org