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					                    FORUM FOR ECONOMICS
                      AND ENVIRONMENT

                        First Annual Conference:
              BRIDGING THE
      ECONOMICS / ENVIRONMENT DIVIDE

                         11 and 12 February 2002
     Breakwater Lodge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
                    South Africa

The objective of the Forum for Economics and Environment is to
promote an understanding of the interface between economics and the
environment in southern Africa through the dissemination of
information, the facilitation of open debate and the stimulation of
research.




Organised by:                       Funded by:      With support services by:




  Economics as if the
  environment matters




The Forum for Economics             USAID           c/o Nathan Associates Inc.
and Environment                     PO Box 55380    PO Box 11691
www.econ4env.co.za                  Arcadia         Queenswood
Support services:                   0007            0121
           Nathan Associates Inc.             RSA             RSA
               FORUM FOR ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT
                                 Annual Conference 2002
             BRIDGING THE ECONOMICS/ ENVIRONMENT DIVIDE

At the Forum's symposium held in February 2001, it was evident that the natural environment offers
very real business and economic opportunities that will contribute to sustainable development.
Based on this, and the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development, this major
conference will address the following issues:
                The weaknesses underlying and threats posed to sustainable development that
                 result from excluding the environment from economic considerations.
                The strengths and opportunities offered to sustainable development that result from
                 including the environment in economic considerations.
                Key issues that will feature in the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
                The strengths of interdisciplinary research.


The Conference will bring together a wide range of experts from the social and natural sciences, as
well as decision makers and civil society.

                              CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
  The first morning of the conference will provide an opportunity for high level dialogue with leading
  decision makers, academics and other stakeholders on the links between economics and the
  environment. Keynote speakers will be:
  Dr Crispian Olver Director General, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism:
  Environmental resource economics and environmental policy.
  Professor Partha Dasgupta Professor of Economics & Chairman: Faculty of Economics &
  Politics, University of Cambridge: Can the environment wait in a developing country context?
  Professor Ogunlade Davidson Director, Energy & Development Research Centre, University of
  Cape Town: What economic opportunities does the environment offer?
  Dr Franz Tattenbach, National Co-ordinator, Costa Rican Office of Joint Implementation and
  Costa Rican Ambassador to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Costa
  Rica's experience in using economic incentives for environmental management, and the related
  institutional issues.


     During the first afternoon session and the next day, papers will be presented under the
                                              following themes:
        Science-policy interactions: what environmental and ecological economics has to offer
         policy makers and how these interactions can best be achieved
        Economics of climate change: impacts, mitigation and adaptation
        Air quality: the role of valuation and health risks, policy options
        Water: pricing reform, infrastructure development, policy and links to ecological and
         development priorities
        Valuation methods and case studies
        Sustainable development theory and applications
        Natural resource accounting
Fees
No registration fee will be charged.
Participants registering before 7 December 2001 will be accommodated without charge at the
Breakwater Lodge on the night of 11 February 2002. Participants registering after 7 December
2001 will have to meet their own accommodation costs.
The Conference Organising Committee has a limited budget from which to cover part of
participants' travel cost where circumstances warrant this. You may indicate on the registration
form whether you will need such assistance. You will be informed after 7 December 2001 whether
the committee can assist you.

Registration
Persons who wish to attend the conference should complete the registration form and send it to
Laetitia Meter via email: lameter@telkomsa.net or fax: +27 (0) 21 650 2830, or c/o EDRC, UCT,
Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa. Please note the special conditions that apply to
those registering before 7 December 2001 as described above.

Enquiries
All enquiries to the Conference Co-ordinator, Laetitia Meter.
                  E-mail: lameter@telkomsa.net            Fax: (021) 650 2830

Exhibitors
Companies or organisations interested in exhibiting at the conference are invited to contact Laetitia
Meter. Early registration would secure an exhibition site.


                                        Keynote Speakers
Dr Crispian Olver is currently Director-General, Department of Environmental
Affairs and Tourism. He has previously worked as a Deputy Director-General:
Local Government in the Department of Constitutional Development. He was
responsible amongst others for the White Paper, legislative framework and
implementation of the new local government system, as well as coordinating the
provision of municipal infrastructure, maintaining and regulating municipal finances
at a national level. He worked in the national RDP Office from July 1994 until June
1996, where he was in charge of development planning and local economic
development. Previously he worked for INLOGOV (University of Western Cape)
as Programme Manager and CORPLAN (a development NGO in East London) as
overall Director. He has background training as a medical practitioner, and
worked at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Mdantsane.
Professor Parth Dasgupta is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Faculty of
Economics & Politics of Cambridge University. He has previously lectured at
Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie-Mellon and Jawaharlal Nehru Universities
and the London School of Economics. He is the author of 15 books and more
than 150 academic articles. He is on the editorial board for 7 academic journals,
member of numerous scholarly societies, and has been a visiting fellow at a wide
range of public policy and research centres. His research interests cover growth
theory; taxation and trade; development planning; welfare, justice and the theory
of the state; measurement of well-being; population; natural resources;
environmental economics; poverty, fertility and the environmental resource base;
industrial structure and technological change; incentive compatibility and planning
mechanisms; theory of economic development; economics of science and
technology; game theory; and ecological economics.
Professor Ogunlade Davidson is Professor of Engineering and Director of
Energy & Development Research Centre, University of Cape Town, and also the
Co-Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change. Before Joining EDRC, he was at University of Sierra Leone for
over 22 years where he served in different capacities, including Professor of
Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Head of Department
of Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering, and the first Director of Research of
the University. His research interests include development of African energy
systems (transportation, renewable energy & power), energy policy studies, and
climate change studies (greenhouse gas inventories, mitigation options, national
strategies). His recent projects include: energy policy development for Lesotho
and Swaziland, advice to various African governments on climate change policy,
and a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Environmental Facility.
Dr Franz Tattenbach is the National Coordinator of the Costa Rican Office of
Joint Implementation (OCIC); Costa Rican Ambassador on Special Mission to
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Ph.D., M.A. and B.S.,
Cornell University (Economic Development, Regional Science and Agricultural
Economics respectively). Executive Director (CEO) of FUNDECOR (a leading
environmental NGO in the field of sustainable forestry). Also served in the Board
of Directors of the National Regulatory Authority of Public Services and High
Technology National Centre Foundation. In Price Waterhouse, Costa Rica he was
Director of the Consulting Services Department. Has also been consultant for the
World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the private sector in Costa
Rica in financial and economic analysis of large development and investment
projects.



FEE Executive Committee:                         FEE Secretariat:
Prof James Blignaut (Chair)                      Nathan Associates
Dr Martin de Wit                                 Dr Roland Mirrilees

FEE Steering Committee:                          Conference local organising committee:
Prof Geoff Antrobus                              Mr Randall Spalding-Fecher
Mr Howard Benkenstein                            Mr Harald Winkler
Prof James Blignaut                              Mr Tony Barbour
Dr Martin de Wit                                 Mr Hugo van Zyl
Ms Bev Geach                                     Mr Timm Hoffman
Mr Petrus Gildenhuys                             Ms Jane Turpie
Ms Karin Ireton
Mr Tony Leiman
Prof Anthony Lumby
Mr Randall Spalding-Fecher

CONFERENCE HOSTED BY:
                              ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
                              University of Cape Town
                              Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
                              Email: energy@energetic.uct.ac.za
                              Fax: +27 21 650 2830 Tel: +27 21 650 3230
                           Registration form
               FORUM FOR ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT
                        Annual Conference 2002
                       11-12 February, Cape Town

              Please return completed form to Laetitia Meter
           Email: lameter@telkomsa.net, fax: +27 (0) 21 650 2830
        EDRC, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701



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