Australia New Zealand Society
for Ecological Economics

The 2007 ANZSEE Conference " Re-inventing Sustainability: A climate for change" 3-6 July 2007

Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE)  

It is now 20 years since the publication of Our Common Future launched the idea of 'sustainable development' and called for integrated approaches to the relationships between societies, economies, and environments. While 'sustainability principles' are now embedded in law and policy frameworks at local, national and international scales, 'sustainability practice' remains elusive. Dramatic changes in trajectory are required over the next 20 years to reduce pressures ecosystems, avoid dangerous levels of climate change, and address poverty and disadvantage.

This conference will unpack the nature and scale of our challenges, showcase the types of analysis and understanding that are required to address them, and highlight practical ways in which sustainability might be reinvented so that it moves from rhetoric to reality.

Location: Australis Noosa Lakes, 3 Hilton Tce, Noosaville QLD 4566


  1. Tuesday 3 July - Master Class : The Science of Sustainability
  2. Wednesday 4 July and Thursday 5 July - Conference: Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change Session times for presenters
  3. Friday 6 July : Policy Workshop

For more details see Conference Program and Conference Costs


Abstract submission: Extended to 15 April . Abstracts for parallel session papers and posters should be 250 words or less and be related to the conference themes. Please email abstracts to:

The conference will also have a Poster Session. Please email if you have any questions re posters.
Posters can be on any topic related to Ecological Economics.

For the list of Conference Themes


15 April 2007 - Abstracts due - email to:
Could authors please indicate when they submit their abstract if they would like to have their paper peer reviewed.

20 April 2007 - Authors advised of acceptance

30 April 2007 - Earlybird registration closes

11 May 2007 - Papers due. We are leaving the guidelines generally broad. Deadline for papers for inclusion in proceedings (late papers may be distributed by authors at the conference). All papers received on time and accepted for the conference will be on the CD. There is no strict word limit but for peer-reviewed papers, we would encourage a length of no more than 8,000 words. Any papers submitted for peer review should be written in a format suitable for publication in a journal that is relevant to the field. There will be an indication of which papers are peer reviewed and which are in the unreviewed stream.

Thank you to the ANZSEE peer-reviewers:
Ram Ranajan, Sorada Tapsuwan, Wendy Proctor, Steve Hatfield Dodds, Vicky Forgie, Emma Commerford, John Ward, Nancy Golubiewski, James Lennox, Derrylea Hardy, Ian Luxmoore, Leonie Pearson

15 June 2007 - Registration closes (late registration will be at the discretion of organizers, and may subject to a late fee)

3 - 6 July - Masterclasses, Conference and Policy workshop.

Registration Information:

Registration for Members, Non Members and Students: To register go to 'registration page'. Early bird registration closes 30 March.
Please note there are two awards for students at the conference. If you want to be considered for the prizes, please indicate when you email your abstract to Anna.

  1. Best Presentation by a Student or Early Career Researcher ($A250)
  2. Best PhD presentation ($A500)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon teas are provided for the duration of the 4 days at no additional cost to conference participants. A welcome
function with drinks and light snacks is provided on the Tuesday. Please note breakfast and dinner is not provided as part of conference
registration, apart from the conference dinner on Wednesday night.


Accommodation may be booked at the conference venue, Australis Noosa Lakes, by saving the attached Word document and filling it out and sending to If preferred you may Fax to (61) 07 5447 1044. If you have any queries regarding the accommodation at Noosa Lakes, please call the venue directly on 07 5447 1400. Breakfast at Australis Noosa Lakes can only be guaranteed if ordered at the time of booking.

Conference participants are free to make their own accommodation arrangements at other venues. The following website may be of help:

For more information contact:
Dr Wendy Proctor
ANZSEE Secretary
CSIRO Land and Water
GPO Box 1666 Canberra ACT Australia 2601
ph: +61 2 6246 5955 fax: +61 2 6246 5560