Australia New Zealand Society
for Ecological Economics

The 2009 ANZSEE Conference" Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economics Way Forward " 27-30 October 2009

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

The 2009 ANZSEE Biennial Conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre from the 27th to the 30th of October. The overall theme of the conference this year will be Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economics Way Forward. This has been chosen to encourage discussion and ideas on how ecological economics can help provide both economic and sustainability solutions in the wake of the global financial crisis. A recent report released by the United Nations Environment Program concluded that ‘The right mix of policy actions can
stimulate recovery and at the same time improve the sustainability of the world economy. If these actions are adopted, over the next few years they will create millions of jobs, improve the livelihoods of the world’s poor and channel investments into dynamic economic sectors.’ ( In other words we need to build on the opportunities for recrafting economic policies so that the overall outcomes will enhance social and economic well-being as well as environmental sustainability. As part of the conference, we will be offering masterclasses on specific methods as well as a special day long workshop at the end looking at research related to indigenous issues and in particular, climate change. A field trip to Kakadu National Park will be part of the conference We look forward to seeing you all at ANZSEE09.

Location: Darwin Convention Centre


  1. Tuesday 27 October - Master Classes : The Science of Sustainability
  2. Wednesday 28 October and Thursday 29 October - Conference: Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economics Way Forward.
  3. Friday 30 October: Indigenous research and ecological economics workshop

Conference themes for delegate presentations:
• Green new deal – discussion/roundtable
• Renewable energy transformation
• Climate change and Copenhagen
• Indigenous perspectives and opportunities
• Climate adaptation
• Integrated assessment
• Environmental values
• Measuring progress in the 21st Century
• Sustainable production and consumption


Abstract submission: 3 August 2009. Abstracts for parallel session papers and posters should be 250 words or less and be related to the conference themes. Advise of acceptance of Abstracts will be provided by 17 August 2009. Full papers are due on 30 September 2009.

The conference will also have a Poster Session. Posters can be on any topic related to Ecological Economics.


3 August 2009 - Abstracts due
Could authors please indicate when they submit their abstract if they would like to have their paper peer reviewed. The only help available from ANZSEE for assistance to attend the conference will be for students. There will be 5 travel scholarships offered for up to $A1500 each. Could students wanting to be considered for these travel scholarships please indicate this when they submit their abstract.

17 August 2009 - Authors advised of acceptance of abstract.

30 September 2009 - Papers due. We are leaving the guidelines generally broad. 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. A special edition of a journal from the conference is planned so that best papers can be published.

Please note there are two awards for students at the conference. If you want to be considered for the prizes, please indicate when you submit your paper..

  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.