CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR SPEAKERS AND PAPERS
Green Economics Institute Reclaiming Economics for all people everywhere, nature
other species, the planet and its systems
In association with Ashgate Academic Publishing, Gower Management Books, Pluto Books, 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 intragenerational equity, pensions
Our women's unequal pay and poverty project stream,
social justice, long termism in economics
Systemic,practical and theory change in economics
Mansfield College, Oxford University
4th 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?
Keynsianism Kick starts, or Greening, Growth as in nature, abundance and
Instruments, tools and Green Economics Methodology for radical change
and real progress in Economics AL
L FOR PAPERS
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 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
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 Report.
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
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
Christine Haswell Public Services Union
Jennifer Goldstein London School of Economics
Sarah Turnbull HIPPs Assessor and Home Energy Conservation Assessor
Jenny Wardle Phsycotherapist
Wendy Olsen Economist Manchester University
Maria Ioacovou University of Essex- Basic Income
Natalie Bennet- Reassessing Womens role in the Green Movement
Priscilla Alderson Young Peoples Rights
Helen Clegg Women in Large corporations- how to survive and prosper
Fatah Mari Action Aid Pakistan
Miriam Kennet The importance of a gender analysis at the core of economics reform and
Niamh Beirne- Revisioning our role in the world
Holly Snape The effect of our buying decisions on migrant women in China
Clare Cochrane – Womens Budget Group Chair- Progress in the techniques of budgeting for
Naomi NcAuccliffe Amnesty International Campaign Manager
Michele Goldberg Hackney Womens Forun
Mick Taylor Women as entrepreneurs
Grimot Nane- Challenging analyses and tools of gender roles in academia and campaigning
Sue England Women and their pensions
Selena Pall Lawyer – Dexter Montague Reading, UK, Womens rights and human rights
Polly Higgins of Wise Women. Polly noticed how even Green events often have all male
platforms -making them feel like mainstream economics events. She has set up a database of
women environmental and social issues speakers.
Methodology for measuring womens contribution to the economy and how its analysed speakers
from the University of Perth. Anusha Mehendran. ( to be confirmed).
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, Business Economics
Dr. Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan Singapore 'The Economics of Energy and Climate Change'
specifically pertaining to case studies on carbon reduction economics for renewable energy
projects. Essentially, CER revenues play a role in the financing of renewable energy projects.
However, there is an argument on whether the benefits are marginal or can in fact make an
unviable project viable.
Dr. Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan Singapore Wind economics
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:
Richard North CEO Eurostar-Debates with Mayer Hillman Plane versus Train
Greening of business
Focus on Norway and Sweden
Dag Seierstad, WWF Director Norway and Member of Oxford University Environmental
Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway, Investment and spending at a cross roads, strategic or
tactical use of large sovereign wealth funds?
Knowledge Based Economy- The missing element in the West? Is this the missing link
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?
Valter Mutt, Greens in the Swedish Parliament- International Journal of Green Economics
Editorial Board, Green Library Project explores the role of libraries and books in the
change needed to a green economy and discusses his on going work on the project
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
Luc Barbier, Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Development & Industry
Analyst GC&SI,P&I, Atos Origin France, Greening of IT ( being confirmed)
Green IT and Hi Tech
Shiu-Wan Hung, Professor
Department of Business Administration, National Central University Tawian,
Exploring the Operating Efficiency of Semiconductor Industry by a Sustainable Development
Paula Graham Fox Boss
Project Oekonux researches the economical, political and social forms of Free Software and
similar forms of production called peer production. Different people with different reasons and
different approaches get together to build something new. Peer production can serve as a
basis for a new society.
Miriam Kennet talks about Green IT and The Green Economics Institutes forthcoming book with
Gower Management Publishing and Ashgate Academic Press on Green IT and Hi Tech with
Douglas Watson of Carpe Diem Satellite Communications specialist, formerly Motorola, Ericson
Telecoms Director and Inmarsat Satellite Systems
Julian Lewis CEO of Positive Computing, co author of our GEI Green IT book
David Hammerstein Green MEP Spain and Innovation specialist
Gareth Roberts Participation in Green IT and Hi Tech (Being confirmed)
T Rakesh Kumar Senior Vice President Research Gartner Global
im The development and implementation of Green Accounting ( all
Green accounting speakers currently confirming )
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.
Joaquin Garcia Martin Professor of Accounting, University of Alicante speaks about
Dr Zhang Ying: Beijing School of Economics and Forestry : Forest Accounts: a Case
Analysis in China
Tony Greenham Green Economics Institute and ICEAW
Richard Hancock 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?”
Graeme Hobbs BNI Reading and Green Economics Institute ACCA
Professor Philip Talbot University of Birmingham specialist in Green Accounting
Volker Heinemann Green Economics Institute Founder and Director ICEAW and Auditor
Steven Mandel University Birmingham Research Associate, International Finance
This section will form the basis of a book on Green Accounting with Ashgate Academic
Publishers and Gower Professional Management Books
Focus on Spain
Dr Pablo Martinez de Anguita Ph.D. Director of the “Latin-America research network.
University of Madrid
Research to establish a payment method for environmental services”
David Hammerstein Green MEP Spain
The role of Green Economics and Green Innovation as progress and innovation
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,
Javier Panta Camitito Green IT University of Alicante ( being confirmed )
Jose P Gascon Green IT University of Alicante ( being confirmed)
Joaquin Garcia Martin Professor of Accounting University of Alicante speaks about
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
Focus on Bangladesh
Syful Islam Reporter in Bangladesh, How Bangladesh, one of the very worst affected, is facing
( being confirmed)
Marion Winslow, UKCP Psychotherapist and Quaker, how to centre oneself in facing challenges
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
Author: Institutional economics and psychoanalysis: how can they collaborate for a better
understanding of individual -society dynamics?
New visiting speakers:-
Nic Sore - Innovation in Green Economics UK
Pushkala Ratan (being confirmed ) Singapore
Peter McManners Author and Sustainability Specialist, Adapt and Thrive UK
Simon Roberts Uk Arup Consulting Partners talk about the Ecco Model and their methodologies.
Dr Larry Brownstein Socio Biologist University of Leeds – speaks about energy and geothermal
Thinley Wangdi a Forester from Bhuttan
Jamie Hertzel Founder Ethical Property Company UK and Belgium
The future of charities and the sector in general in light of the recession.
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.
Peter Meakin South African Property Rights and Land Value Tax ( being confirmed)
Anantha Sundararajan Vice President HSBC Chicago USA -Quantitative Modeling for Credit-
“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”.
Jenny Wardle – UK, Leader of Change Forums – speaking about creating change
Dr James Lawson Staple Chains and Commodification, Procurement and power. Department of
Politics, University of Victoria, Canada.
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
RobertKudlack, Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management
AdamMickiewicz 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 climate ?
Ivo Mulder Netherlands Triple E Economy Ecology Experience
Clare Fauset of Corporate Watch UK, Technology,climate change and the crazy logic of
economic growth and capitalist expansion
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 or necessity
Green Economics Institute Advisory and Editorial Board Speakers:
Fateh Mari Action Aid Pakistan
David Rabey Director DEFRA UK Government Procurement speaking on Sustainable Supply
Chains, myth or necessity
Professor Jack Reardon USA Economics Editor of International Journal of Economics Education
Professor Gustavo Sanchez -Economics University of Mexico -micro economics models in Green Economics
Dr Maria Iacovou Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER),University of
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?”
Tony Juniper recent Head of Friends of the Earth, Now The Princes Rainforest Trust, Author and
specialist ornithologist, talks about Rainforests. Author: numerous books
Ben Haworth Birkbeck College, London University, 10 000 years of human energy economics
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 Meritsar Green MP Estonia, "Costs of Climate Change, on women's salary levels in
Professor of Economics, Jack Reardon Hamline University USA Author Pluralist Economics
Teaching and Pedagogy. Routledge
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.
Volker Heinemann, Uk and Germany, Director Green Economics Institute, Geottingen, Kiel and
Nottingham University, author Oekonomie der Zukunft. Auditor and accountant
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.
Sessions will be led by leading experts with topics including:
Credit Crunch Green Solutions
• The clash between ecology and economy
• Commodification of basic needs : instability and fear and the precautionary principal
• Social unrest and uncertainty in a time of change
• The dangers of protectionism ? How it connects to nationalism
• Avoiding protectionism
• Diversity and internationalism
• Avoiding the “ dark side of globalisation “
The Greening of Business
• Progress in Green Accounting
• Green IT
• Green Procurement and green supply chains with the Chartered Institute of
Purchasing and Supply CIPS
• Greening of business
• Green Logistics
• Green Supply Chains, Reusing Recycling, repairing
• The corporate track record-how do we change the dialogue- CSR stakeholder theory
and green economics
• avoiding corporate power abuse and democratic deficits
• our own power for creating positive change -yes we can !
• Avoiding inertia and a feeling of powerlessness
• Green IT and Green Technology, Innovation
• Climate change and the crazy logic of economic growth and capitalist expansion
Clare Fawcet Corporate Watch talks about her new report
• David Hammerstein Green MEP Spain talks about the role of Green Economics and
Green Innovation as progress and innovation
• Miriam Kennet talks about Green IT and our forthcoming book on Green IT and Hi
Tech with Douglas Watson Founder of CEO of Carpe Diem Satellite
Communications specialist, and Julian Lewis Founder and CEO of Positive
Poverty Prevention- Social Justice
• Poverty prevention
• Equal rights
• Poverty as gender issue
• Equal pay, equal opportunity
• Land dilemmas for food or fuel
• Meeting basic needs
• Social equity- environmental refugees
• Gender equity
• Minority equity
• social support
• Basic income and Citizens Income
• formal and informal economies
Women and poverty
Poverty as gendered issue
The economics of energy and climate change
• Solar PV implementation
• Energy in Estonia
• Lower Carbon Economics
• Renewable Energy Industry
• Carbon reduction economics
Panel discussing aviation
No flight pledge and its role in creating change
rail travel – how can we make it more user friendly and more practical ?
Alternatives to travel – using IT ?
The economics of biodiversity and species loss and the current 6th ever mass extinction on
• TEEB Project the next Stern Review
• Costs of biodiversity- latest reports Our latest work in the UN
• Rainforest crisis – economics solutions and initiatives
Green Economics solutions for the crisis in Spain :Focus on Spain as a rapidly expanding
country- and its current crisis issues. Recent Progress in Green Economics in Spain. This
conference will have a special focus on Spain
• Green Economics as a Discipline development :Progress in Green Economics
• Methodology and tools and instruments for change
• Pluralism and economics
• Environmental economics
• Ecological economics
• lower carbon economics
• Reworking demand and supply in green economics
• Development, equity, gender
• Methodology, ontology and philosophy
Lower growth and degrowth
Management under lower growth expectations
• Examining and contextualising and critiquing the Green New Deal and other popular
short term instruments
• Keynsianism is it the right approach
• Debt Debt and more debt
• The importance of access to debt and borrowing for development
• Keynsianism Kick starts, or Greening, growth as in nature, abundance and Greater
Equity? Instruments, tools and Green Economics Methodology for radical change and
real progress in Economics
Greening the Economy -: Green solutions for Longer term structural change in the economy
• Debt and employment and fiscal solutions
• Progress in Green Economics
• Rebuilding communities
• The clash between Ecology and Economy
• Greening the Economy providing the explanations, causes and the answers to the
current crises: in the climate, biodiversity, commodity fluctuations, poverty, and the
• Finance, Food and Fuel?
• Lower growth economics
• Interns dinner
• Participants welcome party
• Formal dinner in hall
• Interns annual presentation dinner Wednesday night
• Eco Innovation
• Cradle to Cradle, Carbon Foot printing ,Carbon Markets, Resource markets,
• Carbon Trading, Business Research
• The International Journal of Green Economics
• Book Launches and book series launches
• Publishing Green Economics
Teaching and Education in Green Economics and emerging Pedagogy and Training
• Book and chapter launches Miriam Kennet and Professor Jack Reardon
• Critiques of main stream economics approaches, text books and methodology-
developments in Green Economics methodology
• Long termism in economics
• Long termism in economics- intergenerational equity, pensions, senior green issues,
older age, future generations, the role of discounting, the evolution of discounting,
basic income, social support networks
• Green Economics History of economics
• Narrative approaches
• Life story approaches to economics
• 30 000 years of Human Energy Economics
• Sustainable Cities and transport
• Costs of aviation and the alternatives
• Train travel today
• Eastern and Western Philosophy:Asia- China and India
• African Philosophy and economics
• Focus on Spain
• Focus on Pakistan
• Focus on Estonia