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Dear Tim and John,First I must say that I have found your blog to be a fantastic read. My colleagues and I actually laughed out loud at some of the posts!
We are are organizing the 2010 envecon conference that will take place on March 12, 2010 at The Royal Society in London, and are currently announcing our call for papers. It is our hope that you will help us to reach all potential candidates. In anticipation of your cooperation I have included the text below my email signature and have attached a reference document. If you would so kind as to pass this call for papers on to your distribution list and/or post an advertisement on your blog we would be most grateful. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me directly.
I would like to thank-you in advance for your time and consideration.
The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is pleased to announce that envecon 2010: Applied Environmental Economics Conference will take place on Friday 12th March 2010, at The Royal Society in London.
Now in its 8th year, this one-day conference will bring together environmental economists from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy to share results of recent research and to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
By creating a mutual platform for those who commission work and those who undertake it, the conference aims to contribute to the effective use of environmental economics for environmental policy and management, as well as influence the research agenda.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
While this call presents some priorities we have identified, the conference is open to all papers demonstrating how environmental economics is applied in practice.
We would like the final agenda to include papers on the TOOLS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS:
A. Economic valuation
B. Economic appraisal
C. Economic instruments
Themes A – C can be in any sector so long as they show how these tools are applied in practice. Some ECONOMIC SECTORS have been more of a focus for greening the economy and examples of how environmental economics is used in this process will be interesting. These sectors include the following – however, we will consider papers about other sectors as well:
D. Energy and climate change policy
E. Water management
F. Waste management
H. Agriculture and forestry
I. Marine-based sectors
There are some EMERGING TOPICS of both theoretical and practical interest which we would like the conference to cover, including, but not limited to:
J. Using ecosystem services approach in practice
K. Private sector involvement – remodelling business
L. Behavioural economics including a better understanding of human behaviour under risk and uncertainty
• All Papers should display academic rigour and show evidence of practical application. We are interested in showcasing papers that have policy relevance and have been used in decision-making by the public and/or private sectors. Papers do not have to be unique applications of new theory; evidence-based policy benefits from repeated applications.
• Abstracts should cover 2 sides of A4, in 12 point font, double spaced. They should convey information on the economic theory tested; context of the practical application (actual and/or potential); and theoretical and/or empirical results.
• Please ensure that your abstract indicates which theme(s) your paper falls into and the author for correspondence.
• Please submit your abstract by the 5th January 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Papers for presentation will be selected by the Scientific Committee (Dr. Giles Atkinson, London School of Economics; Prof. Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia; Dr Diane Burgess, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland; Dr. Mike Christie, University of Aberystwyth; Prof. Paul Ekins, University College London; Prof. Nick Hanley, University of Stirling; Dr. Susana Mourato, London School of Economics; Ece Ozdemiroglu, eftec and Prof. Kerry Turner, University of East Anglia).