EAERE Highlights

No.14 May 2019 | Monthly Newsletter

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EAERE Award for Best Doctoral Dissertations in Environmental and Resource Economics – 2019

EAERE has introduced a new award to encourage and recognize outstanding and innovative academic achievement in the field of Environmental and Resource Economics: the EAERE Award for Best Doctoral Dissertations in Environmental and Resource Economics. The selection process for the 2019 edition has been managed by a Nominating Committee comprised of Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (chair), Simon Dietz, and Karen Pittel. We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 edition of the Award: Mirjam Kosch, Aurélien Saussay andTon van den Bremer. They will present their work during the 24th EAERE Annual Conference in Manchester, in the special session “EAERE Best Doctoral Dissertation Awardees”, chaired by Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (June 28, 16:00-17:45). Our warmest congratulations to the Awardees!

More information on the Award & the winners here

EAERE Elections 2019 are open!

This year, EAERE members will vote for a President – who will join the Council as President-Elect in 2020-2021, serve as President in 2022-2023, and act as Past-President in 2024-2025, and two new members of the Council who will serve for four years beginning in 2020. Elections started on June 1st and will run until July 10th, 2019. Soon members will be sent detailed information about the voting mechanism. The results of the elections will be announced in mid-July 2019. Your President and Council give shape, style and leadership to our organisation, and it is important that they have a real mandate from the membership, so please vote, and encourage your colleagues to do likewised.

Download candidates’ profiles here

New edition of the EAERE-ETH European Winter school launched

Since year 2018, the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) have been jointly organising the EAERE-ETH European Winter School series in Environmental and Resource Economics. The School takes place in Monte Verità, Ascona (Switzerland). The topic of the 2020 Winter School will be “Spatial Environmental and Resource Economics”. The School will be coordinated by Prof. Anastasios Xepapadeas. The call for applications is expected to be launched in June 2019.

Updates on the call for applications will be available here

#EAERE2019: the 5K run initiative

We are pleased to announce the first EAERE 5K run event! This informal running event is open to all #EAERE2019 participants and will take place on Friday 28th June at 7AM in a park very close to the main Conference venue. We are sure this informal event will result in community building, fun, and the creation of new connections within the EAERE network. After the run, you will have enough time to go back to your hotel and refresh before the official start of the Conference!

Register and order your commemorative running shirt here!

EAERE President at official launch of the European Institute on Economics and the Environment, June 11

EAERE President Carlo Carraro, who is also Chair of Executive Council of the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, will attend its Official Launch event in Milan on June 11, 2019. The institute leverages two leading international centers for economic and environmental research: Resources for the Future – RFF and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change – CMCC. During the event, Prof. Carraro will moderate the round table on “Climate policies and strategies: what should we do to accelerate action?”. The launch event will also include a a lecture by Prof. William Nordhaus, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics for his contributions to the relationship between climate change and economic growth.

Register to the event here!

Read more about the Summit here

New book by EAERE President Elect Christian Gollier

EAERE President Elect Christian Gollier’s new book “Le climat après la fin du mois » has been recently published. The book deals with climate policy in France and in Europe after the Yellow Vest movement. The author expresses his hopes and doubts about France’s ability to meet the climate challenge. He also proposes concrete economic solutions to preserve the future of all.

The book can be purchased here

Read more about the Summit here

News from the EIT Climate KIC Hub Greece

The newly established EIT Climate KIC Greece Hub, coordinated by Prof.Phoebe Koundouri, is the focal point for organizations from across business and entrepreneurship, higher education, and research and technology, supporting knowledge sharing and integration and accelerating the journey of solutions from the lab through to market. In particular, the EIT Climate KIC Hub Greece brings to surface the potential of Greece for innovative solutions in CleanTech, WaterTech, Circular Economy & innovative financing innovative financing schemes. In 2018 the Hub focused on engagement and networking activities with local actors as well as raising awareness on the new Hub and co-creation of initiatives.

EIT Climate KIC Greece Running Programs:

1.        Accelerator

2.        Pioneers into Practice

3.        Climathon

4.        Launchpad Competition

News from the Polish Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Since June 2019, the Polish Association of Environmental and Resource Economists has a new website, which will be soon available in English. Moreover, at the beginning of May a seminar on water issues was held in Krakow. This year’s topic was “Economic Problems of Water Management in the World – the Challenges of Modernity”. The Association is also a scientific partner of the Circular Economy Conference – rational use of raw materials, to be held on 2-3 July 2019 in Racławice, Poland. This will be the third meeting concerning the circular economy organized by MEERI PAS Department of Strategic Research, and is part of the international project “International cooperation for the Rational Use of Raw Materials and Circular Economy” supported by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

GGKP Expert Connect

As a Green Growth Knowledge Platform member, EAERE has been asked to contribute to the GGKP Expert Connect service. The Expert Connect service allows developing country governments and institutions that support these governments to engage directly with global experts who have agreed to provide up to 20 hours a year of pro bono advice.
If you are interested in participating as an expert, subscribe at this link

Know more about the service here


Single-use plastics
On 21 May 2019, the Council of the EU adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches. Single-use plastics products for which an alternative exists and is accessible will be banned from the market. Some of the products included are plastic straws, plates and cutlery. For those products for which an alternative is not feasible at the moment, the focus will be put on considerably reducing their use, while applying design and labelling requirements and obligations of management and cleanup for producers.

Read the Press Release


New Public Consultations launched by the European Commission
The European Commission periodically launches public consultations about different policy areas. Through public consultations, you can express your views on the scope, priorities and added value of EU action for new initiatives, or evaluate existing policies and laws. Check out the latest open consultations available on topics relevant to the EAERE and give your feedback.

See the Consultations


Biodiversity: Finance And The Economic And Business Case For Action

This OECD report “Biodiversity: Finance and the Economic and Business Case for Action” presents a preliminary assessment of current biodiversity-related finance flows and analyses they key data and indicator gaps that need to be addressed to guarantee both effective monitoring of current pressures to biodiversity and actions to be taken. It sets the economic and business case for the G7 and other countries to take urgent and ambitious action to halt and reverse global biodiversity loss.

Read the Full Report


Financing For Sustainable Development Report 2019

The UN Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development has released the fourth edition of the “Financing for Sustainable Development Report”, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance in 2019. The report offers recommendations for achieving concrete progress on financing for development, with a focus on the five SDGs under review at the July 2019 High-level Political Forum: those on quality education, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, climate action, and peace, justice and strong institutions.

Read the Full Report


Global Assessment on Disaster Risk Reduction Report (GAR) 2019

The Global Assessment on Disaster Risk Reduction is a comprehensive review and analysis of disaster risk and risk management published every two years by the United Nations UNDRR. It examines the current behaviour and presents progress and trends in reducing risk, with the aim to focus international attention on the issue of disaster risk and encourages political and economic support for disaster risk reduction. The GAR is produced in collaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, with thinkers, practitioners, experts and innovators to investigate the state of risk across the globe. This year’s GAR moves beyond risk and considers its pluralistic nature.
Read the Full Report


EAERE supported events

24-25 June 2019, Exeter, UK
LEEP Institute’s Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics

25 June 2019, Manchester, UK
EAERE2019 Manchester Pre-Conference Workshop: Behavioural and Experimental Methods on Environmental and Development Policy

30 June – 6 July 2019, Venice, Italy
CD-LINKS Summer School on Integrated Assessment Models: A Tool for Science-Based Policy Making

29-30 August 2019, Rennes, France
6th FAERE Annual Conference

11-13 September 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands
21st BIOECON Annual Conference
Deadline for Applications: 6 May 2019

25-27 September 2019, Limassol, Cyprus
GCET20 – 20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
Early Fee Deadline: 15 May 2019

31 May – 4 June 2020, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
SURED 2020 – Monte Verità Conference on Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics

Other upcoming events

6-7 June 2019, Ferrara, Italy
Circular Economy and the Law: Innovation, Policies and Regulation for a Sustainable Enviroment

18-19 June 2019, Toulouse, France
Twelfth Toulouse Conference on The Economics of Energy and Climate

18-20 June 2019, Ulvön, Sweden
26th Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics 2019

28 June – 2 July 2019, San Francisco, California
AERE @ the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference

1-2 July 2019, Marseille, France
7th Workshop on Non-Market Valuation (WONV2019)

1-3 July 2019, Ispra, Italy
European Commission – JRC Summer School on Sustainable Finance

8-10 July 2019, Nice, France
10th International Research Meeting in Business and Management

8-10 July 2019, APB Tutzing, on Lake Starnberg near Munich, Germany
11th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe

21-28 July 2019, Crete, Greece
14th Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics (ASSEE)

25–26 July 2019, Ottawa, ON Canada
1st Workshop on Climate Economics, Innovation &Policy: The Economics of Environmental Policy & Innovation

19-23 August 2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Summer School: Assessing Economics And Policies Using The Real Options Methodology – 3 ECTS

9-10 September 2019, Osnabrück, Germany
3rd Meeting of the Research Network on Economic Experiments for the Common Agricultural Policy (REECAP)

9-13 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
Summer School on “Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies”

10-12 September 2019, Antwerp, Belgium
2nd Interdisciplinary PhD expert course for young researchers

6-18 November 2019, Hyderabad, India
INSEE Tenth Biennial Conference

26-27 November 2019, Toulouse, France
Society For Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2019

27-29 April 2020,Curitiba, Brazil
2nd World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Job Market

PostDoc Position: background in economic modelling, specifically optimal taxation and/or environmental economics
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Berlin, Germany
Apply here
Deadline: 10 June 2019

PostDoc Position in applied economics in the field of social innovation for the energy transition

GREEN:Centre for Research in Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Apply here
Deadline: 10 June 2019


Research Fellow in Climate Finance
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, London, UK
Apply here 

Deadline: 17 June 2019

PhD fellowships at Department of Food and Resource Economics
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Apply here
Deadline: 23 June 2019

Professor in Applied Economics
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Apply here
Deadline: 28 June 2019

Researcher in the “Future Energy” Research Programme
Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation (FEEM), Italy
Apply here
Deadline: open

Junior & Senior Researchers in Environmental Economics
Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation (FEEM), Italy
Apply here
Deadlines: open

Chief economist & senior lead country economist
World Resources Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Apply here
Deadline: open

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