Value Assessment & Management of Ecosystem Services

A Stream on “Value Assessment & Management of Ecosystem Services from an Economic Perspective”
as part of the 
12th Annual International Conference on Global Studies:
Business, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects
20-23 December 2018, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Value Assessment & Management of Ecosystem Services from an Economic Perspective”, 20-23 December 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects.

Evaluation and management of ecosystem services is a hot issue in the world at present. However, most evaluation and management is based on the theory and method of ecology and other natural sciences, ignoring the theory and method of economics. Therefore, it is of great significance to discuss the evaluation and management of ecosystem services from the perspective of economics to promote the quantitative management of ecosystem services. It is proposed to adopt normative economic theories and methods and on the basis of the United Nations SEEA2012 (System of Environmental and Economic Accounting) and EEA(SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting) etc. to evaluate the value of ecosystem service and management, such as using the welfare economics theory and methods, and the costs and benefits of evaluation methods etc. and to explore and solve related management problems in order to provide the basis for policy making and environmental management. The major ecosystems include land, water, grasslands and wetlands ecosystems etc. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2019fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, an Athens educational walking tour and one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 12 November 2018 to: Dr. Ying Zhang, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, School of Economics & Management, Beijing Forestry University, China. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions, 37 Units and 5 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.