Engaging Economies of Change

May 22, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Balsillie School of International Affairs

67 Erb Street West
Waterloo N2L 6C2

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  • University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment
  • Canadian Society for Ecological Economics
  • Bullfrog Power
  • Waterloo Global Science Initiative

Keynote speakers:

Concordia University
Green Party of Canada
Virginia Tech
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Kitchener's Working Centre
The Breakthrough Institute
University of Waterloo
University of Arizona



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The need for change in a world of environmental decline, economic instability and social conflict is well recognized. Despite perceived tradeoffs between economic prosperity and environmental protection, the interdependencies and intersections are well-established: our economy is embedded and completely dependent on the health of the environment. Strong interdisciplinary research and practice that informs and is informed by present-day realities is crucial.
     The 12th biennial CANSEE conference theme, Engaging Economies of Change, recognizes that many solutions to these challenges already exist and must therefore be understood and replicated. This conference aims to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge on the economy- environment nexus by strengthening the agency of all relevant stakeholders to explore alternative modes of ‘economy’. To accomplish this, partnerships between academics and front-line practitioners will be emphasized, catalyzing a public conversation that links deep theoretical approaches with active community practice. We warmly welcome participation from activist groups, non-profit organizations, industry representatives and government agencies to enhance the conference content with real-world challenges and applications. We care about representing diverse voices, and encourage submissions from minorities and marginalized groups. Academics are expected to contribute original research that augments the core of the debate.

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May 25, 2019, 4:00pm EST

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