Thursday, July 7, 2016

ISEE Wrap Up

UDC CAUSES hosted the 2016 Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice, June 26-29, 2016. ISEE brought together an international coalition of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and renowned speakers focused on finding solutions for a socially and environmentally sustainable future.

Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappe’ was joined by DOEE Director Tommy Wells for a celebration of sustainable communities. Prof. Kanchan Chopra, former director of the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi, India, and Dr. Arild Vatn, an institutional economist from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences were named the 2016 recipients of the Kenneth Boulding Award.

Prior to the start of ISEE a group of researchers gathered to discuss research programs in urban agriculture and sustainability, research priorities and collaboration in the northeast region. The researchers also took a tour of the Van Ness and East Capitol Urban Food Hubs. 

See photos and read more about the conference:

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