EEPSEA Annual Conference 2021

EEPSEA’s Annual Conference was successfully organized from 1 -3 December 2021 virtually on Zoom, providing a platform for exchanging research ideas and making connections to put forward the field of environmental economics using transdisciplinary approaches.

The conference “Environmental Economics in Southeast Asia – Transdisciplinary Approaches towards Sustainability and Enhancing Quality of Life” was hosted by the Economy & Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), jointly with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), College of Economics, Law & Government at the UEH University, and Environment for Development Center in Vietnam. This is part of EEPSEA’s ongoing work in promoting research in environmental economics using transdisciplinary approaches to increase sustainability and enhance life quality. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference was held virtually on Zoom, but it still received eager participation from nearly 450 participants, presenters, panelists, and guest speakers from around the world.

On the 3rd of December, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri (Athens University of Economics and Business, EAERE President-Elect) gave a keynote speech on interdisciplinary research for sustainable growth, chaired by Prof. Dr. Arief Yusuf (Director of the EEI Indonesia and Professor at the Padjadjaran University, Indonesia). Prof. Koundouri stressed the fact that all problems facing humanity are interrelated, so solutions need to transcend disciplinary boundaries to fully address them. Furthermore, it is crucial to communicate research findings and engage different stakeholders in the process so that science goes beyond the lab to make real-life impacts.

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Check the presentations here.