The East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) is an international association dedicated to

● encourage communication of academic and policy ideas, as well as other professional activities that are of an interdisciplinary nature relating to the economics and management of the environment and natural resources in Asia, particularly in East Asia;
● develop a platform for scholars and economists to exchange ideas and stimulate innovative research; and
● offer opportunities for members to present their research findings in workshops and conferences.

A brief founding history of the EAAERE is described below. When the Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics (WCERE) was decided to be held in Japan at 2003, no relevant regional academic association existed in Asia yet. The Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies in Japan (SEEPS) and several famous environmental economists in Asia were thus invited to host the Congress. During the preparation process, all the involved economists agreed that a regional association of environmental and resource economics is definitely needed. Therefore, progressive steps were taken. The First East Asian Symposium on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (EASENRE) was held in Beijing at 2005. Then, four following Symposiums were held in Seoul (2006), Tokyo (2008), Taipei, China (2009), and Sapporo (2010), respectively. Finally, the EAAERE was officially born during the fifth EASENRE held in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

Membership of the EAAERE is open to individuals whose profession, training, and/or functions are related to or involved with environmental and resource economics. Through the published journal, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Annual Congresses, and the affiliations with the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), the EAAERE provides many platforms for its members to get contact with the newest developments in environmental and resource economics.

In addition, the EAAERE and its Statues have been regulated by the Japanese law since its establishment.