The 6th Congress of EAAERE

The Sixth Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE)
“Green Economy and Sustainable Development for All”
August 7-10, 2016
Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan

Call for Papers
We cordially invite you to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of environmental, natural resource and energy economics to the Sixth Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), which will be held at Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan, between August 7th and 10th in 2016. After the previous four Congresses held in Sapporo (2010), Bandung (2012), Huangshan (2013), Busan (2014) and Taipei (2015), colleagues around the world are welcome to attend the Sixth Congress in Fukuoka, Japan and to visit this lovely city in the summer of 2016. Kyushu Sangyo University will be the local host.

The Main Theme
The main theme of the Sixth Congress of the EAAERE is “Green Economy and Sustainable Development for All.” The year 2015 is memorized as remarkable in that the Paris Accord under the UNFCCC and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under the UN General Assembly was adopted that go beyond the conventional North-South view to require actions to all the nations. Climate change mitigation becomes a challenge in developing countries in the name of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda required developed countries to establish national frameworks for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Both developed and developing countries are required to follow up and review the progress made in implementing the goals.

Nonetheless, many nations are still straggling the successful transition toward a green economy and sustainable development. There are number of economical, social, institutional and environmental barriers that are often intertwined each other.

Members and colleagues will have an excellent opportunity to discuss various issues related to sustainable development and green economy, including policy instruments, future scenarios, transition management, international cooperation and regime at this Congress.

Guidelines for Submissions
The Sixth Congress of the EAAERE will be composed of thematic sessions, contributing paper sessions, and poster sessions. Submissions relevant to the main theme are strongly encouraged.
To submit contributing papers, the authors are required to provide an abstract no more than four pages. An abstract should include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), objectives, methods adopted, the major findings and references. Multiple submissions are allowed, but only one paper will be accepted in the review process.

To submit a paper for poster sessions, the author(s) are required to provide an abstract no more than three pages. An abstract should include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), objectives, methods adopted, the (expected) major findings, references and the category of your paper. About the category, choose one of the following: (a) theoretical analysis, (b) empirical/econometric analysis, (c) simulation analysis, (d) policy/institutional analysis. This category (together with the classification) helps to assign your abstract to a suitable reviewer. 

Guidelines for Submitting Thematic Session
To submit a proposal to organize a thematic session, three papers connected by a unifying theme are required. The theme should be of interest to a broad collection of researchers on environmental, resource and energy economics and policies. We hope that the papers to be presented at the thematic sessions are inspiring and have robust scientific foundations. The various sessions will run in parallel during the same time. The organizer(s) of a thematic session should send a proposal titled “Thematic Session,” which contains: (a) name(s) of the organizer(s); (b) the title of the proposal; (c) a short description of the theme, including the motivation(s) and an explanation about how papers in this session individually and jointly contribute to the theme, and references; and (d) titles, author names, and a two-page abstract for each of the three papers in the thematic session with the above mentioned category of paper. 

The organizer(s) must attend the Sixth Congress, and chair the proposed thematic session. In addition, the organizer(s) should ensure that all the nominated participants in the proposed thematic session are aware of and abide by the rules. There is no financial support for any thematic session, and all the participants are required to pay a full conference registration fee.

Please see the Congress page for more details.