EAERE 2024
Leuven, Belgium
01 Jul - 04 Jul 2024
29th Annual Conference
of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists


EAERE 2024 is generously supported by:

  • European Investment Bank (EIB

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group is the bank of the European Union and one of the largest providers of finance for climate action in the world. Since our establishment in 1958, the EIB has invested over a trillion euros in projects in Europe and countries worldwide. While climate action is a big part of our activities, we also focus on the environment, development, innovation and skills, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), infrastructure and cohesion. Our work extends beyond Europe to over 160 countries. Through EIB Global, which was set up in 2022 to increase the impact of our development finance, we help address global challenges and foster growth and opportunity all over the world.

The EIB is the EU climate bank. In 2023, it invested €49 billion in green finance. The Bank approach towards supporting EU climate policy is set out in its Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025. The Bank is delighted to be able to support this year’s EAERE conference. As part of its reflections of developing the CBR beyond 2025, we hope that the EIB session on Climate Finance (policy session) will be an opportunity to learn from the panel and conference participants on ways in which the EIB can provide more impact in support to the EU Green Deal, in particular through the lens of a public bank seeking to leverage additional green investment.


  • National Bank of Belgium (NBB)

As a modern central bank at the heart of the Eurosystem, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) serves the public interest. Its four core tasks are aimed at maintaining prosperity, providing certainty, and creating confidence. From its independent position and equipped with analyses, data, and research, the Bank participates in the public debate in a respectful, prudent, and socially responsible manner. Indeed, as a central bank, the NBB lies at the intersection of the country’s economic and financial information, producing vital economic analyses and putting forward recommendations. It thereby puts the expertise built from its unique position at the service of society.   

The National Bank of Belgium is proud to lend its support to EAERE 2024 in Leuven. Academic research in climate and environmental economics has a key role to play in furthering the understanding and management of climate and environmental risks. Moreover, economic thinking is of crucial importance to ensuring that the transition to climate neutrality occurs in the most cost-effective way. 

CEDON (Center for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, or “Centrum voor Economie en Duurzaam Ondernemen” in Dutch) is an interdisciplinary group of scholars with backgrounds in economics, psychology, environmental sciences, engineering and biomedical sciences. Planet, People and Prosperity are the central themes in CEDON activities. With its research, CEDON wants to help organisations and society to develop sustainable development and CSR strategies.





EAERE 2024 partners:

  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS).



Participation grants were kindly provided by:

  • Peter Teirlinck, Marc Craps, Johan Eyckmans, Sandra Rousseau, Guido Pepermans and Simon De Jaeger (all Faculty of Business and Economics - KU Leuven)
Last update on June 6, 2024