EAERE 2017
Athens, Greece
28 Jun - 01 Jul 2017
23rd Annual Conference
of the European Association
of Environmental and Resource Economists

Advanced Policy Workshop

Date and Time: Wednesday 28 June, 09:00 to 16:00

Venue:  48 Akadimias Street, Kostis Palamas Building 

The implementation of Sustainable Development in general, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030 in particular, presupposes a robust answer to the question: “How should one evaluate and manage natural resources over time and space in an uncertain world?” The answer to this question needs to consider different disciplines from the theoretical, applied and real world practitioner’s aspect. The Advanced Policy Workshop in “Sustainability and Resource Valuation” to be held on 28 June 2017 in the historical premises of the Kostis Palamas Building in Athens, brings together leading international experts, academics and practitioners from various scientific fields, who will provide theoretical and applied cutting-edge responses to the above question.

Andreas Papandreou, Professor of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, will open the workshop with a lecture on the Political Economy Perspectives of Climate Policy. Then Jeffrey D. Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University and Leader of the Global Sustainable Development Solutions Network, will give a video lecture on “Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis: The Role of Education”. These two lectures will be followed by a presentation by Phoebe Koundouri, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, and Scientific Director of ICRE8, which combines theory and empirical work on the “Economic Value and Information under Uncertainty: The Driving Force towards Implementing Sustainable Development”. Next Yannis Ioannidis, Professor of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and President & General Director of ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, will speak about Information Technologies and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The practitioner’s point of view will be provided by Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy, who will speak about “Using Nature to Fight Climate Change”. Following a short break for lunch, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, will deliver a lecture on the theory of Reproductive Rights and Environmental Externalities. The workshop will conclude with a lecture by Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business and University of Bologna, who will speak about the theory and modeling of Environmental and Resource-Use Networks.

The Workshop is under the auspices of SDSN-Greece and is organized by the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Laboratory (PESD) of the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with the Athens University of Economics and Business (ReSEES Laboratory) and the International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy (ICRE8).  PESD and ICRE8 are the hosting institutions of SDSN-Greece.


The workshop programme appears below. Click on the speakers' names to see the titles and abstracts of their presentations.


09:00 morning coffee


Political Economy of Sustainable Development

09.15 Prof. Andreas Papandreou

10:00 Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs


10:45 coffee break


Sustainable Development: From Theory to Policy

11:00  Prof. Phoebe Koundouri

11.45 Prof. Yannis Ioannidis

12:30 Ms. Maria Damanaki


13:15 -14:30 light lunch


Modeling Advances in Sustainable Development

14:30 Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta

15:15 Prof. Tasos Xepapadeas


The workshop registration fee (€80) includes: copies of all presentations, coffee breaks, lunch, and a certificate of attendance. To register, or to receive further information, please contact: mkolom@econ.uoa.gr.
Last update on June 28, 2017