Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The University College London (UCL) and REFGOV in association with UK-DEFRA, FAO, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC announce the Ninth International BIOECON conference on Economics and Institutions for Biodiversity Conservation. The conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge on 20-21 September 2007. The conference will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers interested in or working in the management and conservation of biodiversity.
- Different institutional frameworks for conservation (property rights, contracts, markets, trust funds, public institutions, etc.)
- Role of informal rules such as social capital, trust and reputation in biodiversity conservation
- Efficient knowledge management for the sustainable use of biodiversity
- Foundations for providing for global public goods
- Development of international institutions for biodiversity conservation
- Institutions for payments for environmental services (and especially for international payments) and applied methodologies for valuation of ecosystem services (marine and terrestrial)
Papers may be submitted for presentation within the conference and will be considered by the programme committee. Electronic copies (in WORD or PDF format) should be sent to Mare Sarr (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 30th April 2007. Acceptance of papers will be notified by email in May 2007. Registrations for the conference are due by 15th June 2007.