15th Annual BIOECON Conference Conservation and Development: Exploring Conflicts and Challenges

The Scientific Partners of BIOECON are pleased to announce the Fifteenth Annual International BIOECON conference on the theme of “Conservation and Development: Exploring Conflicts and Challenges”. The conference will be held once again on the premises of Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. The conference will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues broadly in the area of biodiversity and land use policy, especially in regard to the management of natural resources in developing countries.

The conference takes a broad interest in the area of resource management, development and conservation, including but not limited to: land use planning and management, plant genetic resources and food security issues, deforestation and development, fisheries and institutional adaptation, development and conservation, wildlife conservation, and international trade and regulation. The conference will have sessions on economic development, growth and biodiversity conservation, and on institutions and institutional change pertaining to the management of living resources.

  • Papers are specially invited on the themes of:
  • Different institutional frameworks for resource conservation (property rights, etc)
  • Developing countries and issues of governance and management of natural resources
  • Development, growth and resource constraints, especially in relation to food security
  • Resources management, distribution, development, poverty alleviation
  • Land use management, population, and food security
  • Valuation methodology and its application to biodiversity conservation
  • Natural capital and inclusive wealth accounting
  • Institution building for provision of global public goods
  • Policy evaluation of biodiversity related policies.

This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security, and papers and sessions are invited on these themes.

In addition, two policy panels will focus on the themes of “Biodiversity Offsets: Problems, Policies, Opportunities?” and “Food Security and Biodiversity: Conflicts, Challenges, Policies”.

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