14 September, 2016 - 16 September, 2016

18th Annual BIOECON Conference “Instruments and Incentive Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Provision"

Where: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Kings College - Cambridge, The United Kingdom

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable:

14-16 September 2016


The Eighteenth Annual International BIOECON conference on the theme of “Instruments and Incentive Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Provision will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England between the 14th – 16th September 2016. BIOECON 18 will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues in the area of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development, in both developed and developing countries. In particular, we wish to explore the latest theoretical and empirical research on instruments and incentive mechanisms. The conference aims to present evidence on which instruments have worked and research on new instruments and incentive mechanisms that offer potential improvements or refinements on the existing toolkit. For instance, can conservation and environmental objectives be achieved via Conditional Cash/Social Transfers? How can Payments for Ecosystem Services be scaled-up from their current limited applications? What instruments can assist in conserving biodiversity as part of natural capital?

The conference takes a broad interest in the area of resource management, development and conservation including but not limited to the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in economic development, plant genetic resources and food security issues, forestation 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, as well as on institutions and institutional change pertaining to the management of living resources. 

Please find at this link the PROGRAM of the Conference.

  The Conference is:
  • hosted by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Graduate Institute-Geneva (IHEID) and Cambridge University Department of Land Economy (UCAM);
  • supported by the Founding Partners of the BIOECON Network: IHEID, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), UNEP, World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI-LSE). 
With the support by the:
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
Professor Amy Ando, University of Illinois

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