Environmental Economics 2010

Venue: Limassol

Location: Limassol, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: May 03, 2010 End Date/Time: May 05, 2010
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The success of the two previous International Conferences on Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment held in Mykonos in 2006 and Cadiz in 2008 led the organisers to reconvene the meeting in 2010.

The current emphasis on sustainable development is a consequence of the general awareness of the need to solve numerous environmental problems resulting from our modern society. This has resulted in the need to assess the impact of economic investments on the environment.

The usual assumption is that it is difficult to achieve the growth of enterprise in an environmentally friendly manner. The paradigm usually associated with developed countries is now affecting all other regions of the globe, the main question being whether the development of enterprise is compatible with environmental protection. This meeting will discuss the topic of investment assessment and environmental economics in an integrated way, in accordance with the principles of sustainability, considering the social and environmental impacts of new investments.

The roots of financial development are financial growth which in conventional terms requires an increase in production and the use of more resources. Overuse of those resources can result in the destruction of natural resources and a larger release of waste and pollution into the environment.

The conference will address this problem of primary importance to society, discussing and proposing a more constructive and progressive approach to ensure sustainability. The meeting will provide a common forum for a wide range of researchers and practitioners specialising in a range of subjects related to the conference theme.

Conference Topics include:
- Economy and the environment
- Environmental policies, planning and assessment
- Cost benefits analysis
- Natural resources management
- Environmental performance
- Social issues and environmental policies
- Decision support systems
- Financial instruments