The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from June 6-9 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies"
Sustainability has emerged as the most important global issue for business, industry, government, and academia, and yet to begin with sustainability was associated only with environmental concerns such as energy and global warming. It is now recognized that the concept of sustainability is applicable to all areas of human society, for example in terms of social/economic justice, or responsible business practice. Issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any comprehensive sustainability paradigm as we work together to achieve a sustainable future. ACSEE 2013 will address these various dimensions of human sustainability as we invite scholars from around the world to address questions and search for synergies and solutions to the complex issues surrounding sustainability in a forum encouraging serious and thoughtful exchange between academics, members of the global business community, and practitioners in the fields of human endeavor that link these. We call on scientists from around the globe to meet and share our respective outlooks and collective wisdom on a critical issue of common concern: the pursuit of a sustainable world.
“Economics for a Better World”. This will be the third international conference of economists interested in welfare economics and public policy broadly defined. This 3rd conference will follow those organised in Oxford (July 2009) and Paris (July 2011). The 2013 OECD-Universities Joint Conference will be informed by the work done over the past decade by economists, statisticians and social analysts to develop broad measures of well-being, and touch on some of the well-being dimensions included in recent OECD reports on the subject. The conference will feature roundtables, plenary sessions and contributed research papers on the wide range of issues that matter to the economics of human well-being. It will include three major strands: policy and empirical economics; economic theory; and econometrics. The conference may also include sessions on other relevant social sciences.