Semi-Plenary Session V

Thursday, 9 September 2021
12:15 – 13:45 CEST

Ecological Economics for Earth System Governance in Turbulent Times

International Society for Ecological Economics

Prof. Tatiana Kluvánková

Roldan Murdian, Ecosystem service governance
Juha Hiedanpää, Strategic biodiversity conservation

Volker Mauerhofer and Julia Mildorfova Leventon

Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary science that addresses the co-evolution of natural ecosystems and human societies within the Earth System and underlines their spatial and temporal interdependencies. Searching for novel approaches for integrating economic activity and biodiversity conservation in a way that promotes human well-being, sustainability, and justice, ecological economics contributes to addressing ongoing global challenges of turbulent times, offering prospects for both political and behavioral responses to climate change, bio-economy or post-Covid-19 societal recovery. The session aims to address the significance of ecological economics for earth system governance and the question of individual and social behavior in transformative societal change towards global sustainability under the current Earth crises.

Roldan Muradian works at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research subjects deal with the institutional aspects of human-nature relationships. Roldan is currently the President-elect of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He is also one of the handling editors of the journal EcologicalEconomics. Research profile:

Juha Hiedanpää (PhD) is research professor on natural resource and environmental policy and governance at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). He writes about wildlife, biodiversity, and land use. Among other scientific writings, he has co-authored Environmental Heresies: The Quest for Reasonable (Palgrave, 2016) with Daniel W. Bromley. He teaches Ecological Economics, and Global Economy and Environmental Problems at the University of Turku, Finland. Research profile:

Julia Leventon is head of the Department of Human Dimensions of Global Change at the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CzechGlobe). Her research concerns governance and sustainability transformations. Julia’s work has focused on topics including food security, conservation, agricultural biodiversity, soil, energy, and drinking water.

Volker Mauerhofer is Professor and Chair in Environmental Science at Mid Sweden University (Östersund/Sweden). Holder of distinguished Visiting Professorship at the National University of Malaysia (Bangi Campus). Lead Author of the UN-IPBES Global Assessment/Chapter 6, auditor and executive board member of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) as well as Vice-President of the International Society for Sustainable Development Research (ISDRS). Editor of the international journal Ecological Economics.

Prof.Tatiana Kluvánková. Ecological institutional and behavioural economist concentrating on trans-disciplinary collaboration between natural and social sciences, in particularly governance. Professor of management (2016) and chair of SLOVAKGLOBe. Lead Faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project and Bratislava ESG Research Centre and member of the board of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). She is the Chair for the 2021 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance: