9th International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences
July 21 – 24, 2020 | London, the United Kingdom
Environmental Economics
From “Our house is burning while we look elsewhere” warned by the former French president Jacques Chirac in 2002 during the Earth summit to “How dare you!,” said by the 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg at the UN Global Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019, climate change has long been at the center of discussion.
The true cost of climate change is felt in our health and now reflecting on the world’s economy. Since 1980, extreme weather has cost $1.6 trillion. A 2019 study found that a warming ocean has pushed global fish yields down 4% since 1920. Drought, shifting rain patterns, and disastrous weather destroy crops and leads to food insecurity. Intense heat waves and rising humidity affects people, particularly those in developing countries, putting areas at great risk of significant drops in productivity. The World Bank estimates that climate change could send 1.4 million people north by 2050.
All the above mentioned are warnings showing us how discussion over specific applications and profiles of analysis which will be key in future research work in the field of sustainable and climate finance is more than necessary.
2020 International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences, now in its 9th year, bringing environmental economists and professionals from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy together, takes great pleasure in welcoming you to London, England under the theme "Environmental Economics," to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics worldwide and sustainable financial needs.
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS TOPICS
I. ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
* Integrating environmental concerns into economics
* The economic benefit of environmental conservation
* Economic causes of environmental degradation
* Using economics for environmental conservation
* Steps in the use of economics for environmental planning and management
II. IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND COSTS
* The economic benefits of environmental resources
* The economic costs of environmental degradation
* The economic costs of environmental conservation
III. VALUING ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS AND COSTS
* The aim of valuation
* Techniques for quantifying direct environmental values
* Techniques for quantifying indirect environmental values
* Techniques for environmental option and existence values
* Techniques for quantifying the costs of environmental conservation
* Limitations to valuation
IV. IDENTIFYING THE ECONOMIC CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
* The aim of identifying economic causes of environmental degradation
* Highlighting the economic causes of environmental degradation
* Identifying needs for economic measures for environmental conservation
V. SETTING IN PLACE ECONOMIC INCENTIVE MEASURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
* The aim of economic incentive measures
* Property rights
* Resource utilization
* Developing and improving markets
* Fiscal and financial instruments
VI. FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
* Raising finance for environmental conservation
* Charges, fees and markets
* Bonds and deposits
* Encouraging private investment and contributions
* Tradable development and prospecting rights, offsets and credits
* International debt relief and compacts
SOCIAL SCIENCES TOPICS
2020 ISBSS also welcomes paper submission of the following topics:
- Culture
- Communication
- Education
- Society
- Management
- Business
- Economics
- Finance
- Law
- Politics
- Psychology