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Call for Papers - Conference on Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia

The Conference on Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia is organized by the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia of WorldFish (EEPSEA-WorldFish) in partnership with the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) 27-28 February 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Those whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified on 15 December 2013.

Southeast Asia is among the most dynamic regions in the world. From a long-term perspective, the economic progress throughout the region has been remarkable, characterized by rapid growth in prosperity and massive reduction in poverty. If this continues, the region’s 600 million population will be one of the wealthiest in the world.

However, climate change threatens this prospect of prosperity. Southeast Asia’s geography, population density, and reliance on natural resource sector make it one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Even today, the region's exposure to weather-related hazards has shown how vulnerable this region is to climate change impacts.

Research on the economics of climate change covering areas -- such as climate change impact assessment, evaluation of adaptation and mitigation options, and modeling impacts of alternative climate change scenarios -- are useful in climate change adaptation and mitigation planning. This conference will allow us to assess the landscape of economics of climate change research in Southeast Asia to better understand existing knowledge and research gaps.

EEPSEA, in partnership with EAAERE, is calling for submission of research papers on climate change in Southeast Asia in the following areas:

  • Climate change adaptation behaviors/strategies/policies
  • Climate change impacts at the macro, regional, local or community level
  • Climate change and ecosystem services
  • Economic modeling of climate change
  • Climate change disaster risk and insurance market in Southeast Asia
  • Climate change mitigation

Selected papers from this conference will be published in a special issue of the Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (EEPS), a journal of the EAAERE. Some of the papers will be selected as contributed chapters in an edited book.

Partial support to attend the conference is available for researchers from the Southeast Asian countries. Request for funding support must be indicated during submission.

How to submit

Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: ccecon2014@gmail.com. Please indicate “EEPSEA Economics of CC Conference” in the subject line.  Only those whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified on 15 December 2013.  For additional queries, please contact Ms. Julienne V. Bariuan, EEPSEA Communication Manager jbariuan@eepsea.net.