Events June 16th -18th 2018 Oxford

13th Annual Green Economics Institute Conference

3 Day Conference to be held at St Hugh’s College, University  of Oxford June  16th 17th 18th  2018

We are delighted to announce this conference. 3 Days to Change the World

Green Finance, Green Investment & Green Economics

Reclaiming The Economy from Privatisers, Fossil Fuellers, Xenophobes and Divide and Rulers.

Keeping social and environmental justice alive in this new age of Barbarism- Post Truth and Post Science

  Call for Papers, Participants, Speakers, Sessions

Economic Theories Practice: Reform and Renaissance

Solving the World’s Crises

Advances in Economics Thinking: The Power of Good

2 Tonnes of Carbon Lifestyle, Economy and Science: Vibrant economies with in coming members-Implementing The Power of Good for Change -3 Days of Vibrant World Changing Activity        GEI (2018)         


The Green Economics Institute is calling for papers with a view to producing:

a) Academic Proceedings for the Conference to be held at The University of Oxforde

b) A special issue of the Academic Journal  International Journal of Green Economics in 2018

c) A special issue of its Members Magazine -The Green Economist

d) A Project to create a renaissance in useful economics around the world

e) Sessions at its annual Conference June 16th 17th 18th 2018

f ) A special new series of Economics Books to mark launch of its Progressive  Economics Renaissance Project and new website launch


Rationale for the Conference

We are living in a transition period. What lies ahead for energy, technology, finance and lifestyle?

The Thirteenth Annual Green Economics Institute Conference will focus on how modern economies can arrive at understanding of how achieving a low carbon economic to address climate change touches on global social, economic policy and scientific issues.

This conference calls for a deep  reflection on how this  new situation challenges all historic philosophical schools. This reflection  requires interdisciplinary approaches to develop  completely new thinking, philosophy and economic theory. Furthermore current investment patterns,  human ‘civilisation,’ global sustainability, planetary survivability absolutely now must comprise  an utterly new paradigm. In order to build the foundations of the resilient, economy which can cope with the challenge of threatened 6th ever mass extinction, our new must be inclusive, secure, and able to support all life on earth, all species and all nations and provide the necessary resources for social and environmental justice. It must be an economy of caring, sharing and supporting each other. It must also now respect planetary boundaries, carrying capacities, habitat requirements of species and need for planetary systems to survive in a format which can support humans and their economy.

Day 1 Focuses on Economics and the Economy.

Calculating the 2 tonnes of Carbon: Economy, Science and Lifestyle

The Reform of Economics: Theory, Methodology and Policy

Alternatives in Economics to mitigate Market Turmoil, People Displacement and Geo Political Instability. 

Philosophies, Literatures and Methodologies of Change Making and Economics for success.

This will include discussions about economics, finance, climate finance, new kinds of networks including Platform Economics, labour economics, privatisation, nationalisation, FDI, Brexit, localisation, globalisation, Water and Utilities, the global commons.

The implications for us all if we adopt a 2 tonnes of carbon lifestyle within 4 years- how will this impact the economy?

Life cycles of economies and investment patterns:

Infant Economy: Rethinking the concept of infant economy.

Sustainable Infant industry needs supporting with policy measures in the more developed countries and developing countries and East and West North and South..

Infant species such as Humans (40,000 years) needs a natural economy which is  more resilient and beneficial.

New business models, sectors, and patterns of consumption

Changes are key to implement new strategies in the context of the public and private dialogue. Shifts should include the design of coherent and targeted investment incentives such as taxes, tariffs and access to credit.

The Public Private Policy Dialogue

The broader policy environment for business development cannot work against climate action. Ending the mismatch between the governments, private sector decisions and the communities’ needs.

Education Challenges

Overcoming the educational challenges both for young people and professionals in order to improve teaching practices in economics and also in facing an uncertain and insecure future with regard to resources, climate and the natural world as well the labour market.

Science supporting updating economic thinking

Sea Level rise and city inundation resulting from rapid global changes in precipitation are becoming the new normal. The economic and social impacts of Hurricanes, extreme weather events, severe droughts, unprecedented whole water course  removal, and entire habitat destruction, deforestation.  These important, devastating developments are not accounted for in today’s economic teaching, paradigms, policies or planning.

Migration and demographic shift

Migration has always been a feature of the human experience for all of its 40,000 years. This will never change, however it will now gather pace due to the reduction in usable land areas as the climate flips suddenly. There are many benefits and challenges as the world struggles to cope with this new reality – but good economic thinking needs to build this into its foundations.

Divestment, Trends

Market deregulation,  multi-national power and its regulation

Divestment from fossil fuels.

The role of disruptive technologies in sustainability

The internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and advanced materials. Bit coin and Uberisation of finance

Geo political shifts

The Pan Asian Renewable Supergrid.

The retreat of the United States from Global leadership.

The challenges to the  Russian and Middle East  Economies

Oil export dependent economies and their current shift

Nordic and arctic economies facing serious challenges in the face of climate change.

Carribean economies existential crisis and also their  shift from air tourism and perverse  incentives.

Renewables- progress?

We launch two fascinating new books on economics –

Understanding corruption by Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy ) and Dr Lavinia Tezza (Italy)


Sustainable Development for 2020 from a Heterodox perspective –by Dr Arturo Herman (Italy)

Economics Theories and Practice Reform and Renaissance

Solving the World’s Crises

Advances in Economics Thinking: The Power of Good

The Green Economics Institute is calling for papers on the following subjects with a view to producing:

a) Academic Proceedings at its University of Oxford Conference

b) A special issue of the Academic Journal  International Journal of Green Economics in 2018

c) A special issue of its Members Magazine -The Green Economist

d) A Project to create a renaissance in useful economics around the world

e) Sessions at its annual Conference June 16th 17th 18th 2018

f ) A special new series of Economics Books to mark launch of its Progressive  Economics Renaissance Project and new website launch.

and Reworking Economic Theories by Koryo Suzuki (Japan)

Suggested Topics may include:

Future of Europe

The European Union as a structure for global governance

Regional economic policies in Europe

International trade agreements – Europe’s progressive role

Cooperation as an alternative to competition – Europe as a role model

Economic policies for cohesion – how to unite Europe in this spirit

European East West Dialogue

Europe and neighbouring regions (North Africa, Arabian countries)

Contrasting European to American economic policies – differences in economic styles and cultures

Europe’s role in a new drive in Developing Economics (focus on the causes of migration)

The European Union as master plan for politically structuring other parts of the world – how to make this happen

Analysis of austerity policies versus alternative concepts – a country by country case study

Long term strategies in economics

350 years of Enlightenment – reconnecting Economics to its foundation as a social science

Progressive economics – an alternative to mainstream (neo-liberal) economics

Pluralism in Economics – long term development and current issues

Critique of the conservative bias in economics – opening economics for new ideas

Globalisation versus internationalisation – a long term perspective for the international economy

Economics and Culture – missing values in economic theory and practice

Economics and Reality – deficiencies and required changes in economic methodology

Economics and Political Theory – What is fact and what is normative in economic theories

International economics and trade

Innovative trade agreements as an alternative to simplistic ‘deregulated and allegedly ‘free’’ trade

Trade theory – a critical assessment of the practical relevance of basic macro-economic models and concepts

Current developments in international trade – case studies on different parts of the world – Africa, South America, South-East Asia

The case of Brasil – The future of progressive economic policies

The case of Argentina – Options for innovative economic policies after the Kirchner era

Mercosur – Current developments with particular focus on establishing a political union

Refocus on international trade theories in the times of imbalances in trade

Progressive policies for the development of a trade focused development strategy for emerging countries

Political integration as a basis for economic advances or economic cooperation to enhance political cooperation

General macro-economics

Strategies for growth-independent development – What is development?

Stabilisation of the economy independent of growth

Economic efficiency beyond standard competitive environments – new alternatives based on co-operation

Economics and ideology – Conservative bias in economics and lack of pluralism

Reality and Methodology – What methodological changes are required to make economics more realistic

Developing economics

Case studies on emerging countries and what strategies they employ

Current trends in developing economics – reclaiming an original progressive part of economics

Alternatives to western-style consumption models

Developing economics and neo-liberal doctrine – Empirical evidence from different parts of the world


Competition and co-operation – how to find the right balance

Competition and economic cultures

Competitive environments, their structure and impact on the nature of economic thinking

International competition as a given? – Economic policies to regulate international competition


Decoupling employment from growth

Innovative concepts of employment to change the structure of the modern economy

Minimum wage and related issues

Reduction in working time and time accounts

Employment policies versus labour market policies – how ill defined terms prejudice the economic narrative

Public sector economics

Innovative taxation regimes – case studies per specific tax (empirical focus from around the world)

Taxation and justice

Detailed essays on individual taxes and their development

External effects and public goods – Concepts for a well substantiated public sector

Commons and their role for a different economics

Monetary economics

The Euro as a model for regional integration in different parts of the world

Speculation and financial markets – how to tame it and how to make the financial market work for society

Regulation of financial markets including banks – current issues

Hierarchy of markets – How to subordinate the financial markets to the real economy


Day 2 Environmental Justice:  Climate Change and Cultural Shifts

A Health, psychology and cultural shifts

Pyschology with top pyschiatrists ( will be posted shortly)

B Climate Change and Culture

( hosted by our partner The Green European Foundation)More information will be posted here this week.

C Indigenous perspectives from Sami people in the Arctic Sweden

  Agneta Granstroem

HEALTH : Technology and Climate Change 

Longstanding evidence of the links between the environment and health has led to a recognition of the need for sustainable development. This is equally true in low, middle and high income countries. A healthy population is essential for economic development. The poorest people on the planet tend to suffer most from the health effects from exposures to environmental hazards like air pollution and impure Walter. In addition to its toll on human suffering, illness carries a significant financial burden in the form of healthcare expenditures and lost productivity.

One option is that Public health and business, referring to health services and information are delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies.

In a broader sense, the term eHealth characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an attitude, and a commitment for networking, global thinking, to improve healthcare locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology.

EU delfinen eHealth as : the use of modern information and communication technologies to meet needs of citizens, patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare providers, as well as policy makers.”

Presently, despite the availability of e-Health systems and services, they are not yet widely used in real-life medical or health situations.

Since at least the 1990s, a movement quoted as the “health democracy,” has set out to establish new rights for patients, and changes current professional practices. ”Health democracy” intends to reduce the disproportionate distribution of power in healthcare professional /patient relationships. In parallel, different innovations related to the irruption of E-health (social networks, web applications, and other devices) are currently modifying the practices, and thereby reconstructing the relationships between patients and professionals. In order to optimize this new added-value offered by E-health on patient engagement, many consequences must be taken into account.

Imagine a smartphone app that can predict worsening heart failure simply from the sound of a voice. Or a device that warns a patient that blood pressure or glucose level is dangerously low whilst walking down the street. How about a computer that can help a physician diagnose a medical complaint by combing through more than a million textbooks, medical journals, and other data within seconds? It is not science fiction and it offers huge potential. From digital medical records to big data and self-monitoring on smartphones, laptops, and other devices, e-health is dramatically changing healthcare and how both health professional and their patients deal with all kinds of medical conditions. The focus has to shift from acute illness to managing chronic condisions to give patients greater tools for prevention and self-management. We need healthy people and the citizen are at the heart of how we redesign this.

Climate change is one of today’s most pressing global issues. Policies to guide mitigation and adaptation are needed to avoid the devastating impacts of climate change. 

The health sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries, and its climate impact in low-income countries is growing steadily. The promising role of eHealth as an adaptation strategy to reduce societal vulnerability to climate change, and the link’s between mitigation and adaptation.The topic of environmental eHealth has gained little attention to date, despite its potential to contribute to more sustainable and green health care. A growing number of local and global initiatives on ‘green information and communication technology (ICT)’ are now mentioning eHealth as a promising technology with the potential to reduce emission rates from ICT use. However, the embracing of eHealth is slow because of limitations in technological infrastructure, capacity and political will.


E Calculating the 2 tonnes of Carbon: Economy, Science and Lifestyle

Theory, Methodology and Policy environmental justice, climate and climate science and prepares our delegation to the COP24 in Poland later in the year. Calculating the fast ratchet down of our carbon usage and the implications.

Planning all our events in Katowice, and also all the world’s focal points will be invited to come and consider this new methodology for achieving the Paris climate goals. The Institute has published a range of books on climate change and energy issues which have been used at the highest level at the United Nations Conferences. These are available to purchase at

Our new theory and ideas will be explored. These can be found on


F Cultural Shift

Call for Papers: Networks for a Sustainable world (session title) by Hans Kåre Flø

Open Call for Papers about new forms of Network

This stream will deal with new forms of network in the economy and in human activity.

This will include an examination of the Platform economies such as Facebook

and also how the network structure is replacing the pyramid structure in succesful organisations and institutions.

The importance of networks is growing and networks appear to be crucial for creating the global processes needed for moving the global human society towards a state of long term ecological, social and economic balance which means transforming it into a sustainable one.

To organise a group of people to solve a common task we may choose a number of different organisational forms, basically hierarchical systems, or pyramids, with a powerful person at the top, markets, where goods, services or other entities of value are exchanged, democratic systems (e.g. people, parliament, government, administration) within a never-ending circular process and last, but not least, networks. Real processes mostly apply all these organisational forms in a dynamic mixture.

Two reasons why we believe the importance of networks is growing is digital technology with the internet which very powerfully supports networks off all kinds and that processes within digitally supported networks can happen with extreme speed.

The GEI family is home to a very large international network of persons and potentially of institutions. Within this session we want to develop our own understanding of networks and explore how a targeted use of understanding and competence of networks may help GEI to achieve its fundamental goals in an even better way. We therefore invite papers on the following topics:

Fundamental aspects on networks and network organisation

Specific examples of successful (or not successful) networks and network processes from which we can learn

Ideas on how conscious use of network organisation may bring GEI forward.


Day 3 Focuses on social justice and migration

A Using Oxford as a model for the positive effects of inward migration – are there any learnings that other areas can use to ensure migration is a similarly positive experience for them too? The refugee experience over time and generations – we continue our conferences and outputs- now in its third year of books, academic proceedings, videos on this subject.

B Trade and Brexit  and its effects and the need to renegotiate over 700 treaties.

C Mental health and the need for sustainability

We are very lucky to be joined by Top global psychiatrists in the quest to understand how and why we humans are continuing to behave like lemmings and ready to jump over the cliff and destroy our habitat? what is the psychological methodology that makes us do that and can we change our mindset in time to stop the destruction of our habitat and all the other life on earth? This continues our work in this area over the last two years- including advising even the Chinese top diplomats about how we run these services in the UK. We launch our new chapter in our book  on social justice just out.

D Women, gender and discrimination and Harrassment

Womens unequal, pay, priviledge, power

We continue our award winning work in this field and we have run 5 conferences on this subject and our book is used by governments around the world. We have provided training and expertise or materials to governments as diverse as the Chinese Polit Buro, Gambia, Sweden and the UK.

We consider how this fits with the current MeToo and other campaigns and womens empowerment.


Open Calls For Economics Paper: Instructions for Authors 

Theme 1 Economics

Calculating the 2 tonnes of Carbon: Economy, Science and Lifestyle

The Reform of Economics: Theory, Methodology and Policy

Alternatives in Economics to mitigate Market Turmoil, People Displacement and Geo Political Instability. 

Philosophies, Literatures and Methodologies of Change Making and Economics for success


Theme 2 Environmental Justice

 Climate Change: 2 Tonnes of Carbon Lifestyles, Economy and Science

Cultural and psychological shift to a change in life style. Psychiatry. Nudge factors, behaviour change

Theme 3

Social Justice

Psychiatry, psychology and philosophy of change

Economic Vibrancy: Changing the Narrative of Migration

Examples of Regions, economies and cities which depend on migration for their excellence and leadership- eg London and Oxford and the  Thames Valley as models for other areas.

Labour Economics, Corruption, Uberisation, Gigg Economy, Privatisation , Globalisation, PFI, Zero Hours Contracts, Precariat.


Paper Submission Instructions and Details

Submissions for the Academic Streams

We are accepting submissions for the academic streams for individual papers and sessions.

These can be theoretical, methodological, historical, empirical and policy oriented. We welcome all papers related to the themes  of the conference and also papers addressing the interests and concerns of the academic researchers academic community and other professionals.


Paper Presentation Format

Papers must be presented in the following manner or they will not be accepted.

Papers must be presented in Georgia 11 point with 22 point chapter or paper headings.

Heading in the chapter to be in 14 point bold.

Format must be .doc .docx or .odt. No other formats will be accepted. No Pdfs will be accepted.

No footnotes are allowed.

We will not accept any abstracts as a submission.

Papers must be  between 2000 -10,000 words all with references in Harvard Style. in alphabetical author order.

We will not accept any papers where more than half the references are from the internet.

Stream Theme

Please indicate which stream they are intended to be for


Title of the Paper

Authors of the paper- with all authors contact emails and phone numbers (will not be displayed but must be provided in the text itself.)

The Institution of the Authors

Then a Biography section of each author -4 lines long.

Then a short abstract 5 lines long summarizing the paper

Then repeat the paper title and purpose

Introduction – aims of the paper

Body of the Paper



Further instructions

No photos must appear unless you have taken them yourself and no diagrams unless you have created them.

Any suspected plagiarisation will result in the immediate removal of the work without any recourse or refund.

All papers must be accompanied  a completed  signed copy of our Copyright Agreement  and Consent Form (which we will be posting here shortly)

containing consent to allow us hold your details form. If not received at the time the paper will not be processed.


All papers to be presented must be accompanied by a powerpoint presentation (which must be submitted

2 working weeks before the conference), which has photos and is relevant to the same paper.

All presenters must be willing to chair at least one session at the conference.

The Academic and Scientific Committee Submission deadline is May 10th 2018

Initial submissions can be in the form of



Session ideas


Milestone Dates

Discounted Super Early Bird Registration Deadline is End of May 2018

Academic Session Streams Deadline up to  June 6th 2018

Speaker session applications can be made up to June 10th 2018 and must be accompanied by an accepted paper and a powerpoint presentation.

Papers submissions continue till June 6th 2018

Late Booking Fees apply after  end of May 2018

Session suggestions and applications accepted until June 10th 2018

Poster Presentations are accepted until June 6th 2018

Powerpoint presentations must be submitted by June 12th 2018

General Registration Deadline is 12th June  2018

Please email to find out more about the conference.

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Associated Partner Events in the same week  
1 Researchers Seminar

(booking up fast please email now to reserve a place)

Day 15th June 2018 GEIAcademy

IJGE Academic Journal

The Green Economist Members Magazine

2 Main Conference 13th Annual Conference 3 Days 16th 17th 18th June 2018 GEI


GEI Charitable Trust


3 The Power of Good 1 Day 16th June 2018 GEI



IJGE Academic Journal

4 GEF Climate Change Conference 1 Day 17th June 2018 GEF GEI
5 GEF Migration 1 Day 18th June 2018 GEF  and GEI
6 Summer School 3 Days 20th 21st 22nd June 2018 GEIAcademy
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