THE THIRD GLOBAL FORUM OF ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS IN FORESTRY
“The Third Global Forum of Ecological Economics in Forestry (GFEEF 2017)” with topic of “Harmonious Development for Greener Mountains and Cleaner Water”will be held in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China, from May 19th to 21st, 2017. It is hosted by The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Division of Ecological Economy of IUFRO and Nanjing Forestry University, undertook by Nanchang Institute of Technology, and sponsored by Jiangxi Provincial Association of Social Sciences, Jiangxi Provincial Department of Forestry, Jiangxi Provincial Department of Water Conservancy, Jiangxi Association for Science and Technology, Jiangxi Academy of Sciences, Jiangxi Academy of Social Sciences, Jiangxi Academy of Forestry, Jiangxi Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Jiangxi Institute of Water Conservancy, National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Security of Water Projects and Efficient Utilization of Resources in Poyang Lake Valley, National University Science Park of Nanchang Institute of Technology, Jiangxi Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center for Ecological Water Conservancy, Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Water Environment, Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Precise Actuation and Control, Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Collaborative Perception and Intelligent Processing of Water Information, Jiangxi Provincial Hydrological Key Laboratory of Degraded Ecosystem Restoration and Ecology in River Basin, Jiangxi Provincial Engineering Research Center of Special Reinforcement and Security Monitoring and Control of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering, Jiangxi Provincial Engineering Research Center of Security of Water Projects and Efficient Utilization of Resources, Jiangxi Provincial Soft Science Research Base of Security and Sustainable Development of Water, Jiangxi University Key Laboratory of Soil and Plant Ecology, Water Culture Research Center of Nanchang Institute of Technology, etc.. You are cordially invited to participate in the forum.
Topics of this forum cover a lot of aspects, such as forest-water ecosystem management, climate change and adaptation, ecosystem service and value assessment, forest-water ecological economic policymaking, ecological restoration and management and so on.
Ecological economics is a new and transdisciplinary discipline of Ecology and Economics. In accordance with the principles of Ecology and Economics, it studies the relationship between human beings’ economic activities and natural ecological relationship by combining the ecological and economic laws. The forum lays emphasis on the harmonious progress between ecology and economy in forestry, discusses the harmonious growth between water ecology and economy, and highlights the regional eco-economic advantages of picturesque Jiangxi Province. It aims at exploring how to operate the economy within the ecological constraint of the earth’s natural resources to further realize the harmonious future.
As the main part of terrestrial ecosystem with fully functional storage reservoir of resources, genes, water, carbon and energies, forest plays a key role in improving the ecological environment, maintaining ecological balance, and realizing the sustainable development and human welfare. The theme about how to achieve the harmonious development between human beings and forest, and harmonize the economic and ecological values of forest is always the focus in the domestic and overseas field of ecological economy.
As the basic element of ecosphere, the quantity and ecological quality of water determine the ecological environment, resources and also quantity and quality of survival of species. Thus, the harmonious progress between water ecology and economy is the basic guarantee of development strategies of Jiangxi Province. Meanwhile, as one of only three first national Ecological Civilization Experimental Areas, the core mission of Jiangxi Province is to harmoniously develop ecology and economy.
The forum is the third high-level international academic conference about forest ecological economy held by IUFRO. It will invite several Nobel Economics Prize winners, members of National Academy of Engineering and Sciences, and internationally renowned scholars in the field of forest ecological economy. Besides, authors of papers with crucial research value selected by discipline committee of the forum will be invited to give keynote speeches.
The forum is the high-level academic one with gathering and communication among global celebrated scholars in forest ecological economy (including water-ecology-economy) and also an significant opportunity for Chinese scholars to present their research achievements and exchange the theories and practices of forest ecological economy. Please submit papers actively in accordance with the theme of forum.
Welcome to the Third GFEEF in Nanchang, May, 2017!