My colleague Brian Czech from the International Society for Ecological Economics posted this on ecolog.
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Czech, Brian [czech@VT.EDU]
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:16 PM
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Steady Statesmanship for Biodiversity Conservation Commences at United Nations
On April 18, 2012, steady state economics was formally introduced to the
United Nations. In the General Assembly, five panelists covered limits
to growth, the Anthropocene, and ecological economics. At the
conclusion, "steady statesmanship" (i.e., adopting steady state
economics as economic policy) for international diplomacy was proposed.
The session was hosted by the Plurinational States of Bolivia and
reaction of UN member states was positive.
Following introductory remarks of the UN Secretary General and the
Ambassador of Bolivia, the first three panel talks pertained to life on
Earth and the human impacts thereon. The fourth talk was an overview of
ecological economics commencing at 1:35:35 of the webcast, and the final
talk was on steady state economics for biodiversity conservation,
commencing at 1:56:40. The complete webcast is available at:
The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society were
acknowledged as having recognized limits to growth and the conflict
between economic growth and biodiversity conservation.
Brian Czech, President
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, and
Visiting Professor of Natural Resource Economics
Virginia Tech, National Capitol Region
Falls Church, Virginia