13th Anual Green Economics Institute Conference

at the University of Oxford June 16th, 17th and 18th 2018

Exploring a 2 Tonnes of Carbon Lifestyle, Economy and Science

The Economy for  2 Tonnes of Carbon Lifestyle by 2022

16th-18th  June 2018 at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

3 Day 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 relisient, 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.


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 reslient 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 tageted investment incentives such as taxes, tarrifs 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 devasting 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,  multinational 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.


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.

The Academic and Scientific Committee Submission deadline is June 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

Discounted Early Bird Registration Deadline is June 10th 2018

Academic Session Streams Deadline up to end of  May 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 10th 2018

Late Booking Fees apply after June 10th 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 6th 2018

General Registration Deadline is 12th  June   2018

Please email greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com to find out more about the conference.

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Day 1 Focuses on Economics and the Economy.

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?

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)

and Reworking Economic Theories by Koryo Suzuki (Japan)


Day 2 Focuses on environmental justice and climate and climate science and prepares our delegation to the COP24 in Poland later in the year.

This will include work on calculating the fast ratchet down of our carbon usage and the implications for that.

Planning all our events in Katowice, and also all the worlds focal points will be invited to come and consider this new methodology for achieveing 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 www.geiclimate.org on www.2tonnesofcarbon.org  


Day 3 Focuses on social justice and migration –

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 subjects.

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 physcologic 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 areas 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.


Open Call For Economics Paper: Instructions for Authors 

on  Themes of 2 Tonnes of Carbon Lifestyles, Economy and Science

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:

 Structure must be

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 Agreeement  and Consent Form

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.



All presenters must pay the conference registration  fees at the time of submission  or their papers will not be accepted. No refunds will be given under any circumstances for conference fees as we have to pay costs and we dont get any refunds for those costs.


Any one needing a visa support letter must give at least 2 months notice to our team in writing to ensure we have staff allocated time. No refunds will be given if a visa application fails. Each author is responsible for their own visa issues.


Submission of your papers

When your paper is ready please email us  with a copy to


and greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com

Please pay your GEI Membership at geimembership.org

and please pay your conference registration fees  info@geiconference.org at geiconferences.org


Please email us today to discuss any speeches or papers you might want to provide. greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com