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.



We are accepting submissions of 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 submission deadline is June 10th 2018

Initial submissions can be in the form of



Session ideas

Discounted Early Bird Registration Deadline is end of May 2018

General Registration Deadline is June 12th 2018

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