Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum

Key Stakeholders and international experts came together in April to shape new global environment agreements

The nature of this 3-day international forum was unprecedented. It involved facilitated debates, interactive discussions and top level knowledge exchange in an intimate atmosphere, which was quite different from other major international conferences. Key stakeholders and international experts came together to shape new global economic agreements focused on environmental protection and sustainability.

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Event Photo Gallery

To view the photos from the event please visit our Event Photo Gallery.

Keynote Speakers

We were delighted to have at this event some of the worlds’ best environmental economists as our keynote speakers including:

Scott Barrett

Brian Copeland

Larry Karp

Charles Kolstad

James Markusen

Charles Mason
Santiago Rubio

Partha Sen

Jon Strand

Michael Toman

Alistair Ulph

Alan Woodland

Please visit the Keynote Speakers webpage for full biographies and information.

Contributed Papers

There were approximately 40 high quality papers on environmental and resource issues related to the theme of the International Forum which were accepted for presentation in parallel sessions. Papers/abstracts can be downloaded and the full programme is also still available.


Participants came from more than 20 different countries. List of Participants (pdf)


The University of Exeter has recently launched the “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures Programme” (CCSF) and identified this area as a central element of their future strategy.  Responsible leaders within the international community, including the University of Exeter, are fully aware of the urgent need for solutions to environmental and resource problems of global dimensions.    

As a significant contribution to this, the Department of Economics at the University of Exeter Business School convened a three-day international forum.  The event brought together leading international researchers in the fields of environmental and resource economics and influential stakeholders from international and UK institutions including the World Bank, the European Union, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency.


Find out more on the programme of events, which took place over the 3 day seminar.

Scientific Committee (University of Exeter)

Professor Michael Finus
Professor Christos Kotsogiannis
Professor Robin Mason
Professor Steve McCorriston

Organising Committee

Mrs Kay Bishop
Mrs Elaine Dunn
Professor Michael Finus