The 23rd annual scientific conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) took place in Athens, from 28 June to 1 July. The EAERE 2017 conference was organized by the ICRE8 International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy, in cooperation with Athens University of Economics and Business, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center and the Mariolopoulos – Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences. The conference was held under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens, with invaluable support from a number of local sponsors including the ALBA Graduate Business School, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Bank of Greece Climate Change Impacts Study Committee, Gutenberg Publishing House, Katogi Averoff Winery, and Kathimerini Newspaper.
Nearly 150 different sessions were held at both the Megaron International Conference Center and ALBA Graduate Business School, on topics ranging from climate change, sustainable development, and environmental policy, to ecosystems and biodiversity, renewable energy, clean technology and greening of the economy. More than 800 economists, students, policy makers, and practitioners attended the conference. Although the majority of attendees came from Europe, people from all continents of the world participated, traveling from countries as far away as United States, Chile, Uruguay, New Zealand, Korea, India and the Philippines.