Bill Rees to Receive the Herman Daly Award

SCARP Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Rees will receive the Herman Daly Award from the International Society for Ecological Economics at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics to be held at UBC on October 1-4, 2015.

The Herman Daly Award was established in 2003 in honor of one of the visionaries and founders of ecological economics, Herman Daly. The award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the field, and acknowledges individuals who have connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications and solutions that are sustainable in scale, equitable in distribution, and efficient in allocation. The award criteria include the following:

  • made visionary contributions to the field of ecological economics
  • connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications
  • created conceptual frameworks and practical solutions to sustainability challenges
  • identified policies and processes that  advance social and environmental sustainability
  • advanced the recognition of scale as an essential part of sustainability
  • advanced distributive justice and social consciousness as an essential part of sustainability
  • contributed to conservation and the just allocation of resources

 

From the award committee:

Dear Dr. Rees,

On behalf of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics Board of Directors, I am pleased to congratulate you as the recipient of the 2015 Herman Daly Award. This award was established in 2003 in honor of one of the visionaries and founders of ecological economics, Herman Daly. The award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the field, and acknowledges individuals who have connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications and solutions that are sustainable in scale, equitable in distribution, and efficient in allocation. Your work on ecological footprint, sustainability across multiple scales, and efforts to get sustainability implemented through human behavior and policy are essential contributions and inspiration within our field of Ecological Economics. You will join past award recipients including Annie Leanord, David Batker, and John Gowdy among others.

The award will be presented at the upcoming CANUSSEE Conference in October during lunch on Sunday October 4th from 12-1pm. We hope this will work with your schedule.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver! 

Whitney Lash-Marshall

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Whitney Lash Marshall, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SUNY ESF
Executive Director, United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)
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