The 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE): “A pathway towards Carbon Neutrality in Asia”

Dear distinguished researchers,

You are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of environmental and resource economics for presentation in the 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), which will be held at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), Vietnam, August 19 to 20, 2022, co-hosted by the Economy & Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).

The main theme of the 11th Congress is “A pathway towards Carbon Neutrality in Asia”

Measures to address climate change have shifted course toward achieving carbon neutrality by the middle of this century. In March 2020, the EU unveiled a long-term strategy with a firm commitment to climate neutrality by 2050. The roadmap toward decarbonization society has begun not only in East Asia like Japan, China and Korea but also in Southeast Asia like Indonesia and Malaysia. This movement will inevitably lead to carbon neutrality announcements in other Asian nations.

In order to achieve this ambitious target in the region, it is crucial that well-designed decarbonization policies are put in place and that there is coordinated support for transformative decarbonization technologies in different sectors. Majority of the primary energy supply in Asia comes from fossil fuels, which is largely in line with the global average (BP, 2020).

This suggests that the path to carbon neutrality by 2050 will be challenging, given the current technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the policy options available. Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels to virtually zero over the next 30~40 years will require huge economic investment. However, recent years have seen rapid development and cost reduction in a variety of decarbonization technologies, including renewable energy, EV, and hydrogen production, shining a light of hope on the road to carbon neutrality.

We invite leading academics of Asia and around the world to exchange ideas on how to effectively design decarbonization policies and support decarbonization technologies for carbon neutrality.

Furthermore, we will discuss policy cooperation and strategy in Asia to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs associated with carbon neutral climate policies. Successful policy design, supporting new technologies, and cooperation in Asia will not only lead to climate neutrality but will also strengthen future industries and businesses in the region.

The Congress is open not only to scientific works, but also to in-depth policy-related presentations and discussions. The Congress welcomes papers on any environmental and resource economic issues including


Carbon neutrality

Mitigation policies of climate change

Impacts of climate change

Energy and climate change models

Renewable energy

Energy transition

Decarbonization technology

Carbon storage and sequestration

Urban and low carbon transportation

Low carbon building, house

Environmental governance

Non-market valuation

Biodiversity and ecosystem management

Health and environment

Water and land management

Marine and forest resources

Food and agriculture

Environment and development

Waste management

Disaster management

International trade and environment

International aid and environment

COVID-19 and environmental issue

Private sectors and environment


  • May 30, 2022: Deadline for submitting an abstract or a proposal
  • June 15, 2022: Review result notification
  • June 20, 2022: Deadline for the Registration for a presenter and an early-bird participant
  • July 05, 2022: Deadline for a full-paper submission (all sessions)
  • July 19, 2022: Full program publication
  • August 19-20, 2022: Date of the Congress

– Registration will open during the Congress

– Registration fee includes the 2022 fiscal year membership fee. A Participant becomes a 2022 fiscal year active member and a lifetime member of AAERE

You can submit a paper or a proposal at the conference website:


The 11th Congress of the AAERE will be composed of regular parallel sessions, organized thematic sessions, and poster sessions.


To submit papers to the REGULAR PARALLEL SESSIONS, the authors are required to provide an abstract with two pages of word or pdf file inserted form of document in the conference website. The abstract should include the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), introduction and objectives, methods adopted, main findings, conclusions and references. The Scientific Committee will select papers for presentation based on scientific quality and originality. Multiple submissions by the same author(s) are allowed, but each participant will be requested to present no more than one paper.

Selection standards for applications

Although AAERE requires only the submission of the abstract when applying to present, the analysis methods, main findings and conclusion must still be clearly described at this stage. We may reject a presentation if the abstract come under any of the following conditions.

  • Abstracts that describe only the research plan
  • Abstracts that do not keep the designated number of letter (two pages (11 font of word or pdf file))
  • Abstracts with insufficient relevance to the topics discussed by AAERE
  • Abstracts intended for personal benefit or that seek to promote political parties, or religions


To submit a proposal to ORGANIZE a THEMATIC SESSION, three or four papers connected by a unifying theme are required. Thematic sessions aim to highlight current research on a subject in environmental and resource economics. The Scientific Committee will select a limited number of proposed Thematic Sessions based on scientific quality and importance. The thematic sessions will run in parallel in the same way as regular Parallel Sessions.

  • Each organizer of thematic session could apply for only one thematic session. The organizer must be a AAERE member. Non-members must complete the membership procedures before applying. Please visit the AAERE website if you wish to become a member. The presenter of a thematic session does not have to be a member.
  • The organizer must apply with max 2 pages of written proposal and describe its title, organizer, chairperson, presenters, discussants, and an outline of the proposed session. Please be aware that the organizer should inform the presenters, and discussants of any notices from the program committee.
  • Individual presentation abstracts (two pages for each report of word or pdf file inserted form of document in the conference website.) should be registered separately by the presenters for the thematic sessions. Presenters should insert the title of thematic session just under the name of authors in the first page of the abstract. Presenter at the thematic session could present only once at the regular parallel session if she or he is the member of AAERE.


To submit a paper for the POSTER SESSIONS, the author(s) are required to provide an abstract with 2~4 pages that includes the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), introduction and objectives, methods adopted, and the main findings, conclusions and references. The requirements for formatting of the poster will be provided later. Submissions will be selected by the Scientific Committee based on quality.

For any necessary information, please contact


Soocheol Lee

Professor, Faculty of Economics

Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan



Pham Khanh Nam

Director of Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

College of Economics, Law and Government

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city