The official launch of the SDSN Greece, anchored within the 3rd International SDSN Mediterranean Conference (MED Solutions), will be held on September 7-8, 2017, in Athens, Greece.
The double event is co-organised by ICRE8: International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab in collaboration with the Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES) of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and ATHENA Research and Innovation Center.
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri founded the Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES) in June 2016. The ReSEES laboratory is the outcome of the evolution of the Research Team on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability.
ReSEES does policy relevant interdisciplinary research on environmental, natural resources and energy issues. The overreaching goal of ReSEES theoretical and empirical research is to support the understanding and implementation of Sustainable Development, as the only non-self-destructive path of socio-economic development.
Central to ReSEES laboratory mission is the pursuit of excellence in the conduct and presentation of research and a commitment to explore relevant environmental, natural resources and energy, issues for a variety of circumstances and stakeholders and across different temporal and spatial scales.
Research tools include financial analysis, socio-economic and econometric analysis, environmental valuation, political and institutional analysis, integrated environmental-economic modeling, life cycle analysis, risk analysis, geographical information systems, multi-stakeholder mediations techniques, game theory, information technology decision making tool development.
ReSEES has been an umbrella for the Research Projects, Publications and Scientific, Policy and Social Impact, produced by an interdisciplinary and international research team led by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri over the last 17 years.
ReSEES funding is affiliated with the institutions with which Prof. Phoebe Koundouri had a long-run affiliation, mainly: University of Cambridge, UK; University College London, UK; University of Cyprus, CYPRUS; Athens University of Economics and Business, GREECE; Toulouse School of Economics, FRANCE; London School of Economics, UK; The World Bank, USA; Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, FRANCE; and consultancy projects with governments all over the world].
ReSEES in numbers (1996-today)
- Approximate total research funding attracted: 20 million euro
- Approximate number of collaborating Universities and Research Institutions: 150
- Approximate number of collaborating/employed Researchers: 500
- Approximate number of published peer-reviewed research papers and books: 250
- Geographical distribution of research funding and research implementation: mainly Europe and the US, but also a significant number in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
- ReSEES output has influenced policy and attracted mass media coverage all over the world
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