2nd Conference on Econometrics for Environment (CE²_2018)

Hosted by the Pluridisciplinary Faculty of Nador on December, 19-21, 2018, in Nador



Since the Industrial Revolution to the 1970s of the last century, the world mainly focused on industrialization and economic development without giving too much importance to the environment. However, the oil shocks of the 1970s raised awareness of the danger of natural resource depletion and the risk of energy shortages. Added to this was the advent of economic theories/currents that made the close link between the economy and the environment.

In addition, in 1972 the Club of Rome published a report entitled "Limits to growth" in which it was concluded that continued economic growth (in the countries of the North) would lead in the medium term to a sharp drop in the quality of life of the population as a result of pollution, the depletion of arable land and the depletion of fossil resources. In the same years, the Stockholm Conference on the Environment, organized by the United Nations, focused on the links that can be established between ecology and economy and the conditions that must be included in a development model compatible with environmental protection and social equity. Moreover, the second report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1995 was the first scientific report to clearly identify the involvement of anthropogenic activities in the environment. This paved the way for a myriad of annual Conferences of the Parties (the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1998, the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2016 in Marrakech and in 2017 in Bonn), which represented an important turning point in international awareness of the risks associated with the environment and the crucial need for its protection.

Climate change and the environmental impacts of economic growth are now undeniable realities that all countries must take into account when formulating their sectoral policies and development strategies. Indeed, all economic sectors increasingly require the environmental dimension to be taken into account. In addition, the acceleration of extreme weather events and the worsening scale of natural disasters have significantly affected human activities and territorial planning. Such a reality raises questions about the challenges of environmental impacts and the various vulnerabilities associated with climate change with a view to finding adequate, effective and sustainable solutions to deal with these changes, which are taking place from a global change perspective.  Thus, these problems require in-depth economic studies based on relevant statistical and quantitative analysis instruments.   Environmental Econometrics, an emerging field of research, focuses on environmental issues using econometric and statistical methods ranging from the analysis of observed environmental and econometric data that provide quantitative estimates of the socio-economic impacts of environmental/climate variables. In this perspective, the International Conference on Environmental Econometrics "CE2" aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach to strengthen research and interactions between environmental sciences and econometrics/statistics.

The Pluridisciplinary Faculty of Nador (FPN), part of Mohammed Premier University in Oujda, attaches major importance in its policy of openness to congresses and scientific activities likely to complete the training process and promote scientific research and innovation. The Faculty has taken it upon itself to open up to its socio-cultural environment and to ensure its influence while encouraging national and international cooperation.

It is therefore with this objective in mind that the second edition of the "International Conference on Environmental Econometrics", hosted by the FPN and jointly organized on 19 and 20 December 2018  by: 

  • The FPN (MASI Laboratory and ERPT research team), is taking place; 
  • The Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences-Souissi (LEAM Laboratory), Mohammed V University in Rabat; 
  •  Lille Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), University of Lille, France; 
  • UMR Economie Publique, INRA-AgroParisTech, France;
  • The National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA).
With support of:  
  • The Moroccan Association of Regional Sciences (AMSR), Morocco;
  • Renewable Energy University Network (REUNET), Morocco.
The following privileged themes are not exhaustive and include methodological/applied works on:  

  • Economic growth in relation to the environment and more particularly climate change;
  • Renewable energies and sustainable development;
  • Impacts of climate change on agriculture;
  • Environmental risk impact assessment;
  • Modeling land use changes and their impacts on the environment (greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity conservation, water quality, etc.);
  • Innovative financing for sustainable development;
  • Environmental taxation and ecological transition;
  • Challenges biodiversity conservation;
  • Environmental policy assessment;
  • Socio-economic and environmental impacts of the implementation of new activities;
  • Determinants of land-use and land-cover change;
  • Energy transitions and energy system efficiency modeling;
  • Time series modeling and statistics of extremes with applications to Environmental data analysis;
  • Spatial statistics and analysis of massive, functional climatic/environmental data.
Note that this conference is a part of the activities expected in the framework of the collaborative project (2018-2020) on economic growth and environment between Mohammed V University in Rabat and the University of Lille in partnership with UMR Economie Publique, INRA-AgroParisTech and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) and supported by MESRS (CNRST-Morocco) and IFM (France)

The program of the conference will run over three days and comprise plenary, oral and poster sessions and a round table designed to promote exchanges between academics, practitioners and policymakers in  large domains including the privileged themes of this scientific meeting as well as a training course for young researchers and Master/PhD students.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact  Ahmed El Ghini, the Coordinator of the project, at: a.elghini@um5s.net.ma and the Organizing Committee at: ce2.fpn2018@gmail.com 

Download Poster / Call for Papers

 Important Dates 

- Deadline for submission:   
October, 21st
November, 22nd

- Notification to authors:  
November, 04th
December, 7th

- Deadline for registration
December, 10th

Date of the Symposium:
December 19-20, 2018

Date of the training courses:
December 21st, 2018









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