Building sustainable wellbeing economies, societies, and the rest of nature

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

RE&D Research Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 11 November 2021


Online via Zoom


Professor Robert Costanza, ANU

Event description

Please join us for an upcoming RE&D Research Notes webinar, hosted by the Resources, Environment and Development group (RE&D), Crawford School of Public Policy.  

Professor Bob Costanza has been a strong advocate for sustainable wellbeing economies throughout his nine years at Crawford. He will soon be leaving the role and taking a position as Professor of Ecological Economics at University College London. In this webinar, he reflects on his distinguished career, with a focus on his time at the ANU. This webinar will explore:

  • Highlights from his time at Crawford
  • Recent developments in the field of sustainable wellbeing economies and ecological economics

  • A discussion of ‘where to from here’?

The presentation will be followed by question and answer session with the opportunity for audience questions.


Robert Costanza is a Professor and Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Prior to this, he was Distinguished University Professor of Sustainability in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University, Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and founding director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, Professor at the University of Maryland and at Louisiana State University and a visiting scientist at the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the University of Illinois Natural History Survey. Dr. Costanza is also currently, a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden, an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute at the University of Vermont, a deTao Master of Ecological Economics at the deTao Masters Academy in Shanghai, China, an Overseas Expert, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a Founding Co-chair of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (, and an Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.

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