The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists is a forum for environment and resource economists from around the world. During the Congress, hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU), there will be opportunities to network and learn from some of the brightest leaders in the field ofenvironmental and resource economics. Over 1,100 economists from more than 40 countries attended the last World Congress in Montreal in 2010 - and an equal if not greater number is anticipated at Istanbul.
The 2nd World Summit of Legislators, hosted by the Mexican Congress and organized by the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE), will bring together senior legislators from over 100 countries to politically test a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart. The legislators will debate the principles of what makes good climate legislation on mitigation, adaptation and forests/REDD+ as well as natural capitalaccounting.