Emergy Accounting

The 3rd International School on Emergy Accounting at Ca' Foscari University in Venice (May 21 - 25, 2018) brings together students and researchers from a variety of disciplines, including ecology, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science and engineering, economics, social and political sciences, with the aim of exploring the developments of Emergy science and its application to specific areas and issues.

Program contents

The analysis of human and environmental systems requires skills, tools, language and methodologies pertaining to the systemic aspects which characterize complex systems. Given the multitude of problems generated by the interaction between human activities and the environment, on both a local and global scale, it is clear there is an urgent need to apply a suitable and effective scientific approach to all decision-making processes which deal with complex technology-based and environmental systems, and, in general, with all actions emerging from the concept of Sustainability. Emergy Accounting provides a comprehensive integrated methodology that brings together scientific, environmental and socio-economic aspects of system analysis.

Details for the 2018 program will be available shortly.


Francesco Gonella, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
Sergio Ulgiati, Parthenope University (Naples, Italy)

Confirmed lecturers

Mark T. Brown, Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida (Gainsville, USA)
Sergio Ulgiati, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Parthenope University (Naples, Italy)


The program is designed for PhD students, Post-docs or junior researchers who have experience with methodologies in system analysis.

Registration and accomodation

The registration fee is €250 but some fellowships will be offered. The organization will provide participants with options for low-cost accommodation in Venice. All information concerning fee payment, important dates, fellowships and accommodation will be posted shortly.