AERE Statement on Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a professional organization representing environmental and natural resource economists, AERE is committed to facilitating an equitable and inclusive environment throughout the organization, at sponsored professional events and activities, and through its journals. This requires a culture in which all individuals are respected and are treated fairly regardless of factors such as age, sex, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, health condition, marital status, parental status, genetic information, physical appearance, political affiliation, professional status, personal connections, or socioeconomic background.

AERE’s leadership is committed to playing an active role in creating and maintaining an inclusive and professional climate that fosters open and constructive discussions and dialogue amongst all its members. It demonstrates its commitment to inclusivity in at least three ways:

  1. by seeking out diversity in the individuals represented and professional opinions expressed at our conferences and workshops, in our journals, and by our awards;
  2. by conducting a fair, open, and inclusive Board nominating process and seeking diversity in all elected and unelected leadership roles, including but not limited to AERE officers, board and committee members, conference organizers, and editors; and
  3. by maintaining a standing committee approved by the Board to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in its sponsored professional activities and duties.