Events & Calls
The Events & Calls section informs you about IA-related conferences and current calls for papers, tenders, proposals etc. It also announces workshops and other events for those interested in impact assessment.
Excerpt:The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) will host its 24th World Congress in 2014, entitled "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People, the Role of Forests". The focus of this congress will be to highlight how forest science is helping address significant environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world.
Excerpt:The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) invites you to submit session proposals for its international conference on climate engineering until 6 December, 2013. The Conference, which will take place in Berlin in August 2014, aims to discuss the technical, ethical, and social aspects of climate engineering.
Excerpt:The organizing committee of the 9th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis with the theme "Governance and Beyond: Knowledge, Technology and Communication in a Globalizing World" is calling for proposals for full, paper-based panels, roundtables, and individual papers. Submission deadline is 17 January, 2014.
Excerpt:On 1-3 July, 2014, the fifth global conference organized by the Earth System Governance Project will be held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. The theme of the conference is "Access and Allocation in the Anthropocene".
Excerpt:The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 28 June - 2 July, 2014. After Venice (1998), Monterey (2002), Kyoto (2006), and Montréal (2010), the profession will convene in this unique World Heritage city that straddles Europe and Asia.
IAMO Forum 2014: The Rise of the 'Emerging Economies': Towards Functioning Agricultural Markets and Trade Relations?
Excerpt:The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) invites you to submit your paper for the IAMO Forum 2014, which will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany, 25-27 June, 2014. Theme of the conference is “The rise of the 'emerging economies': Towards functioning agricultural markets and trade relations?”.
Excerpt:The GlobalFood Program at the University of Göttingen will organize the second Global Food Symposium on 25-26 April, 2014 in Göttingen, Germany. The aim of this Symposium is to discuss new research findings and policy challenges related to the global agri-food system transformation.
Excerpt:The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) invites you to submit your paper and/or poster for its conference "IAIA14: Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development" until 6 December, 2013. The Conference will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile, 8-11 April, 2014.
Excerpt:The 11th European IFSA Symposium will take place from 1-4 April, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Excerpt:The University of Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences, announces its 5th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference which will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in August 2014.
Excerpt:The call for abstracts for the "Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference" at the University of North Carolina is open. The conference will take place in March 2014.
Call for Manuscripts: "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales"
Excerpt:In the context of the conference RegioResources 21, a proposed special issue of the journal "Ecological Indicators" on "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales" was developed. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript for this issue are invited to send in their proposal until 31 January, 2014.
Excerpt:The STS Conference on "Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies" will take place in Graz, 5-6 May, 2014. Conference Themes include "Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems", "Challenges in Green Public Procurement (GPP) Research" and "Sustainable Food Systems". You are invited to submit your abstract until 31 January, 2014.
14th EADI General Conference "Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes"
Excerpt:The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) invites you to submit your abstract for the 14th EADI General Conference on "Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes". Deadline for abstract submission is 15 December, 2013.
Excerpt:The workshop will bring together advanced research teams and policy makers to review and discuss innovative methodological strategies to evaluate forest conservation policy instruments, such as protected areas, community forest management, payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, forest tenure reform, and regulatory enforcement.
Excerpt:This two-days conference addresses the question of how academics practice methods of comparison; as well, it seeks to generate an advanced understanding of the methods of comparison used by national governments and international institutions.
Evaluation of Soil Organic Matter Balance Methods as Practice-applicable Tools for Environmental Impact Assessment and Farm Management Support (SOMpatic)
Excerpt:An international workshop on the evaluation of soil organic matter balance methods (SOM balances) will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Giessen, Germany.
Excerpt:This is the 6th international conference after the successful and influential conferences in the Netherlands, USA, China, Brazil and India. The common objective is the design of more productive, economic, and sustainable food and energy production systems to meet the challenges of the growing global population.
Excerpt:The 2nd Global Risk Forum will be taking place in Davos, Switzerland in November 2013. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 16 June, 2013.
Excerpt:The main objective of the conference is to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. The event also includes the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013.
Excerpt:The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project organizes its 2nd International Conference on Urban Transitions and Transformations: Science, Synthesis and Policy in Taipei, Taiwan, 6-8 November, 2014. The call for session proposals is now open.
Excerpt:The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) is inviting applications for its 8th Climate Change Research Symposium for early-career scholars. The event will take place from 12-19 October, 2013 at the La Foret Conference Centre in Colorado Springs, CO.
Excerpt:The Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS is now launching the Call for Papers for the conference "Energy Systems in Transition: Inter- and Transdiciplinary Contributions", which will take place from 9-11 October, 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The deadline for submitting papers is 14 February, 2013.
Excerpt:Sustainability management and systems thinking include a broad variety of themes, discussed by different scientific communities by using a broad variety of terms. The autumn meeting 2013 on systemic sustainability management calls for abstracts which are able to connect both topics in a new and innovative way.
Excerpt:At the International Political Science Association's 23rd World Congress of Political Science, an open panel on "Comparative politics of ex ante evaluation" will be organized. The Call for papers is now open.