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 seminar on Scientific Support to EU Decision-Making, which is commonly organized by the European Commision’s Joint Research Centre and Eurostat, will take place from 17-18 September, 2012 in Ispra, Italy. The seminar will mainly deal with the use of data, indicators, models and measurement tools for policy purposes.
Excerpt:The the 2012 Berlin Forum on Innovation in Governance is devoted to the theme "Shaping innovation in governance? Inducements, opportunities and limitations for engaging with governance in the making". Paper proposals can be submitted until 20 January, 2012. ...
BSA Climate Change Study Group Event: Methodological and Conceptual Approaches for Researching Climate Change at Different Societal Scales
Excerpt:The seminar aims to reflect upon the methodological and/or conceptual challenges that sociological research on climate change at different societal scales poses (e.g. household, local, regional or national), and the ways in which researchers have innovated methodological tools and/or conceptual approaches to address these challenges.
Excerpt:The German Institute of Urban Affairs is organising a Seminar on the topic "Management Sustainable Urban Development - From Vision to Implementation" on 12-13 March, 2012 in Berlin. ...
Excerpt:Event No. 3 of the ESRC Research Seminar Series ─ The Governance of Eco-City Innovation, will be held on Friday, 10 February, 2012, at the University of Westminster, London on the topic: "Eco-city politics: national policy, local leadership, public accountability". Early career researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts.
Excerpt:The European Institute of Public Administration is offering a seminar on evidence and decision-making for policy purposes. The seminar targets officials and experts from ministries, central agencies and authorities involved in evidence-based decision-making.
Public Lecture: Steering the Transition from the Industrial to Ecological Age: Practical Strategies and Policies to Try to Mitigate Economic and Resource Constraint Dangers
Excerpt:Peter Head, Chair of the Institute for Sustainability (London) and Executive Chair of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, will present his analysis of how 9 billion people could live sustainably on the planet in 2050 and the feedback from presenting this in 30 countries.
Excerpt:You are invited to join a webinar launching a new Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects, taking place on 22 November, 2011, from 15:30-17:00 Central European Time.
Excerpt:As part of the International Water Week in Amsterdam, STREAM Project convenes a policy seminar on urban water management. The objective of this seminar is to show the currentstate of both the European policy and research efforts on urban water management as well as the best practices and challenges for practical implementation. ...
Excerpt:IASS Potsdam organizes a Public Lectures Series under the title "A Different Kind of Development? Perspectives from Latin America". ...
Excerpt:Innovation can occur from integration – the recombination of existing knowledge in new ways. The second event in this ESRC Research Seminar series brings together researchers and practitioners to reflect on integration in contemporary international eco-city developments. ...
Excerpt:As part of the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Policy Research Centre Berlin, a panel discussion on the role of cities in climate policy will take place on 7 October, 2011. ...
Excerpt:The Global Environments Summer Academy 2011 (GESA 2011) is a part of the Munich International Summer Schools and will be held from 2-26 August, 2011. The Rachel Carson Center and the Global Diversity Foundation will host this Summer Academy.
Excerpt:The seminar will critically examine a range of issues and questions related to the opportunities and challenges of creating Green employment, through a multi-disciplinary perspective. The focus on small states is relevant as these are presented with specific challenges in this respect, such as vulnerability, small local markets, or insularity. ...
Excerpt:Booking is now open for the first in a new ESRC-funded seminar series on "Sustainability Transitions", which aims to explore sustainability transitions (projected processes of social change to sustainable patterns of production and consumption) from explicitly social, political and economic perspectives.
Research Colloquium: Collaborative Watershed Management in a Federal System: Institutions and Participation in the United States
Excerpt:In the FOKO Research colloquium, Tom Koontz, School of Environment & Natural Resources, University of Ohio, will give a talk on "Collaborative Watershed Management in a Federal System: Institutions and Participation in the United States".
Excerpt:This seminar will bring together representatives from relevant ministries and international organisations as well as researchers and members of the private sector, providing them with an opportunity for high level and interdisciplinary exchanges on the meaning of "green growth" and on the problems that emerge in its implementation in public policy.
Excerpt:Former U.S. Congressman Phil Sharp, President of Resources for the Future, will provide a perspective on American state and federal climate policies and on developments in U.S. energy markets which will impact greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Excerpt:To what extent can renewable energy sources contribute to mitigating climate change? In response to this question the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presents the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). ...
Excerpt:The newly founded journal "International Review of Social Research", edited by the University of Bucharest, seeks manuscripts for a special issue on Environmental Sociology. ...
Excerpt:On 13 May, 2011, the European Project on Ocean Acidification, EPOCA, is organising an information event. There will be two sessions: The morning session is dedicated to policymakers and stakeholders. The afternoon session is open to the public.
Excerpt:Dirk Wascher, FU Berlin, is going to present the project SUSMETRO, offering a set of tools and interactive processes for assessing the impacts of spatial planning with regard to the self-supportive capacities of a region (ecological footprint) in terms of food, recreation and nature conservation.
British-German Workshop on Landscape Governance: Towards 'The Big Environmental Society'? - A Trans-disciplinary Symposium
Excerpt:This British-German symposium provides the opportunity to discuss future developments in the field of nature conservation and ecosystem service management. It will create the opportunity for consideration of the role of political and cultural context and for encouraging critical debate on governance models and the underlying models of legitimacy.
Seminar on Methodological and Conceptual Approaches for Researching Climate Change at Different Societal Scales
Excerpt:Abstracts are invited for paper or poster contributions to the BSA Climate Change Study Group seminar on "Methodological and conceptual approaches for researching climate change at different societal scales" in March 2012. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 25 November, 2011. ...
Excerpt:This seminar seeks to examine where and how resources need to be secured and which public strategy can promote an effective low carbon economy. It will address the question what role the government can play in promoting growth in green sectors. Also, the links between the British Government’s Work Programme, BIS, DECC and others will be identified.