Biodiversity, impact assessment, economy, evaluation, Development aid, bioeconomics, Access and Benefit Sharing
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.
Assessing Planetary and Regional Nitrogen Boundaries Related to Food Security and Adverse Environmental Impacts
Excerpt:This paper describes the concept of -, governance interest in- and criticism on planetary boundaries, specifically with respect to the nitrogen (N) cycle. The authors suggest an holistic approach for an updated planetary N boundary. ...
Excerpt:Impact Assessment (IA) is increasingly used by the European Commission and Member States to assess the potential economic, social and environmental consequences of new policy initiatives. To support the IA process, the European research LIAISE project is developing a Toolbox.
Excerpt:The 15th Annual BIOECON Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security.
Excerpt:Soil biodiversity may be under threat to varying degrees in 56% of EU territory, according to new research from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), published on 3 September. Intensive agriculture is the biggest threat, followed by carbon loss, invasive species, erosion and contamination.
Excerpt:Bioversity International is offering a post-doc fellowship to provide technical support in planning, executing and monitoring of the new two-year Agriculture and Conservation initiative addressing the need for collaboration between conservation and agriculture agendas.
Participatory Impact Assessment of Agricultural Practices Using the Land Use Functions Framework: Case Study From India
Excerpt:What do different stakeholders think of the changing trends in agricultural practices and related policies? Using the participatory impact assessment (PIA) method involving farmers, researchers and voluntary workers, the authors of this paper assess the impact of recent policy-driven farming practices.
Excerpt:The European Commission's Joint Research Centre is looking for a senior researcher (15 years relevant experience, or PhD+10 years) for a 2 year grantholder position at its Ispra, Italy location to support the European Platform on Life Cycle Thinking/Assessment.
Excerpt:The paper discusses the mainstreaming of ecosystem services into policy making which requires a framework that allows the transition of the scientific concept into the rationale of policy making. The autors hypothesize that the procedure of policy impact assessment is a suitable venue for this transition.
Excerpt:This course provides an overview of leading industry practice of SIA consistent with IAIA's International Principles for Social Impact Assessment. The course addresses current issues and topics that are relevant to the business of managing the social impacts of planned interventions.