Innovation report, IA
Excerpt:The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) offers a new research position. The successful applicant will be involved in the research on climate change mitigation policies. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; first assessment of applications mid-February 2013.
Excerpt:The 5th issue of the LIAISE Innovation Report deals with transdisciplinarity. It reflects the fact that knowledge production is increasingly transgressing the (disciplinary) boundaries of science and is becoming more inter- and transdisciplinary. ...
Excerpt:This innovation report contains an article on "Ecosystem Services in Policy Assessment" by Katharina Helming, Katharina Diehl and Hubert Wiggering (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF). The authors analyse where exactly in the policy process ecosystem services can be taken into account. ...
Excerpt:LIAISE will hold its 3rd Annual Meeting in Bilbao, hosted by TECNALIA, from 14-16 March, 2012. A major new element in the LIAISE Annual Meeting in Bilbao is the outreach to external groups/projects that are relevant to LIAISE objective to build a community of IA researchers and practitioners that will continue beyond the period of project funding.
Excerpt:From 10-13 January, 2012 the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig hosted the first LIAISE Winter School on "Tools and Modelling for Impact Assessment". 18 participants from eleven different countries discussed on tool use, modelling approaches, policy assessment and sustainability.
Excerpt:This innovation report deals with the science-policy interface and the interactions going on at the interface. Drawing on writings from the rich body of literature of knowledge utilization studies in political science and in science and technology studies we look at the conditions of science-policy interaction. ...
Excerpt:In the latest issue of 'International Innovation', Jan Erik Wien, co-ordinator of the LIAISE Network of Excellence, discusses how work developing a shared toolbox is helping to bridge the gap between Impact Assessment and sustainability expertise, providing a platform for improving resource efficiency and attaining sustainable development. ...
Excerpt:From August to November 2011, Katharina Helming (ZALF, Müncheberg) is visiting professor at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research/Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS). ...
Presentation of Research Results from LIAISE WP2 "Science for IA tools and procedures" at the IAIA 2011 Conference
Excerpt:The recent research results of LIAISE WP2 "Science for IA tools and procedures" will be presented at the IAIA 2011 Conference. Aranka Podhora will present aspects of "Gender and diversity in policy impact assessment" in the session "Gender Impact Assessment: between benefits, betterment and betrayal".
Excerpt:The second issue of the LIAISE Innovation Report focuses on Impact Assessment Practice in Europe. It includes an article by Camilla Adelle (UEA) on 'User Needs in Impact Assessment' that summarizes the most comprehensive survey yet conducted of tool use and user needs in 17 European countries, which was done as part of the LIAISE project.