Climate Change, Agriculture
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.
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 11th European IFSA Symposium will take place from 1-4 April, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Excerpt:The International Farming Systems Association IFSA announces its 2014 PhD Course. The course will be held in connection to the 11th IFSA Symposium and draw on the gathering of specialists and researchers within this field. ...
Excerpt:Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change have an opening for applied environmental and/or energy economists with strong research skills
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.
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:Talks must start urgently on allocating the world's remaining ‘carbon budget’ – the amount of greenhouse gas that can be emitted without triggering dangerous climate change – according to Lord Nicholas Stern. Without radical policies to cut emissions, humanity will use up its budget within 15 to 25 years, the leading climate economist has warned.
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:It is now 95% certain that humans have been the ‘dominant cause’ of the rise in temperatures since the 1950s, according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, was released by the Panel’s Working Group 1 on 27 September. ...