- Geographical focus : European Union
Excerpt:This thematic issue of Environmental Modelling and Software focuses on modelling systemic change in coupled socio-environmental systems, with an emphasis on how model design is (or should be) aimed at representing the processes and consequences of systemic changes, and how such changes may be governed. ...
Excerpt:The overarching theme of the symposium is to analyze how the concept of transition ties in with the notion of sustainable development.
Excerpt:The Tokyo Conference on Earth System Governance will be held from 28-31 January, 2013 at the United Nations University (UNU) Conference Center at the UNU headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. The conference will cover themes such as the Architecture of Earth System Governance in the 21st century and Nuclear Safety and Post-disaster Governance.
LIAISE Working Paper No.5: Policy-relevant Assessment Method of Socio-Economic Impacts of Floods: An Italian Case
Excerpt:This paper estimates the direct and indirect socio-economic impacts of the 2000 flood that took place in the Po river basin, Italy, using a combination of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and Spatial and Multi-Criteria Analysis. A risk map for the whole basin is generated as a function of hazard, exposure and vulnerability. ...
Excerpt:Researchers in the Tyndall Centre at University of East Anglia have just produced the first comparative analysis of policy dismantling in different policy fields.
Excerpt:Last year governments in developed nations delayed or scaled back planned actions to reduce CO2 emissions, as the economic situation caused a “difficult environment in which to advance legislation on climate change”, the 3rd GLOBE Climate Legislation Study has found.
Excerpt:Reforms agreed in late December should secure the financial stability of the UN’s Environment Programme (UNEP) and could give it and the world’s environment ministers greater influence in international policymaking.
Excerpt:The OECD has just disclosed the results of two studies on impact assessments that have been conducted by the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at FU Berlin.
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. ...