Ecosystems, science-policy interface, Development, decision-making
Call for Manuscripts: "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales"
Excerpt:In the context of the conference RegioResources 21, a proposed special issue of the journal "Ecological Indicators" on "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales" was developed. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript for this issue are invited to send in their proposal until 31 January, 2014.
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.
Postgraduate Conference on New Actors and Institutions in Development and the Governance of the Environment
Excerpt:The Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle and the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University jointly organize a conference on actors and institutions in environmental governance. Submissions from various disciplines are welcome.
PhD Post on Climate and Development – Climate Resilience as Drivers of Sustainable Development and Green Growth
Excerpt:The successful candidate will work at the Climate risk management Unit for the research activity on climate compatible development and poverty reduction. The research project will be built around a set of case studies covering a diverse set of sectors in an integrated risk management and sustainable development approach. ...
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:The UFZ Leipzig Graduate School offers a HIGRADE Advanced Course on matters related to science policy interfaces and transdisciplinarity.
Excerpt:Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics (University of Göttingen). Both positions are available from August 2013 (exact timing somewhat flexible).
Excerpt:LIAISE researcher Tarja Söderman, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and colleagues presented a poster on the LIAISE Network at the ALTER-Net Conference 2013 "Science underpinning the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy", which was organized together with the European Commission to support the European Union’s Biodiversity Strategy. ...
Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development
Excerpt:This special symposium explores how the construction and utilization of scientific knowledge in policy making and its impact in the policy process itself can be better understood. ...
Excerpt:BONUS is calling for project proposals for two different collaborative projects within the scope of the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017 in order to strengthen scientific research capacity in the Baltic Sea Region.