Sustainable Development, Environmental governance, Energy Policy
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
Excerpt:The main objective of the conference is to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. The event also includes the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013.
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:On 20 September, the European Commission released a much-awaited policy framework for forestry that attempts to balance increasing demand for wood with sustainability goals, and bring more coherence into a fragmented policy area. ...
Excerpt:The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is looking to employ a person on a fixed-term employment contract between September 2013 and September 2016 for the post of a Senior Researcher. The position will be based in the Environmental Governance Studies Unit of the Environmental Policy Centre, located in the SYKE office in Joensuu.
Beyond the ‘Indicator Industry’: Use and Potential Influences of Sustainable Development Indicators in Finland and the EU
Excerpt:In order to assess progress towards sustainability, various indicators and indicator sets have been developed at multiple levels and sectors. The paper examines the use of sustainable development indicators in Finland and across the EU based on document analysis and interviews with indicator developers and expected end-users.
Excerpt:Scientific tools should play an essential role of providing the evidence base to assess the impacts of alternative policy options. To identify the contribution of research funding for impact assessment tool development, this paper analysed the variety of IA tools designed in projects funded by European Framework Programmes 6 and 7. ...
Scale in Environmental Governance: Power Reconfiguration, Democratic Legitimacy and Institutional (Mis-) Fit
Excerpt:The symposium on "Scale in Environmental Governance" aims to elaborate the wide range of perspectives from which scalar issues in environmental governance can be adressed. The event will take place from 7-8 March, 2013 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 October, 2012.
Excerpt:The overarching theme of the symposium is to analyze how the concept of transition ties in with the notion of sustainable development.