Sustainable Development, Land use, Agriculture, impact assessment, RIO+20, Environmental governance
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.
Excerpt:This course provides an overview of leading industry practice of SIA consistent with IAIA's International Principles for Social Impact Assessment. The course addresses current issues and topics that are relevant to the business of managing the social impacts of planned interventions.
Excerpt:The International Health Impact Assessment Consortium (IMPACT) will be running its comprehensive HIA Training Course on 17 June, and again later in the year on 11 November, 2013.
Excerpt:The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Halle (Saale), Germany is looking for a Senior Researcher or Post-Doc in Agricultural Development.
Excerpt:The Institute of Geography at the University of Bern is now inviting for applications to fill a PhD position in the research group "Urban and Regional Planning". The deadline for application is 20 May, 2013.
Excerpt:The Forest Ecology Group at ETH Zürich is seeking to appoint a PhD student to examine the impact of land use change and temperature increase on mountain landscapes.
33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA): "The Next Generation"
Excerpt:The conference theme embraces the impact of current global change now and in the coming decades and how impact assessment (IA) itself will evolve as a result. The "next generation" refers to both a new generation of practitioners and new approaches to IA practice internationally to address issues of global concern. ...
Excerpt:This paper examines the potential impact of agricultural and trade policy reform on land-use across the EU focussing particularly on the issue of land abandonment. It estimates the extent of change across Europe under removal of Pillar 1 support payments and trade liberalisation. ...
Excerpt:In this study, the authors analyse how three scenarios involving different levels of harmonisation of common agricultural policy (CAP) decoupled payments in the EU affect the distribution of farm income across regions and farm types. They use the farm type extension of the common agricultural policy impact (CAPRI) model. ...