Sustainable Development, IA Tools, green growth, RIO+20, 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:In July and September 2013 the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FUB) conducted two one-day trainings on policy Impact Assessment (IA), particularly on methods for IA. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Excerpt:This paper by B. Manos, Th. Bournaris, Ch. Moulogianni and S. Arampatzis aims to provide a review of the IA tools applied for the assessment of the EU policies in agriculture and environment, to analyse and to classify them by different criteria according to the policy that they have been applied to and by the impacts that they have been measured.
Excerpt:The overarching theme of the symposium is to analyze how the concept of transition ties in with the notion of sustainable development.