Land use, Environmental governance, agricultural economy
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.
Participatory Impact Assessment of Agricultural Practices Using the Land Use Functions Framework: Case Study From India
Excerpt:What do different stakeholders think of the changing trends in agricultural practices and related policies? Using the participatory impact assessment (PIA) method involving farmers, researchers and voluntary workers, the authors of this paper assess the impact of recent policy-driven farming practices.
Excerpt:In the book “Peri-urban futures: Scenarios and models for land use change in Europe” the challenges to governance and spatial planning for urban regions and for the urban fringe in particular are presented by means of six case studies in Europe and one in China.
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.
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. ...
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 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.
Excerpt:The 2nd Open Science Meeting of 2014 "Land Transformation: between global challenges and local realities", will take place from 19-21 March, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The call for session proposals is open until 5 January, 2013.
An Assessment of the Impact of Climate Adaptation Measures to Reduce Flood Risk on Ecosystem Services
Excerpt:The paper presents an integrative land use modelling approach to assess impacts of climate change adaptation measures that involve modification of land use and land use planning practices on the provision of various ecosystem goods and services for the European Union.