Land use, Agriculture, RIO+20, governance, Policy Assessment
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:The organisers of the panel "The Governance of Unsustainability" to be held at the 7th ECPR General Conference 2013 from 4-7 September, 2013 are calling for papers. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 February, 2013.
10th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics on "Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics"
Excerpt:The 10th conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) on "Ecologcial Economics and Instiutional Dynamics" will be held from 18-21 June, 2013 in Lille, France. A pre-conference workshop for Master and PhD students will be organized in Reims, France. In addition, a related policy event will be held in Brussels on 18 June.
Excerpt:The Global Water System Project and its International Project Office based in Bonn, Germany, is organizing an international conference on "Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System", to be held from 21-24 May, 2013 in Bonn, Germany.
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. ...
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. ...
An Integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP) - A Look Back and the Way Forward
Excerpt:This report describes the rationale and performance of the integrated Modelling Platform for Agroeconomic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP), hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville.
Excerpt:The group "Assessments and Scientific Policy Advice" (ASP) at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Berlin, Germany is seeking a highly talented and motivated PhD student interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment that explores uncharted, policy-relevant scientific territory. ...