Land use, Developing Countries, evaluation, Policy appraisal
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:The 2nd European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum will take place from 9-10 April, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The upcoming event will be about the evaluation of sustainability transitions with a focus on innovation programmes and environmental policies and objectives.
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: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.
Excerpt:While considerable progress has been made in understanding land use change, land system science continues to face a number of grand challenges. The paper discusses these challenges with a focus on empirical land system studies, land system modelling and the analysis of future visions of land system change.
Excerpt:The Ecologic Institute has been commissioned to conduct an ongoing evaluation of LIAISE which will accompany the project over its course. The main focus of the evaluation is to provide timely feedback in order to induce critical reflexions during the course of the project. ...
Excerpt:The new book "Sustainable Developement, Evaluation and Policy-Making" edited by Anneke von Raggamby and Frieder Rubik contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making.