Excerpt:The book 'Sustainability Assessment: Pluralism, Practice and Progress', edited by Alan Bond, Angus Morrison-Saunders and Richard Howitt deals with the current state-of-the art in relation to Sustainability Assessment theory and practice, and considers the pluralistic nature of the tool and the implications for achieving sustainable decision-making.
Excerpt:Paper proposals are invited for the 2012 Berlin Conference on "Evidence for Sustainable Development", which is jointly organised by the Environmental Policy Research Centre at FU Berlin and the LIAISE Network of Excellence. ...
Excerpt:The programme of the 2012 Berlin Conference on "Evidence for Sustainable Development" is now online! Keynote speakers include Jacqueline McGlade (European Environment Agency) and Uwe Schneidewind (Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy).
Excerpt:This public workshop presents and discusses the main findings of the project "Impact of Citizen Participation on Decision Making in a Knowledge Intensive Policy Field" (CIT-PART) which is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme under Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. ...
Excerpt:Applications for funded places on a small, research-driven workshop examining the utilization of ecosystem knowledge in decision-making can be submitted until 12 April, 2012. The overall aim of the workshop is to better understand the uptake and influence of ecosystem knowledge in public, private and third sector decision making.
LIAISE Session on "Does Evidence Help to Promote Transparency and Accountability?" at the 2012 Earth System Governance Conference
Excerpt:LIAISE organised a panel at this year's Earth System Governance Conference, which was held from 18-20 April in Lund, Sweden under the heading "Towards a Just and Legitimate Earth System Governance – Addressing Inequalities". ...
Advanced Course: Decision Support Systems for the Development and Environmental Management of Rural Areas
Excerpt:In this course participants will be introduced to ways in which decisions can be made in a more informed and structured manner as a prelude to more detailed understanding of the components of DSS and their integration and application. ...
Excerpt:At the Leuphana Sustainability Summit, which will be held in Lüneburg, Germany, from 29 February - 2 March, 2012, LIAISE organises a special session and a workshop. ...
Excerpt:The European Institute of Public Administration is offering a seminar on evidence and decision-making for policy purposes. The seminar targets officials and experts from ministries, central agencies and authorities involved in evidence-based decision-making.
Excerpt:Researchers at the Universities of East Anglia, Aberystwyth and Exeter have been awarded funding by the ‘Valuing Nature Network’ (VNN) to develop a transdisciplinary VNN hub to investigate how values obtained from natural, social and economic sciences can best be integrated into governance to improve decision-making and implementation. ...