science-policy interface, Environment
Excerpt:The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 28 June - 2 July, 2014. After Venice (1998), Monterey (2002), Kyoto (2006), and Montréal (2010), the profession will convene in this unique World Heritage city that straddles Europe and Asia.
Excerpt:The organisers of the RCSL Congress 2013 "Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Epidemiology and Resistance", which will take place from 3-6 September, 2013 in Toulouse, France, are calling for papers to be submitted by 1 February, 2013.
Excerpt:The paper discusses the mainstreaming of ecosystem services into policy making which requires a framework that allows the transition of the scientific concept into the rationale of policy making. The autors hypothesize that the procedure of policy impact assessment is a suitable venue for this transition.
Excerpt:The UFZ Leipzig Graduate School offers a HIGRADE Advanced Course on matters related to science policy interfaces and transdisciplinarity.
Excerpt:LIAISE researcher Tarja Söderman, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and colleagues presented a poster on the LIAISE Network at the ALTER-Net Conference 2013 "Science underpinning the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy", which was organized together with the European Commission to support the European Union’s Biodiversity Strategy. ...
Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development
Excerpt:This special symposium explores how the construction and utilization of scientific knowledge in policy making and its impact in the policy process itself can be better understood. ...
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 OECD has just disclosed the results of two studies on impact assessments that have been conducted by the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at FU Berlin.
LIAISE Working Paper No.4: The LIAISE Approach for Co-designing Knowledge on Impact Assessment Tools
Excerpt:Impact Assessment (IA) intends to collect evidence on the likely impacts of new policies and thereby minimize unwanted side-effects and maximize the benefits to society. Although it is a requirement in the EC and all OECD countries, the scope and methods vary considerably. ...
Excerpt:STEP-WISE and STREAM projects are jointly organising their final conference on 3-4 December, 2012 in Brussels, presenting concrete instruments to facilitate the dialogue between researchers, politicians and research-users. ...