science-policy interface, Development, Scales
Excerpt:The 15th Annual BIOECON Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security.
Excerpt:The organisers of the "IUFRO 2013 Joint Conference - Future Directions of Small-scale and Community-based Forestry" are now calling for papers. The event is a joint conference of IUFRO 3.08 Research Group "Small-scale Forestry" and the IUFRO 6.08 Research Group "Gender and Forestry", which will take place from 8-12 September, 2013.
PhD Post on Climate and Development – Climate Resilience as Drivers of Sustainable Development and Green Growth
Excerpt:The successful candidate will work at the Climate risk management Unit for the research activity on climate compatible development and poverty reduction. The research project will be built around a set of case studies covering a diverse set of sectors in an integrated risk management and sustainable development approach. ...
Excerpt:The UFZ Leipzig Graduate School offers a HIGRADE Advanced Course on matters related to science policy interfaces and transdisciplinarity.
Excerpt:Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics (University of Göttingen). Both positions are available from August 2013 (exact timing somewhat flexible).
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. ...
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 UrbanFood (Plus) Network West Africa/ Germany announces 20 PhD and Post-doc positions at the Universities of Kassel, Bochum, Göttingen and Freiburg to be filled by February 2013.
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. ...