science-policy interface, Scales, eco-system services
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.
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. ...
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.
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. ...
Excerpt:This year's Berlin Conference on "Evidence for Sustainable Development", held from 5-6 October, has been a great success. About 250 participants from more than 40 countries gathered at the Freie Universität Berlin to present their research and discuss the latest trends in research on evidence use in policy making. ...
The LIAISE Approach to Unite Researchers and Practitioners in a Community of Experts on Impact Assessment
Excerpt:The FP7 network of excellence LIAISE is designed to bridge the gaps between researchers with a strong orientation towards their (disciplinary) peers and practitioners who tend to focus on their policy domain and policy problems. A lively interaction between the different communities involved is essential. ...