• 06.02.2019


    International conference on Sustainability Research and Transformation

    30 June 2018: Abstract submission deadline!

    In her seminal essay  “Leverage Points Places to intervene in a system”, Donnella Meadows highlights a series of leverage points—places in complex systems where a small shift may lead to fundamental changes in the system as a whole— for sustainability transformations.

    This major international conference inspired by Donnella Meadows seminal essay seeks to explore the deep leverage points that can lead to sustainability transformations.  


    The conference will be premised on three principles:

    1. The importance of searching for places where interventions can lead to transformative change.
    2. Open inquiry, exchange and co-learning across multiple theoretical, methodological and empirical research approaches focused on sustainability science and transformative change.
    3. The need to reflection on modes of research and processes of change in leverage point and sustainability transformation related research.


    And revolve around  a number of core themes :

    1. Re-structuring institutions for transformative change
    2. Re-connecting people and nature as a deep leverage point
    3. Re-thinking how we know and act in relation to sustainability transformations
    4. Systems thinking and complexity as tools for transformation
    5. Transformative research practices in sustainability science


    In the spirit of Meadows’ work there will also be emergent themes dictated by inspiring research that falls outside the confines of the themes outlined above.

  • 07.11.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Our Future Water: Young Water Leaders Event 2018

    This is Our Future Water: Young Water Leaders’ first global event that brings current leaders and future leaders together to build a water-secure world.
    Our Future Water Invites all current leaders and future leaders to attend and achieve water security for today’s and future generations.

    The Our Future Water: Young Water Leaders Berlin Event, moderated by Karin Helmstaedt, TV host and presenter on Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, has an array of 18 confirmed interdisciplinary speakers from Europe and around the world addressing how we can achieve water security.

    With extensive networking opportunities throughout the day, enhance your knowledge, make new contacts, and be part of the future of water management.


    Our Future Water is a Partner Institution of the BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK. The BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to inspire a deeper understanding of our world. The Berlin Science Week fosters interdisciplinary exchange and encourages fellow participants to connect and learn from each other.

  • 17.10.2018


    ForschungsVerbund Erneuerbare Energien (FVEE) Jahrestagung 2018 - Die Energiewende - smart und digital

    Der schnell voranschreitende Digitalisierugs- und Automatisierungsprozess wird ein wichtiger Wegbegleiter für die Transformation unseres Energiesystems und kann richtig eingesetzt zu einer Beschleunigung, sowie zu mehr Effizienz und weniger Kosten für die Energiewende führen.
    Die wissenschaftlichen Tagungsleiter Prof. Dr. Kurt Rohrig (Fraunhofer IEE) und Prof. Dr. Carsten Agert (DLR) laden herzlich zu der FVEE-Jahrestagung 2018 ein, auf der Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen zeigen, wie Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien den Transformationsprozess unterstützen können, um die Zielrichtung Ökölogie, Ökonomie und soziale Nachhaltigkeit gleichgewichtig umzusetzen.
    Der FVEE ist eine bundesweite Kooperation von Forschungsinstituten. Die Mitglieder erforschen und entwickeln unter anderem Technologien für erneuerbare Energien, Energieeffizienz und Energiespeicherung. Ziel ist die Transformierung der Energieversorgung zu einem nachhaltigen Energiesystem.
  • 15.10.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Conference on “The SDGs and the Future of Europe"

    Adopted in 2015 by all 193 UN Member States, the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs set quantitative targets for 2030 covering economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The European Union and its member states have committed to these Goals but have not taken bold actions needed for their achievement, like the alignment of both their strategies and budgets with the SDGs. The upcoming elections to the European Parliament in 2019, the next Multiannual Financial Framework covering the decisive years 2021-2027, and the formation of the next EU Commission are the EU’s last opportunity to lay the ground for a sustainable future in Europe.
    To address this important moment in time, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are organizing a conference that will explore ways of making the SDGs an integral part of the political agenda in the EU in alignment with these upcoming high-level events.

    Membership of both networks, as well as experts from academia and politics, are invited to attend in order to promote exchange and develop concrete initiatives that will steer the European Union towards implementation and achievement of the SDGs.  Featuring dialogue, plenary and breakout sessions, the conference is supposed to be a kick-off event and aims to incentivize further joint activities of the membership of ENoP and SDSN in Europe.

  • 11.10.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    EEAC Annual Conference 2018: Towards a sustainable Europe in 2030

    The realization of an ambitious and global sustainability transformation for the people, planet and prosperity with peace and partnership requires global action across all countries and policy areas. The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils unite the forces of academia, civil society as well as private sector and public bodies to strive for a Sustainable Europe in the very spirit of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    To implement this Agenda and Agreement a sustainability transformation is required. The European Union and its member states will have to fundamentally change many policy areas. The EEAC recommends focusing on key lock-ins that have proven difficult to change but hold significant potential to shift towards sustainable development.

    The 26th EEAC Annual Conference will be dedicated to identifying some of these key leverages and to explore new ideas about how to push them.

    The diversity of EEAC’s scientific and stakeholder councils will meet in Berlin on 11 October 2018 and deliberate with high-level experts from academia, society and politics.

    During the conference, three breakout groups will serve substantial debates on such topics as:

    1) the institutional foundations for transformative governance in Europe

    2) sustainable finance as a transformative lever for European Policy

    3) the radical changes, potentials and risks of digitalization for a Sustainable Europe


  • 08.10.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    TERENO - International Conference 2018

    Registration open now!


    Global changes have lead to numerous environmental changes, such as alterations in climate, land productivity, water resources, atmospheric chemistry, and ecological systems. Finding solutions to the impact of global change is one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.

    TERENO is embarking on new paths with an interdisciplinary and long-term research programme involving six Helmholtz Association Centers and spans an Earth observation network across Germany that extends from the North German lowlands to the Bavarian Alps.

    The 2nd international TERENO conference is intended to provide a platform for young scientists and international experts and highlights the main facets of TERENO research. The conference will offer a mix of oral and poster presentations and keynote lectures reflecting on current topics in Earth System Science. In addition, the conference is a place to meet and discuss with TERENO scientists and colleagues from around the world and offers excellent opportunity for formal and informal networking.

    Among the most recent TERENO-supported national and international networking activities, which will be presented in Berlin in detail, are eLTER – the emerging European Integrated eLTER Europe Research Infrastructure, and the new German joint research facility MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth System. 

    Scientists from all disciplines of Earth and Environmental Sciences are cordially invited to attend the conference.

  • 24.09.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Energy Scenarios – Construction, Assessment, and Impact

    15 January 2018: Deadline for contributions!

    The international conference, organized by the Helmholtz Research School on Energy Scenarios, aims at presenting the current state of research on energy scenarios as well as at reflecting fields of promising further research.

    Contributions can be submitted referring to one of the following four topics:

    • Construction of energy scenarios
    • Assessment of energy scenarios
    • Impact of energy scenarios
    • Cross-cutting issues

    The conference brings together junior and senior scientists from different academic disciplines and countries with practitioners in politics, the private sector and other fields dealing with energy scenarios.

  • 19.09.2018


    Agenda-Konferenz der Sozial-ökologischen Forschung in Kassel

    Sozial-ökologische Forschung gilt aufgrund ihrer Komplexität als ,,lernender" Förderschwerpunkt und wird in einem Agenda-Prozess partizipativ weiter entwickelt. In der diesjährigen Agenda-Konferenz liegt der Fokus auf der Erarbeitung zukünftiger Forschungsthemen und Forschungsfragen, sowie auf der methodischen Ausrichtung im Bereich der gesellschaftsbezogenen Nachhaltigkeitsforschung.

    Wie im letzten Agenda-Prozess 2011/12 wurden solche Forschungsthemen in einem Fachgespräch, das im letzten Jahr stattfand, entwickelt.

    Eine noch offene Liste von Themenpapieren die bereits erarbeitet wurde, wird im Juni im Rahmen einer an Fachleute aus Wissenschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Anwendungspraxis gerichtete Online-Konsultation zur Diskussion gestellt.

    Die Diskussion auf der Agenda-Konferenz der Sozial-ökologischen Forschung am 19. und 20. September 2018 wird auf der Basis der Online-Konsultation fortgesetzt.

  • 19.09.2018


    KIT Climate Lecture 2018 - What if Paris Fails?

    According to the Paris Agreement holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels is crucial to keep the drastic consequences of climate change at bay.
    But what happens if CO2 emissions do not decrease rapidly? -Climate change will become a resource problem, with resources like health, water and land becoming scarce, leading to human struggle and conflict.
    This problem will be adressed and discussed by Prof. Thomas Stocker during the  2018 KIT Climate Lecture: What if Paris fails?
    The programm will also include a Welcome by Prof. Frank Schilling (Scientific Spokesman KIT Climate and Environment Center) and Prof. Christoph Kottmeier (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Head of Department Troposphere Research)
  • 14.09.2018


    Leibniz Conference on Sustainable Development Goals

    Registration open now!

    With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the world community has set the agenda for taking on the world’s most pressing challenges, including ending poverty and ensuring prosperity for the growing world population while respecting planetary boundaries. The research community contributes to the agenda by reflecting on the concept of sustainable development and by improving the evidence base of the complex processes and challenges to be addressed and playing a critical role in building the individual, organizational and institutional capacities globally for working towards SDG fulfillment.

    The particular objective is to present and discuss key findings from basic and application oriented research that are relevant for solutions towards specific SDGs and the nexus between them.

    Questions that the conference will focus on are:

    • how do researchers translate grand societal challenges into research agendas?
    • What is the implication for the conduct of research in responsible science to acknowledge the complexity of problems and contributions to societal transformation?
    • And how do researchers cooperate across disciplines and how do they engage with civil society and policy sectors to co-create the knowledge required for transformative actions towards sustainable development?

    The conference addresses researchers and administrative heads, policy makers, further stakeholders (e.g. NGOs) and citizens and should serve as an opportunity for transdisciplinary exchange.


  • 13.09.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Systematizing and upscaling urban solutions for climate change mitigation

    10 May 2018: Deadline for abstract submission!

    Research on urban solutions for climate change mitigation suffer from two shortcomings. First, results are often difficult to compare as every city is different. Second, efforts are becoming increasingly interdisciplinary but still lack the complete skill set and data foundations to set consistent quantitative foundations of urban climate solutions at different scales.

    This international conference aims to bring researchers together who want to bridge empirical and theoretical gaps and upscale urban solutions for climate change mitigation.

    It calls for contributions on several intertwined fronts, including infrastructures, behavior, technology, big data, well-being, governance and transition studies (interdisciplinary teams especially welcome). Especially welcome are papers that demonstrate the feasibility to upscale urban climate solutions beyond individual cities, identifying archetypes and typologies of urban solutions. 

    Contributors are encouraged to submit high quality contributions to a focus issue in Environmental Research Letters with identical title: “Systematizing and upscaling urban solutions for climate change mitigation”.

  • 10.09.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    15th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium

    Registration open now!

    Earth's polar regions feature cold-climate environments characterized by unique landscapes, biota, and processes. Many of these features and dynamics are Cryosphere-driven and either are already subject to or have the potential for fundamental and rapid changes in a warming world. Earth observation technologies provide crucial tools to understand and quantify these changes.

    This symposium deals specifically with remote sensing applications in the polar environments, both Arctic and Antarctic.

    The theme of the 15th ICRSS in Potsdam, Germany, is "Polar Regions in Transformation - Climatic Change and Anthropogenic Pressures."

    The symposium will be of interest to scientists, scholars, and industry and government professionals involved in studying and quantifying Arctic and Antarctic Change, renewable and non-renewable resource management, and development of new technologies and methods targeting remote sensing observations of polar environments. The symposium will provide a platform for the exchange of current applied research and best practices, the presentation of new technology and further innovation, and the advancement of international co-operation in the circumpolar regions of the world.


  • 06.09.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Forum Citizen Science 2018

    Die Citizen Science Plattform "Bürger schaffen Wissen" lädt gemeinsam mit der Senckenberg-Gesellschaft für Naturforschung  zum diesjährigen Forum Citizen Science vom 6.-7. September 2018 in Frankfurt am Main ein.
    Das Forum Citizen Science bietet alljährlich der Citizen-Science-Community eine Plattform für Diskussion, Erfahrungsaustausch und Vernetzung. Vertreter und Vertreterinnen aus Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik gestalten hier gemeinsam die Zukunft der Bürgerforschung in Deutschland.
    Das Programm beginnt mit Keynotes von Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina Schäfer (Technische Universität Berlin, Zentrum für Technik und Gesellschaft) und Dr. Matthias Nuss (Senckenberg Museum für Tierkunde Dresden) und geht dann weiter mit Projektvorstellungen, Workshops zu verschiedenen Themen, einer öffentlichen Podiumsdiskussion und einem Panel.
    Das Programm im Detail:

    Donnerstag, 6.09.:

    I. Projektvorstellung I

    II. Workshop: Bürgerwissenschaft auf Augenhöhe - Transdisziplinäre Citizen Science
    Katharina Schleicher (Zentrum für Transformationsforschung und Nachhaltigkeit, Bergische Universität Wuppertal), Emilia Nagy (Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft, TU Berlin), Miriam Venn (Utopiastadt), Alice Rzezonka (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

    III. Workshop: Re-Use vs. Redundanz - Aussichten und Rahmenbedingungen für die Wiederverwendung von Software in bürgerwissenschaftlichen Projekten
    Ulrike Sturm (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) & Dr. Friederike Klan (DLR, Institut für Datenwissenschaften)

    Abends: Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion zu Citizen Science, veranstaltet von der Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.


    Freitag, 7.09.:

    I. Projektvorstellung II

    II. Workshop: Kommunikationsstrategien für Citizen Science Projekte
    Rebecca Winkels (Wissenschaft im Dialog) & Johanna Barnbeck

    III. Workshop: Bürger schaffen Wissen - nächste Schritte in der Strategieentwicklung
    David Ziegler (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) & Katja Machill (Wissenschaft im Dialog)

    IV. Panel: Citizen Science und Bildung

    V. Workshop: Citizen Science with Cultural Probes? - Kreative Methodenentwicklung am Beispiel des Projekts Repara/kul/tur
    Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Dr. Sabine Hielscher, Magdalena Meißner (Technische Universität Berlin)

    VI. Workshop: Chancen und Risiken digitaler Citizen Science

    • Datenschutz von Citizen Science Plattformen
      Philipp J. Hummer (Spotteron)
    • Smart Citizens - Chancen und Risiken mobiler Apps für Citizen Science und Bürgerbeteiligung?
      Dr. Tobias Siebenlist & Dr. Agnes Mainka (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  • 03.09.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Ocean Deoxygenation Conference

    31 March 2018:  Abstract submission deadline!

    The distribution of oxygen in the ocean is controlled by physical, biogeochemical and biological processes. Both the supply and consumption of oxygen are sensitive to climate change in ways that are not fully understood. Recent observations suggest that the oxygen content of the ocean is declining (ocean deoxygenation) and that oxygen minimum zones and coastal hypoxia sites are expanding with tremendous effects on the ocean’s ecosystems and living organisms.

    This conference will focus on the past, present and future state of oxygen
    in the ocean on global, regional and local scales. Moreover, it will analyse mechanisms and feedbacks critical to identify natural and anthropogenic causes of oxygen variability and determine impacts on biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems. 

    Conference sessions will cover the following topics:

    • Prediction and Monitoring
    • Ecosystems Impacts
    • Ventilation and Oxygen Supply
    • Microbial Communities and their Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles in Oxygen Minimum Zones
    • Major Upwelling Systems
    • Physiological Effects of Oxygen and Interactions with Multiple Stressors
    • Impacts on Fisheries / Socioeconomics
    • Coastal Systems: From Understanding to Management
    • Ocean Deoxygenation - how the Past can Inform the Future
    • Biogeochemical Cycles: Feedbacks and Interactions

    On Tuesday there will be an Evening Event especially for Early Career Scientists.

  • 24.07.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    InterCarto-InterGIS 24: Geoinformation and Sustainable Development

    12 March 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    The topic of the 24th interdisciplinary InterCarto Conference is Geoinformation and Sustainable Development. The UN international programs (IPBES, SDGs, Agenda 2030,  IPCC, ISDR, HABITAT etc.) as well as UN Development Group Strategic Plans (e.g. UN SP on Forests) and the relevant directives of the European Union and other bi- / multi-national treaties including norms, standards and cross programs-policies provide a thematic framework, which this year’s conference focuses on mainly with regard to Nature Conservation, Biological Diversity, Landscape Protection, Risk and Resilience.

    The conference is organized by CODATA-Germany the German National Committee for CODATA, Committee on Data for Science and Technology of the International Council for Science (ICSU) in cooperation with Bundesanstalt für Naturschutz Bonn, International Cartographic Association
    Commission on GI & Sustainability, DGfK e.V. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie und Geomatik, and GI German Informatics SocietyTC Environmental Informatics.

  • 17.07.2018


    SISI-Symposium 2018 - „Nachhaltigkeit in der Wissenschaft"

    Vor fünf Jahren fand das erste SISI-Symposium des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung statt. Wissenschaftler, Verwaltungsmitarbeiter, Institutsleiter und Studierende diskutierten über „Nachhaltigkeit in der Wissenschaft" und setzen dies seitdem in Forschungs- und Praxisprojekten um.

    Fünf Jahre nach dem ersten SISI-Symposium ist die Zeit reif für eine kritisch-konstruktive Auseinandersetzung:

    • mit den Ergebnissen des bisherigen Prozesses „Nachhaltigkeit in der Wissenschaft"
    • mit Fragen, die in der Auseinandersetzung und der konkreten Umsetzung entstanden sind
    • über Bewertungs- und Belohnungssysteme, die nachhaltiges Forschen ermöglichen und Anreize dafür bieten
    • über sinnvolle Kooperationen und künftige Akteurskonstellationen
    • und einmal wieder mit der Grundsatzfrage: Wo beginnt und wo endet die Verantwortung der Wissenschaft insgesamt und des Einzelnen.

    Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) laden nun zum 4. Symposium „Nachhaltigkeit in der Wissenschaft" am 17.07.2018 in München ein.

    Das SISI-Symposium ist Teil der BNE-Tour 2018, die im Rahmen des Nationalen Aktionsplans Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung stattfindet, um dessen Umsetzung gemeinsam mit den Stakeholdern voranzutreiben.


  • 04.07.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    CAU Kiel Ringvorlesung - Aquakultur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Welternährung und Nachhaltigkeit

    Die Aquakultur boomt durch global steigender Nachfrage nach Fisch- und Meeresfrüchtenprodukten und dem gleichzeitigen Rückgang von Wildbeständen aufgrund von Überfischung. Dabei hat die Intensivierung der Aquakulturen in den letzten Jahrzenten oft negative Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt mit sich gebracht. Kann Aquakultur also wirklich eine Antwort auf Überfischung und Ernährungssicherheit sein?
    Dazu wird aktuell bei der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Forschung betrieben. Neue Ergebnisse zeigen, dass der Grundsatz der Nachhaltigkeit auch in Aquakulturen umsetzbar ist.
    In der Ringvorlesung „Aquakultur im Spannungsfeld zwischen Welternährung und Nachhaltigkeit“ präsentieren Forschende verschiedener Fakultäten der Universität Kiel sowie nationale und internationale Expertinnen und Experten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und die daraus resultierenden Entwicklungen und Perspektiven.
    Die Ringvorlesung richtet sich gleichermaßen an Studierende, die Öffentlichkeit sowie Interessierte aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, die etwas über die komplexen Zusammenhänge nachhaltiger Aquakulturen erfahren wollen. Die öffentliche Ringvorlesung ist Teil des Semesterthemas „Nachhaltige Aquakultur“ des Exzellenzclusters „Future Ocean“. In diesem Rahmen finden während des Sommersemesters 2018 verschiedene Aktivitäten für ein breites Publikum zum Thema statt. Der Eintritt ist frei.
  • 02.07.2018


    Abschlussveranstaltung NaWiKo: "Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften erforschen - mit und für die Gesellschaft"

    Wie können wir als Gesellschaft dazu beitragen, mit unseren täglichen Entscheidungen unser Wirtschaftsmodell zukunftsfähiger zu gestalten? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt der BMBF-Förderlinie „Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften“, die vielen gesellschaftlichen Akteuren ermöglicht, sich an Forschung und Innovation zu beteiligen.

    Im Rahmen des übergeordneten Projektes Wissenschaftliche Koordination der Fördermaßnahme Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften“ erprobte die zivilgesellschaftliche Plattform Forschungswende, wie der gesellschaftliche Diskurs und Transfer bereits im Forschungsverlauf gestaltet werden kann.

    zum Abschluss der Fördermaßnahme wird über folgende Themen diskutieren:

    -Wie sind Forschung und Innovation für ein Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften politisch und gesellschaftlich eingebettet?

    -Wie lassen sich Chancen weiterentwickeln und Hindernisse überwinden?

    -Wie werden die Praxispartner in die Forschungsprojekte eingebunden?

    Und was für eine erfolgreiche Weiterentwicklung der Fördermaßnahme braucht es?


    Die Veranstaltung wird vom Bundesministerium für Forschung und Bildung gefördert.

  • 28.06.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy

    31 March: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    Despite the undisputed progress in better understanding the sharing economy by mapping and systematizing different application areas, market orientations or types of consumption there is still a long way to go before we can close the gap between practical and theoretical development in the sharing economy. Hence, our aim is to bring together research and researchers from a wide variety of theoretical backgrounds and disciplines to encourage academic discourse on theorizing the sharing economy phenomenon by addressing the following questions:

    • How can existing theories and disciplines inform research in the sharing economy to better understand the practical phenomenon?
    • How can practical development in the sharing economy stimulate existing theories and trigger theory development?
    • How can contributions from different disciplines contribute to develop a holistic picture of the sharing economy?

    Invite are project and paper contributions that are grounded in different disciplines and theoretical perspectives, including organization theory, strategic management, information systems, political science, sociology, cultural studies, psychology, legal studies, economic geography, business history and others.

    The workshop is for academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and everyone else who is interested in research on the sharing economy.

  • 25.06.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung

    22 April 2018: Deadline für Abstracts!

    Das DLR Raumfahrtmanagement lädt zum Symposium „Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung“ ein. Das Symposium soll Entwicklern und Anbietern aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft sowie Anwendern der Satellitenerdbeobachtung als Dialogplattform dienen, Vernetzungen ermöglichen und den Wissenstransfer intensivieren. Forschungseinrichtungen und Unternehmen sind eingeladen, neueste Ergebnisse ihrer Arbeiten zu präsentieren und zu diskutieren.

    Geplante Themenschwerpunkte des Symposiums sind:

    • Neue Anwendungen nationaler Missionen sowie der Sentinel-Satelliten;
    • Satellitenfernerkundung von Landoberfläche und Gewässern sowie Atmosphäre und Klima;
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) und internationale Initiativen;
    • Downstream-Business-Entwicklungen;
    • Big-Data-Methoden und Plattformentwicklungen;
    • Methodenentwicklung zur Datenauswertung (sensorspezifisch oder missionsübergreifend).

    Die Fachsessions decken ein breites Themenspektrum ab. Besonders betrachtet werden soll in diesem Jahr das Thema Big Data und Digitalisierung. Aktuelle Entwicklungen rund um den Zugang zu Copernicus-Daten (CODE-DE, DIAS) werden ebenfalls adressiert. Darüber hinaus sind Keynote-Vorträge und Diskussionsrunden vorgesehen. Informationsangebote zu Förderaktivitäten im nationalen und ESA-Erdbeobachtungsprogramm sowie der Europäischen Kommission runden die Veranstaltung ab.

    Die Teilnahme ist offen für alle Interessierten und kostenfrei.

  • 20.06.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    WBGU-Gesprächsrunde: Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit

    Digitalisierung verändert die Welt. Vor allem im persönlichen, gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Leben kommt es durch dem Zusammenspiel von Datenerfassung, Vernetzung, künstlicher Intelligenz und Robotik zu radikalen Änderungen.

    Mit der Agenda 2030 haben sich die vereinten Nationen 17 anspruchsvolle Nachhaltigkeitsziele (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) gesetzt, die allen Staaten als Richtschnur bis zum Jahr 2030 dienen sollen. Im Vordergrund stehen vor allem die Sicherung natürlicher Lebensgrundlagen, menschliche Wohlfahrt und Lebensqualität. Die Digitalisierung kommt jedoch in der Agenda 2030 kaum vor obwohl sie diese und deren Umsetzung stark beeinflussen wird.

    Der WBGU schlägt deshalb vor, die Digitalisierung ausdrücklich in den Dienst einer globalen Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit zu stellen.

    Das Impulspapier, welches vor wenigen Wochen veröffentlicht wurde beschäftigt sich mit Fragen rund um die Vereinigung der Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung in der Zukunft.

    In der öffentlichen Gesprächsrunde am 20. Juni 2018 lädt der WBGU zur vertieften Diskussion des Themas ein.

  • 18.06.2018


    NEXUS Seminar- Assessing and Managing Human-Environment Systems: Concepts, Methods, and Outcomes

    UNU-FLORES in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of TU Dresden is excited to announce the Nexus Seminar Series. The joint seminar series, which launched in 2015, features lectures by senior scholars that highlight all dimensions of research on the Nexus Approach, ranging from hands-on implementation strategies to theoretical debates.

    The Nexus Seminars serve not only as a platform for scientific exchange and cooperation between UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden but also as a medium for the partner institutions to discuss their research with a broader audience.

    Taking place once a month, each seminar is open to the public and held alternatingly at UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden.

    This Seminar will be lectured by Prof. Jochen Schanze (Chair of Environmental Development and Risk Management, TU Dresden)

  • 06.06.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland


    19 March 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    30 March 2018: Registration Deadline!

    New Commons – including Digital Commons, Knowledge Commons, Cultural Commons, Global Commons and others – have become an increasingly important research subject in Commons studies.

    The aim of the workshop is to enhance conceptual and empirical insights into the creation and management of Knowledge Commons and Seed & Variety Commons as two fields of application of the New Commons. A fruitful exchange and synthesis of perspectives shall help to generate practical knowledge, interdisciplinary as well as disciplinary conceptual sharpness, and to promote the research agenda on the New Commons.

    The workshop aims at adding to the understanding of Knowledge Commons and Seed & Variety Commons by especially addressing the following questions:

    • How can the Knowledge Commons and Seed & Variety Commons, respectively, be conceptualized and analyzed? How do they differ regarding their normative and theoretical embedding in the Commons discourse?
    • What are the core organizational challenges in the fields of Knowledge Commons and Seed & Variety Commons (such as regarding financing, protection from privatization, knowledge integration)?
    • What political strategies, institutional arrangements and organizational structures are suitable for overcoming these organizational challenges? How can the application field of Seed & Variety Commons learn from Knowledge Commons, and vice versa?

    To ensure a high quality exchange of ideas and a workshop working atmosphere no more than 25 participants will be selected (including the three keynote speakers; excluding the organizing team).

  • 08.05.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Final conference BMBF funding measure ReWaM

    Growing cities, changes in land use, pollution and the effects of climate change: In many regions of the world, measures urgently need to be taken to safeguard the quality, availability and long-term protection of surface- and groundwater resources. On May 8th and 9th the 15 Regional Water Resources Management for Sustainable Protection of Waters in Germany (ReWaM) joint projects will present the essential findings of their nearly three-year research and discuss with representatives from universities, companies and water authorities. The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany and is free of charge. Registration on the ReWaM homepage is required. The projects started in 2015 and are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Conference language is German.

    ReWaM’s goal is to show how the various kinds of usage of water bodies can be reconciled with their protection, so that the diversity and environmental performance of different aquatic ecosystems can be permanently preserved. This applies not only to rural, but also to suburban and urban regions. The insights gained are expected to help the water industry with its work and lay the groundwork for new methods, innovative tools, and foundations for decision-making.

    Conference themes:

    • Development and Management of Water Bodies
    • Water Monitoring
    • Assessment Methods for Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Water Quality Management
  • 26.04.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Resilient Cities 2018

    1 November 2017: Deadline for contributions!

    Resilient Cities 2018, the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, is taking place on 26 - 28 April 2018 in Bonn, Germany (back-to-back with the annual UNFCCC Bonn talks). The annual forum is organized by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted with the City of Bonn, Germany.

    Resilient Cities 2018 will focus on: 

    • Stocktaking: Reviewing the state of urban resilience and local implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (cross-cutting theme)
    • Social cohesion: Building resilient urban societies (theme 3) 
    • Resilient and resource efficient cities: transition toward a circular economy (theme 4)
    • Reinventing business as usual: Private sector engagement in resilience building (theme 6)  

    Congress themes also include current and pressing issues such as ecosystem-based adaptation, managing climate-related health risks, data and ICT resilience, and evidence-based adaptation planning.

  • 09.04.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    University Alliance for Sustainability Spring Campus Conference 2018

    15 February - 2 March 2018: Deadlines for abstracts!

    Registration now open!

    From April 9-13, 2018 Freie Universität hosts the third Spring Campus conference of the University Alliance for Sustainability on the topic “Moving Beyond the Ivory Tower: How do Science and Universities Contribute to the Sustainability Transformation?” In five workshops innovative sustainability research from various disciplines will be presented, inter- and transdisciplinary exchange will be facilitated and the dialogue with representatives from the city of Berlin and other public institutions will be fostered. All workshops invite contributions from universities across the globe.


    • Implementing the Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) and Climate Policies
    • Climate Change Policy and Social Networks
    • Accelerating Technological Sustainability Transitions by Overcoming Adoption and Diffusion Barriers in Energy Transitions
    • Sustainability Management at Universities: What is the Critical Impact of Governance?
    • PhD Workshop: Sustainability and Inequalities
  • 19.03.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Berliner Recycling- und Rohstoffkonferenz

    Am 19. und 20. März 2018 findet die Berliner Recycling- und Rohstoffkonferenz statt.

    In den Vorträgen und Podiumsdiskussionen der zweitägigen Konferenz geht es um die Themen Politik,  Strategien, Umweltbewusstsein, Wiederverwendung, Elektro(nik)geräte, Elektromobilität, Brandschutz, Metalle, Kunststoffe/Verbunde und r4 Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte.

    Hier geht es zur Anmeldung.

  • 13.03.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Open Science Conference 2018

    29 September 2017: Abstract submission deadline!

    The Open Science Conference 2018 is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.

    The Open Science movement focusses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures.

    Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):

    • Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories.
    • Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.
    • Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.
    • Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.
    • Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.
  • 12.03.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Landscape 2018 – Frontiers of agricultural landscape research

    9 October 2017: Deadline for abstract submissions! (extended)

    Agricultural landscapes are shaped by human activities and are subject to permanent change through the interplay of natural processes, land use and societal developments. Knowledge about the underlying processes of landscape dynamics at all relevant spatial and temporal scales is the prerequisite for sustainable landscape management.

    The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research.

    The conference focuses on recent scientific work related to:

    • The functioning of landscapes, with a focus on element cycles and microbiomes including approaches to scale up from individual processes to the landscape scale;
    • Sustainable land use practices and appropriate governance systems, which secure the provision of food and fibre as well as other ecosystem services and biodiversity;
    • Advances in science toward the development of an integrated landscape theory.
  • 26.02.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    BONARES Conference 2018: Soil as a Sustainable Resource

    1 Nov. 2017: Abstract submission deadline!

    The conference brings together researchers from all disciplines of soil science to discuss the functionality of soil ecosystems and how to develop strategies towards sustainable soil management. A sustainable bioeconomy requires integration of soil productivity with a wide range of other soil functions including nutrient cycling, carbon storage, water retention and filtering as well as being the habitat of a myriad of organisms and their activities. For sustainable soil management, we need to understand soils at a systemic level and to assess their value in a socio-economic framework.

    Invited are contributions (posters and oral presentations) to the following topics:

    • Impact of agriculture and cropping systems on soil functions and ecosystem services
    • Effects of plant – microbe – fauna interactions on soil functions
    • Nutrient and carbon dynamics within the root zone as affected by soil management
    • Soil structure and water dynamics as affected by soil management
    • New sensing technologies, soil monitoring approaches and related decision support systems for sustainable soil management
    • Assessment and governance for sustainable soil management
    • Linking data and models in soil science – Towards efficient workflows for data-model integration
  • 21.02.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    6. Nationales IPBES-Forum

    31 January 2018: Anmeldeschluss!

    Wie entwickeln sich die nationalen Aktivitäten rund um IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)? Was berichten die IPBES-Experten aus der Arbeit in den Expertengruppen? Ziel des 6. Nationalen IPBES-Forums ist es, über laufende IPBES-Aktivitäten zu informieren und Entwicklungen gemeinsam zu diskutieren. Darüber hinaus tragen die Teilnehmer des Forums zur Entwicklung nationaler Positionen für das sechste Plenum des IPBES (IPBES-6, 18.-24. März 2018, Medellin, Kolumbien) bei.

    Auf dem 6. Nationalen IPBES-Forum werden insbesondere das regionale und subregionale Assessment zu Europa und Zentralasien  (Deliverable 2b) sowie das thematische Assessment zu Landdegradierung und Wiederherstellung  (Deliverable 3bi), respektive ihre Zusammenfassungen für Entscheidungsträger (Summary for Policymakers) für deren Verabschiedung auf IPBES-6 geprüft

  • 25.01.2018

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Arbeit – Lebensführung - Nachhaltigkeit

    Jetzt anmelden!

    Die Zukunft der Arbeit muss nachhaltig sein, oder sie wird gar nicht sein!

    • Welche Begriffe nachhaltiger Arbeit gibt es?
    • Wird die sozialwissenschaftliche Trennung von Arbeit und Leben in einer nachhaltigen Arbeitsgesellschaft obsolet?
    • Wie könnte ihr Verhältnis unter der Berücksichtigung sozial-ökologischer Aspekte neu bestimmt werden?
    • Welche Konsequenzen hat eine analytische Verbindung von Arbeit und Leben(-sführung) für die Forschung?
    • An welche empirisch feststellbaren sozio-ökonomischen Dynamiken ließe sich an knüpfen?
    • Welche Akteure und Praktiken der Lebensführung sind für die sozial-ökologische Transformation hin zu einer nachhaltigen Arbeitsgesellschaft eher förderlich oder blockierend?

    Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Fragen sollen in einer zweitägigen Konferenz relevante Konzepte und Analysen zum Thema nachhaltige Arbeit/sgesellschaft vorgestellt, diskutiert und miteinander in Beziehung gesetzt sowie mögliche Entwicklungspfade hin zu einer sozial-ökologisch nachhaltigen Tätigkeitsgesellschaft vorgestellt werden.

    Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Anmeldung bei manuelacastropires@wiso.uni-hamburg.de.

  • 04.12.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Beginner's Course in Climate Time Series Analysis

    29 September 2017: Deadline for early-bird registration!

    24 November 2017: Deadline for regular registration!

    This Beginner's Course in Climate Time Series Analysis is specifically tailored to the needs of MSc students, PhD students and postdocs, who wish to learn about an important subject (time series analysis), but have had so far not much exposure to in-depth mathematical or statistical teaching. It is assumed that participants are from somewhere in the range of climatology, ecology, environmental sciences, geosciences, meteorology or hydrology. The course should also be attractive to professional researchers, who wish to update their methods arsenal.

    The course consists of lectures and extensive hands-on training in computer tutorials. Data, software, the lecture as PDF, the statistical tools and a printed copy of the textbook (Mudelsee, 2014, Climate Time Series Analysis, 2nd edition, Springer, 454 pp) are included in the fee. You get the link to the course PDF already one week before the start to optimally prepare yourself. After the course, you are offered a three-months period where you may receive support on the software and general statistical advice.

  • 23.11.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Nachhaltigkeit zwischen Freiheit und Struktur - Ein Workshop zu Forschung und Governance an deutschen Hochschulen

    3 November 2017: Anmeldeschluss!

    Forschung braucht Freiheit und Nachhaltigkeit braucht eine Struktur: Das Konzept der Nachhaltigkeit verweist auf konkrete Inhalte und fachliche Perspektiven, gleichzeitig beinhaltet Nachhaltigkeit ein transformatives Anliegen. Es geht neben dem Beitrag der Wissenschaft zu einer nachhaltigen Gesellschaft auch darum, die tradierten Paradigmen und Praktiken wissenschaftlicher Forschung zu hinterfragen, weiterzuentwickeln und umzugestalten.

    Bei der Praxis-Forschung-Session (PraFo) am 23. und 24. November 2017 an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg wird ein Blick in die Zukunft der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung an deutschen Hochschulen gewagt: Es wird ausgelotet, wie der Spagat zwischen dem normativen Leitbild der Nachhaltigkeit, der Freiheit der Wissenschaft und der Notwendigkeit, Nachhaltigkeit durch verbindliche Entscheidungen und tragfähige Strukturen zu verankern, gelingen kann.

  • 11.11.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Climate and Health Summit 2017

    Registration now open!

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Climate and Health Summit, a daylong event on Saturday 11 November in Bonn. This meeting will take place alongside COP23. The Summit will focus, through a health lens, on action to advance implementation of the Paris Agreement and build momentum for increased ambition in climate commitments. It will serve as an opportunity to promote the investment in communities and health systems, increase awareness of sustainable development in the context of climate change and health, and strengthen collaboration among health organizations and with other sectors to increase capacity of the global response to climate change.

    Register your interest in the Summit. Your registration will be confirmed approximately two weeks before the event.  

    The Summit will be hosted in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and the WHO Regional Office for Europe and its European Center for Environment and Health in Bonn, Germany, and with the Health and Environment Alliance.

  • 08.11.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Innovationen für die Energiewende

    Um die Ziele der Energiewende zu erreichen, müssen geeignete Technologien für die Nutzung erneuerbarer Energien, Energieeffizienz, Netze und Speicher zum richtigen Zeitpunkt, in der passenden Größenordnung und zu wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen zur Verfügung stehen und die notwendige gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz erfahren.

    Der FVEE gibt mit seiner Jahrestagung einen Überblick über den aktuellen Entwicklungsstand und die Perspektiven in den für die Energiewende relevanten Technologiebereichen. FVEE-Experten bewerten in den Vorträgen die Technologien anhand eines einheitlichen Kriteriensets: Wichtige Unterscheidungsmerkmale sind das Einsatzpotenzial und ihr Beitrag zu den Klima- und Effizienzzielen. Außerdem werden sozio-ökonomische Kriterien betrachtet wie Arbeitsplatzeffekte, industrielle Wertschöpfung und Kosteneffizienz. Die systematische Bestandsaufnahme zeigt, welchen Beitrag die einzelnen Technologien im Transformationsprozess zu einer nachhaltigen Energieversorgung leisten können, gibt aber auch Hinweise auf verbleibende Lücken, die zukünftig verstärkter Forschungsanstrengungen bedürfen.

  • 08.11.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Biodiversität und Klima - Vernetzung der Akteure in Deutschland XIV

    24. September 2017: Anmeldeschluss und Deadline für Beiträge!

    Der voranschreitende Klimawandel stellt eine wachsende Bedrohung für die biologische Vielfalt und die davon abhängenden menschlichen Gesellschaften dar. Der engen Verknüpfung und der gegenseitigen Beeinflussung von Biodiversität und Klima wird national und international in Wissenschaft und Politik eine immer größere Bedeutung beigemessen.

    Um Aktivitäten im deutschsprachigen Raum zum Thema „Biodiversität und Klima“ zu präsentieren und allgemein bekannt zu machen, veranstaltet das Bundesamt für Naturschutz seit 2004 jährlich an der Internationalen Naturschutzakademie Insel Vilm die trans- und interdisziplinäre Tagung "Biodiversität und Klima - Vernetzung der Akteure in Deutschland". Ziel der Veranstaltung ist es, einen besseren Informations- und Erfahrungsaustausch der nationalen Akteure im Bereich Biodiversität, Klima und Landdegradation sowie eine Vernetzung der damit befassten Institutionen herbeizuführen.

    Expertinnen und Experten aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Verwaltung und von Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGOs), als auch Repräsentantinnen und Repräsentanten anderer relevanter Sektoren (Landwirtschaft, Wasserwirtschaft, Stadtplanung, Energieversorgung etc.) sind eingeladen mit Kurzbeiträgen aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Projekte im Überschneidungsbereich der Themen „Biodiversität, Naturschutz und Klimawandel“ vorzustellen.

  • 25.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS): Understanding and modeling space-time Holocene climate variability

    Understanding natural climate variability is a necessary prerequisite for predicting the range of plausible future climates. The Holocene is a reasonable reference period with conditions similar to the present. The first CVAS workshop identified an existing knowledge gap regarding the scaling regimes of climate variability during the Holocene and the associated differences between tropics, extratropics and polar regions, as well as between land and ocean. Addressing these aspects will allow us to characterize Holocene climate variability in both space and time and the issue of Holocene climate (in)stability. This will improve our understanding of key processes and climate mechanisms and allow for a better understanding of their role in the Anthropocene.

    This second CVAS workshop will focus on the aforementioned questions by bringing together experts working on Holocene climate variability from three different perspectives: data acquisition and interpretation, time series analysis methodology, and theoretical climatology and climate modeling To foster a first comprehensive synthesis of Holocene climate variability, the workshop will provide products generated in three subgroups:

    • Selecting the best archives to quantify climate variability and understanding their caveats: Data
    • From paleo-observations to robust and reproducible variability estimates: Analysis tools
    • Origins and interpretation of the space-time structure of Holocene variability: Models and Theory
  • 12.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    CliSAP Workshop "Climate Change, Decarbonization and the Urban Energy Transition"

    31 May 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The workshop, which is funded through the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, is aiming for developing key concepts and synthesizing the state of the art of urban transformation processes in relation to climate change, decarbonization and energy transition. Thematically the workshop is motivated by the worldwide growing urbanization which leads to a spatial concentration of population, economic activity and mobility on the one hand and by increasing CO2 emissions and climate change on the other. In order to promote pathways towards urban energy transition and decarbonization several strategies should be considered. Among those, the production, distribution and consumption of renewable energy are relevant key areas. There is still a lack of systematic integration of concepts, models and empirical evidence, combined with an insufficient knowledge base and a broad range of uncoordinated and dispersed solutions.

    Four research areas will be addressed:

    • 1) Socio-technical and environmental topics of urban energy transition
    • 2) City structure, urban land use and energy consumption
    • 3) Distributional effects of urban energy policies
    • 4) Multi-level models and governance concepts to manage transition processes

    Abstracts should focus on one of these areas.

  • 11.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Impacts World 2017

    15 June 2017: abstract submission deadline (workshop contributions and scientific posters)!

    Impacts World is the leading international conference covering the diversity and depth of climate-impacts research today. It showcases not only the very latest in our scientific understanding impacts of climate change, placing a particular focus on the most pertinent and pressing political questions of the day, but shines a spotlight on the challenges that lie ahead for this research community, and offers ample time for in-depth discussions and dedicated working groups.

    In 2017, the conference will be dedicated to counting the true costs of climate change, by considering four key challenges for aggregating and quantifying climate-change risks and impacts:

    • Economic costs of climate change
    • Human health
    • Human migration
    • Sustainable development goals

    Workshops should relate to one of these four key challenges to be addressed at the conference, taking into account the suggested sub-questions for each challenge. Workshop proposals are invited from both research scientists and members of stakeholder organisations.

  • 09.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Climate Engineering Conference 2017

    Submission deadline 28 February 2017

    This second international conference on climate engineering, organized by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, will bring together members of the scientific as well as of the policy and civic community. For four days the technical, ethical and social aspects of climate engineering shall be addressed and approaches for both Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM, also known as Albedo Modification) shall be discussed in the broader context of climate change.

    The event aims to gain understanding and reflect the heterogeneity of the field by enhancing disciplinary research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary engagement.

    Session proposals that deal with understanding the intersection of SRM and CDR and with mitigation and adaptation strategies are invited and in particular innovative session formats are welcome. 

  • 05.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Conference: A World Ethos for Global Business? Cosmopolitan Responsibilities of Management

    We have a world economy but no world government; nor can we expect, at least in the foreseeable future, a system of decentralized global governance with sufficient sanctioning powers to enforce legal mandates for business worldwide. For this reason alone, the ethical dimension of business cannot be entrusted solely to the law. Globalized markets would seem to require an underlying ‘ethos’, present to some degree the world over: a common spirit of legitimate, just, and fair business practice substantiated by shared experience. As managers and economic decision-makers, however, are increasingly operating within multi-cultural settings with divergent social customs and conventions, no ‘one size fits all’ approach will do. While on the one hand the growing need for transnational cooperation accentuates the call for a shared ‘world ethos’ for the global business community, on the other hand any proposal in that direction must make room for the need for the diversity and divergence of culture and civilization.

    At the fifth annual Humanistic Management Conference, to be held at the University of Tuebingen’s Weltethos-Institut, we aim to address this dual need by investigating from various cultural perspectives: 1) how a world ethos for global business  could be variously articulated and promoted (‘theory’); 2)  the extent to which such an ethos is already present in contemporary globalized business (‘practice’); and 3) what civil society around the world can do to support the efforts of  (esp. multinational) corporations in this direction (‚policy’).

  • 01.10.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Geobiodiversity - An Integrative Approach Expanding Humboldt's Vision

    30 June 2017: poster (with speed talk) deadline!

    Alexander von Humboldt’s approach to science was visionary: The natural world as an interconnected Earth system with all its geological and biological diversity. To improve our understanding on how the individual components of this “System Earth” relate to each other, we need to focus on the interactions among its components and identify their reciprocal effects on the relevant spatial and temporal scales.

    This conference, hosted by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung in cooperation with Yale University and Stanford University, aims at presenting an integrative, systemic approach to natural history research, which is scientifically but also societally relevant. Today, humans have an unprecedented impact on the earth system with consequences not only for biodiversity and ecosystems, but for humanity’s well-being. Projections about future biodiversity and ecosystem services need to include data on the various components and interrelationships and on how environmental change has impacted biodiversity, ecosystems and human societies in the past.

    There will be 4 Symposia:

    • Human-environment interactions: past and present
    • Bridging the past and the present: new data, new methods, new insights
    • The power of natural history collections – archives of nature for science in the past, present and future
    • Biodiversity science in support of policy and sustainability
  • 30.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2017: Eine Welt in Bewegung

    31 March 2017: Anmeldeschluss und Abstracteinreichungsfrist!

    Die deutsche Gesellschaft für Geografie (DGfG) und das Geographische Institut der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen laden vom 30. September bis 5. Oktober 2017 zum Deutschen Kongress für Geografie nach Tübingen ein.

    Unter dem Motto „Eine Welt in Bewegung. Erforschen – Verstehen – Gestalten“ wird sich die Veranstaltung mit den Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts beschäftigen. Das Motto soll dazu anregen, Erklärungen und Handlungsempfehlungen für aktuelle Veränderungsprozesse in Umwelt und Gesellschaft zu geben und damit zu drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit Stellung zu nehmen.

    Es werden Beiträge zu folgenden Leitthemen und Fachsitzungen gesucht:

    • Migration und demographische Herausforderungen
    • Planet Stadt
    • Umwelt in Bewegung
    • Ökonomischer und sozialer Wandel
    • Natur und Gesellschaft
    • Methoden und Konzepte der Geographie
    • Geographische Bildung zukunftsfähig gestalten

    Der Deutsche Kongress für Geographie ist das zentrale Forum der  deutschsprachigen Geographie und heißt alle Geographen und Geographinnen willkommen!

  • 26.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (HSDS) 2017

    31 August 2017: Registration Deadline!

    The Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (HSDS) 2017, organized by the Center for a Sustainable University at the University of Hamburg, focuses on aspects of sustainable development at Higher Education Institutions. A special focus is given on the contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within education, research, governance, operation and outreach initiatives.

    The HSDS conference is initiated for the first time in 2017 to offer a broad international network platform for sustainability initiatives and projects. The summit aims at setting new horizons for collaborations, uses innovative network formats and invites sustainability researchers and agents to be part of the global community to foster sustainable development, in Higher Education Institutions as well as in society in general.

    Key topics to be addressed:

    • Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions (HEI): How is sustainability integrated into education, research, governance, operation and outreach? What good practice examples and cases can be identified for “whole institution approaches”? How can institutional sustainability strategies be developed and implemented?
    • Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to global SDGs: What impact do SDGs generate on HEI and vice versa?
  • 25.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    SustEcon Conference: The contribution of a sustainable economy to achieving the SDGs

    25 April 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The focus of the conference will be on the contribution of the sustainable economy to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This contribution can be observed on a number of different levels: Innovations toward achieving the SDGs are to be as much a topic at the conference as methodological questions about measuring sustainability. In addition to that, the differences between various discourses and concepts and their respective contributions to the sustainable economy are also to feature prominently in the conference. A further topic of interest will be the (political) framework conditions and barriers to a sustainable economy as well as the contribution of science to the SDGs.

    Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for papers on the following issues:

    • Innovations for a sustainable economy
    • Transformation to a sustainable economy
    • Discourses on a sustainable economy and society
    • Key barriers for scaling and diffusion of innovations
    • The role of research in the SDG context
    • Methodological questions

    The conference wants to bring together bring together scholars in the fields of sustainable innovation and their management, transformation research as well as the analysis of societal and political contexts of a sustainable economy and sustainable societies as a whole.

  • 25.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    PNS 3 Symposium: ‘Post-truth’ and a crisis of trust?

    5 July 2017: abstract submission deadline (extended)!

    This third PNS (Post-Normal Science) Symposium intends to provide a space for discussing the current predicament of declining trust, increasing complexity and uncertainty in the science-society interfaces by deploying a variety of critical framings including, but not limited to, those inspired by post-normal science.  The purpose is to challenge current ideas of ‘post-truth’, as well as reductionist interpretations of facts and evidence, and explore ways for advancing the quality of knowledge inputs to policy-making. A parallel purpose is to show examples of communities beyond the scientific domain engaging to co-create usable knowledge, which has been dubbed “extended peer communities”.

    The meeting topics will be the following:

    • Extended peer communities in action. Experiences and challenges.
    • Trust as a cross-cutting theme in science and governance.
    • Successes and failures in the deployment of a post-normal science approach.
    • Hybridization between post-normal science and other approaches.
    • Theoretical and practical critiques to post-normal science.
    • Ethics and responsibility in the co-creation of application-oriented knowledge.

    The symposium welcomes contributions from the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. We encourage applications that put into perspective current challenges to science and democracy, including science controversies and advice, and modes of citizen engagement. 

    To highlight the rich diversity of experiences, we invite contributions addressed but not limited to issues of health, environment, emerging technologies, policy and politics.  

  • 24.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Landscape Ecology Conference 2017: The Green-Blue Nexus

    14 July 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    Forests are key ecosystems for the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services. Still, there are many gaps in our understanding of the functional role of forests at ecosystem and landscape scales. The meeting theme, "The Green-Blue Nexus", addresses the conflict between provisioning services (the "Green"), such as timber / biomass and forest by-products (food and fodder) and regulating services (the "Blue") (e.g., cleaning drinking water, flood and erosion regulation) in relation to other impacts on biodiversity and the supporting structures and key ecological processes that enable the supply of these services.

    The conference, organized by the International Union of Forest research Organizations (IUFRO),   aims to address to what extent and how the status of any particular forest ecosystem and its temporal dynamics should be included in the overall assessment of ecosystems and their services at larger scales such as landscape scale. In particular, the topic "Green-Blue-Nexus in information society - supporting integrative forest management across scales and actors" will be addressed. The following topics will be covered:

    • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Economy and Biodiversity
    • (Forest) social-ecological systems, climate and global change impacts
    • Urban forestry and urban systems
  • 22.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Forum Citizen Science

    31 August 2017: Deadline für Workshop-Ideen!

    08 September 2017: Anmeldeschluss!

    Beim Forum Citizen Science trifft sich am 22. September 2017 in Berlin die deutsche Citizen-Science-Community. Die Teilnehmenden, u.a. aus Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik, diskutieren über die Zukunft der Bürgerforschung, tauschen praktische Erfahrungen aus und entwickeln Ideen für gemeinsame Zusammenarbeit.

    Bürgerforschung hat in Deutschland eine lange Tradition, die bis in das 19. Jahrhundert zurückreicht. Unter dem Namen Citizen Science boomt das Konzept, getrieben von den Möglichkeiten der digitalen Revolution und dem Wunsch nach einer stärkeren Partizipation an wissenschaftlicher Forschung. In den letzten Jahren hat sich die deutsche Citizen-Science-Community auch über disziplinäre Grenzen hinweg vernetzt. Wir möchten mit dem Forum Citizen Science diesen Prozess weiter unterstützen und den Akteurinnen und Akteuren aus den verschiedenen Projekten eine Plattform bieten, sich kennen zu lernen, untereinander auszutauschen und aktuelle oder kritische Fragen rund um die Bürgerforschung zu diskutieren.

    Drei Themenblöcke laufen parallel und werden in je zwei Workshops bearbeitet:

    • Sind wir eine Community? – Über die Zusammenarbeit der Bürgerforschung in Deutschland
    • Aus der Praxis der Bürgerforschung
    • Neue Wege für Citizen Science
  • 19.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    8th Water Research Horizon Conference

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    The intention of the 8th Water Research Horizon Conference is to bring together scientists from various disciplines, in order to analyse the perspectives of water research with respect to the challenges and opportunities arising from the COP21 and SDG process – impacts of climate change and adaptation to expected changing conditions – and to develop future solution-oriented research direc­tions from regional and international perspectives.

    The main focus of the conference will be water related research challenges linked to climate change impacts at 1.5 to 2° C as well as to rising adaptation needs – in the context of these overall themes, the session topics will tackle the following issues:

    • water resources in general, re. quantity and quality
    • hydrological services
    • tools for modelling, projecting and monitoring
    • challenges for improved adaptation actions
    • implementation and engineering
    • science to policy interface, communication instruments
  • 18.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2017

    31 May 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    Achieving water security is one of the major challenges faced by society on both a global and local level today. Building bridges between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders, the conference will serve as a platform for discussions towards water secure societies. WSCC 2017 provides a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation. WSCC 2017 follows the successful conference WSCC 2016 at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok which united over 150 experts.

    The conference will focus on the following topics:

    1. Water Security and Sustainable Development Goals
    2. Climate Change Adaptation and DRR (Paris Agreement; Sendai Framework)
    3. Nature Based Solutions for Water Resources Management / Storage
    4. Water Supply and Water Reuse
    5. Water Smart Cities
    6. Water and Health
    7. Sustainable Ground Water Management
    8. Transboundary Water Governance and Benefit Sharing
    9. Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus
    10. Food Security in the Scarce Water World
    11. Water Security and Migration
    12. Water Accounting and Water Productivity
    13. Sustainable Hydropower
    14. Coping with Droughts
    15. Water Security and Supply Chain Management

    The community of renowned water experts working on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is invited to propose sessions for the WSCC 2017 conference. Highly welcome are presentations which combine academic and practical approaches as well as the introduction of new dimensions and perspectives in the current discourse on water security. Accepted contributions to the conference will be published in the WSCC Book of Abstracts, a special book edition of the conference, and in selected academic journals.

  • 14.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    7. REKLIM Regionalkonferenz: Klimafolgen und Anpassung in Mitteldeutschland

    28 August 2017: Anmeldeschluss!

    Der Forschungsverbund „Regionale Klimaänderungen“ (REKLIM) der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft lädt in diesem Jahr zu seiner 7. Regionalkonferenz am 14. September 2017 nach Leipzig ein.
    REKLIM wurde 2009 mit dem Ziel gegründet, die regionalen Auswirkungen und Folgen des Klimawandels zu untersuchen.
    Im Mittelpunkt des Programms, das in diesem Jahr federführend vom Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung vorbereitet wird, stehen die Fragen:

    • Wie entwickeln sich Extremereignisse und welche Auswirkungen erwarten wir?
    • Wie kann Anpassung gestaltet werden?

    Der aktuelle Stand des Klimawissens und der gesellschaftliche Umgang mit den Folgen des Klimawandels werden hierzu in Vorträgen von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus dem Forschungsverbund REKLIM wie auch von Vertreterinnen und Vertretern aus den Bundesländern, Kommunen und Verbänden aufgezeigt.

  • 13.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    18th GEIA (Global Emissions InitiAtive) Conference

    Abstract Submission deadline 1 March 2017

    Abstracts are invited for the 18th GEIA Conference dealing with the topic of “Emissions Science for a Healthy Environment: The interplay of human versus natural influences on climate and air quality emissions”. 

  • 11.09.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017

    10 March 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The International Transdisciplinarity Conference in 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

    The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and education, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances/results. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Participants will explore transdisciplinary research and education as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, world-views, practices, and place-based differences. With this emphasis, representatives of different world regions, institutions, cultures, and communities will be brought togehther. A space for taking a culturally sensitive look at transdisciplinarity is envisaged. Thereby interfaces will be explored and the potential of transdisciplinarity to deal with heterogeneity and difference will be fostered.

    Contributions from all fields and research cultures are invited. Submissions that address interculturality and contributions from transdisciplinary teams are particularly welcomed.

  • 28.08.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Fourth International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM)

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017.

    The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference on Earth System Modelling (4ICESM). 4ICESM will advance discourse on idealizations and model hierarchies of the Earth System as tools for understanding our changing climate.

    The conference will focus on the following four themes, punctuated by cross-cutting presentations on the history, philosophy and sociology of Earth system science:

    • Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
    • Decadal prediction and attribution
    • Modelling past climate changes
    • Carbon feedbacks in the climate system

    Each session will be kicked off by two keynote presentations. Oral and poster contributions are invited.

    Further information, including abstract submission details and an initial list of confirmed speakers will be distributed in the near future.

  • 23.08.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

    Never in human history has so much attention been paid to human movement. Numbers matter. By 2016, the number of international immigrants soared to 244 million—11 percent of the total population in the developed regions. Numbers, however, are merely one factor. Other factors are the pace of immigration and its character. Global migration yields demographic shifts of historical significance and affects the concepts of citizenship, sovereignty, and welfare democracy. The changes in the number, composition, and intensity of immigration, coupled with profound changes in Western society, yield one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century.

    The workshop focuses on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration as well as the ethical dilemmas created by these changes.

  • 26.07.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    PhD Workshop „Knowing the Anthropocene“: Exploring Knowledge Practices of the Anthropocene

    Application until 14 April 2017

    The International Centre of Ethics in Science of the University of Tübingen is inviting PhD students to participate in their workshop “Knowing the Anthropocene”.

    The workshop's aim is to engage with the existing plurality of methods and epistemologies through which the Anthropocene is thought. The exchange of perceptions, measurements and understandings shall encourage the reflection on the participants’ own work and the self-conception of different disciplines.

    PdD students and early career scientists with backgrounds from all disciplines are invited to submit paper drafts on their way of knowing the Anthropocene. Contributions can be classic research paper but should already indicate reflection on the ways in which knowledge in the specific discipline is normally produced and can be challenged.

    Finally the workshops aims to help narrowing the gap between conceptual and empirical approaches of knowing the Anthropocene.

  • 17.07.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Energielandschaften Norddeutschland: Modellierung Erneuerbarer Energieressourcen

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    Nach der erfolgreichen ersten gemeinsamen Konferenz im Februar 2016 „Energielandschaften Norddeutschland – Energiewende im Raum?“ werden Vertreter des Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN) der Universität Hamburg und des Cluster Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg (EEHH) am 17. Juli 2017 eine Folgekonferenz zum Thema „Energielandschaften Norddeutschland: Modellierung Erneuerbarer Energieressourcen“ durchführen.

    Konzepte zur Modellierung klimatisch-determinierter Ressourcen für Erneuerbare Energien stehen im Vordergrund der Tagung. In den Sessions „Sozioökonomische Aspekte erneuerbare Energien“, „Methoden und Modelle zur Erfassung erneuerbarer Energieressourcen“ und „Rahmenbedingungen zur Weiterentwicklung erneuerbare Energien“ tauschen sich vor allem Experten aus der wissenschaftlichen Sphäre aus. Klaus Schweininger, Trimet AG, stellt seinen Beitrag zum Projekt „Norddeutsche Energiewende 4.0“ aus dem Programm „Schaufenster intelligente Energie“ des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie vor.

    Die Veranstaltung bietet eine Plattform, um aktuelle Entwicklungen in der wissenschaftlichen Modellierung erneuerbarer Energieressourcen zu erörtern. Die Konferenz richtet sich vor allem an Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft. Auch die breite Öffentlichkeit ist herzlich eingeladen.

  • 06.07.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    International Workshop - Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning

    01 June 2017: Registration deadline!

    Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, Faculty of Geography – University of Bucharest and Society for Urban Ecology – South East Europe Chapter are inviting you to attend the International Workshop Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Planning to be held in Bucharest, July 6-9, 2017.

    The workshop is aiming to represent a platform of debates which will help scientists, public administration and other stakeholders exchange experiences on the use of Green Infrastructures (GI) in the sustainable planning of cities and it is organized in the framework of the project "Developing a model for evaluating the potential of urban green infrastructures for sustainable planning".

    The Workshop focuses on topics related with:

    • W1. Evaluating the benefits of Green Infrastructure
    • W2. Green Infrastructure for ecosystem services
    • W3. Social and economic aspects of Green Infrastructure
    • W4. Green Infrastructure and urban resilience
    • W5. Green Infrastructure management
    • W6. Decision-making for Green Infrastructure development
  • 27.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change – Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps

    Final registration deadline:  29 May 2017

    The European Conference is jointly held by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) in co-operation with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) / German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

    It brings together experts from science, policy and practice to discuss the importance of biodiversity’s contribution to human health in the face of climate change. In this context health is considered in its physical, psychological and social dimension, including socio-environmental equity. As part of a series of European Conferences on Biodiversity and Climate Change (ECBCC) it aims to increase knowledge, share experiences and foster nature-based solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and health issues.

    Abstracts are welcome for both oral and poster presentations. They should demonstrate good practice in implementing nature-based solutions to health and equity issues in urban areas and their rural surroundings from a scientific, policy and practical perspective. Ideally these topics should be linked to climate change issues

  • 21.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Last Call for Papers - Symposium „Nachhaltigkeit in der Lehre: eine Herausforderung für Hochschulen“

    30. Januar 2017 Deadline Einreichung Abstracts

    In heutigen Zeiten, in denen das Thema Nachhaltigkeit stetig an Relevanz zunimmt, ist es wichtig, dass es auch in der Lehre sowohl in theoretisches als auch praktischer Form eingeführt wird.

    Doch, obwohl viele Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten diskutiert wurden, zeigt die Realität dass dieses Thema in vielen Hochschulen nicht sehr präsent ist und so konkret bearbeitet wird, wie es sein sollte.Deshalb lädt das Forschungs-und Transferzentrum „Applications of Life Sciences“, Initiator der „Sustainability 2.0“"-Initiative und des „World Symposium on Sustainability in Higher Education“, ein, gemeinsam Konzepte zu entwickeln, wie Nachhaltigkeit ganzheitlich in der Lehre eingeführt und bearbeitet werden kann.

    Als Dokumentation und Output der Veranstaltung wird das Buch „Nachhaltigkeit in der Lehre: eine Herausforderung für Hochschulen“ als Teil der Buchreihe „World Sustainability Series“ im Springer-Verlag veröffentlicht. 

  • 21.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    IAMO Forum 2017: Eurasian Food Economy between globalization and geopolitics

    31 May 2017: Final deadline for online registration!

    The future of the globalizing food economy in the Eurasian region is difficult to predict. The question at stake is which strategy will yield greatest benefits from a deeper participation in the global food economy. IAMO Forum 2017 aims to provide a platform to discuss ongoing research and different strategies to ensure food security and intensify trade in the context of geopolitical tensions and divergent trade integration efforts.

    The Conference is structured as follows:

    • Day 1: The (changing) face of globalization: How does it challenge the Eurasian food economy?
    • Day 2: Geopolitical conflicts and macroeconomic downturns: (How) Can the global food economy deal with it?
    • Day 3: Future perspectives for developing competitive Eurasian food chains
  • 12.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    11th Baltic Sea Science Congress: Living along gradients: past, present, future

    31 March 2017: early registration deadline!

    The 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress “Living along gradients: past, present, future” will be held on June, 12 – 16, 2017 in Rostock, Germany. It will be hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research and the University of Rostock. The biennial Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) was established 20 years ago, joining the research communities of Baltic Marine Biologists, Baltic Marine Geologists and the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers and is, until today, the main international forum addressing a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of Baltic Sea research.

    Giving particular attention to the special characteristics of the Baltic Sea and comparable enclosed marine systems as well as to the challenges of an integrated management, the conference addresses four main session topics: Dynamics of gradient systems, Processes that affect coastal sea systems, Past and future changes, and Coastal seas and society. Four cross-cutting sessions will stimulate the scientific exchange of more specific topics: Hypoxia, Major Baltic Inflows, Monitoring / Observation / Assessment, and Influences of the catchment area.

    Moreover, there will be organized 3 generic side events: the BONUS (Joint Baltic Sea Research and Innovation Programme) Young Scientist Club; a "Technology for Science" workshop; a "Science meets Parliament" event.

  • 07.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Dimensions of Poverty Conference

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    This conference seeks to assemble fresh theoretical perspectives on absolute and relative poverty within and between nations. It addresses questions in three sections which are aligned with three different dimensions of poverty research. These are: the normative categories of measurement and their uses in measurement practice; the blind spots and global asymmetries within academic poverty research itself; and the role of normative theorists in public debates on fighting global poverty through public policies and private donations. All three sections will feature keynote lectures by highly distinguished academics who have contributed groundbreaking work to the conference issues. Each section will also feature talks from experts who will be addressing an array of more specific research questions.

  • 06.06.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Decolonizing Urbanism – Trier Summer University

    31 January 2017 application deadline

    The Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University is inviting advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers as well as early career professionals working in geography, urban studies, urban planning, political science, international relations, development studies, gender studies, native studies, cultural studies, sociology, ecology and related fields to apply for its 2017 Summer University. From 6-12 June, participants will explore the theme of 'decolonizing urbanism' through a mixture of public lectures, seminar sessions, advanced skills trainings, excursions, and cultural activities. The event will be held in English.

  • 29.05.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    17. Jahreskonferenz des Rates für nachhaltige Entwicklung

    25. Januar 2017 - Anmeldefrist für Kurzvortag

    Unter dem Motto „Wissen.Wählen.Wünschen“ findet im kommenden Mai die Jahreskonferenz für Nachhaltige Entwicklung statt. In Berlin bringt sie jedes Jahr rund 1000 Nachhaltigkeitsakteure aus Politik, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft zusammen, um Informationen zu vermitteln und zur gemeinsamen Diskussion anzuregen.

    Kurze Impulsvorträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis sollen zeigen, wie konkret Nachhaltigkeit heute ist. Hierfür sucht der Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung Menschen, die in fünf Minuten die Bedeutung von Nachhaltigkeit in ihrem Themengebiert vorstellen wollen und die mit Wissen und forschender Neugier Barrieren überwinden. 

  • 17.05.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Dresden Nexus Conference

    28 February 2017: Deadline for early-bird registration

    Be a part of Dresden Nexus Conference, which brings together researchers and implementers (policy- and decision makers) from universities, national and international organizations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society to discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The German Committee Future Earth will take part in this event with the DKN-DIE-MCC-SEI Session on Mapping SDG Interactions for Practical Decision-Making (18.05.2017).

  • 15.05.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Borderstep Impact Forum 2017

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    Innovationen und Gründungen werden in Deutschland vielfältig unterstützt. Fördergelder und Investitionsmittel fließen dabei sowohl von staatlicher als auch von privatwirtschaftlicher Seite. Die Energiewende, der Klimaschutzplan sowie weitere umwelt- und nachhaltigkeitspolitische Programme sollen die Transformation hin zu einer Green Economy voranbringen.

    Dennoch wird der Zusammenhang von ökonomischer, ökologischer und sozialer Nachhaltigkeit in der Innovations- und Gründungsförderung bislang nur punktuell thematisiert.

    Diese Frage rückt das Borderstep Impact Forum am 15. Mai 2017 in den Fokus der Debatte. Die Veranstaltung bringt Start-ups und Gründungsförderakteure mit Vertreterinnen und Vertretern von Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Klimalobby und Politik an einen Tisch.

    • Wie muss eine Neuausrichtung der staatlichen und privatwirtschaftlichen Förderung von Innovation und Gründung aussehen?
    • Wie gelingt ein Pfadwechsel hin zu einer Innovations- und Gründungsförderung, die die Transformation zu einer Green Economy effektiv unterstützt?
  • 15.05.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Call for Papers: INOGOV Early Career workshop

    1st February 2017 abstract submission deadline

    INOGOV will host a fully-funded international workshop for Early Career Scholars (any researcher who is within eight years of completing their Ph.D.) on “Climate governance innovation trends in the run-up to Paris 2015: analysing mitigation and adaptation policies”. The event will be supported by leading figures in the field.

    It aims to explore the structural transition of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) in Copenhagen and Paris  – from a top-down governance model in 2009, to a more bottom-up approach in 2015 – and the new possibilities it opens up, since it represents a fascinating and underexplored topic of climate governance research.

    Papers should deal with the following topical themes:

    • How have key actors – and coalitions – influenced the transition, both as leaders and as laggards?
    • What empirical examples of new governance innovations can be identified, and how do these fit into broader trends?
    • What theoretical tools can we use to explain these new trends in climate change mitigation and adaptation?
  • 12.05.2017

    Events in Germany

    Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda & the Paris Climate Agreement - Exploring the Role of State, Non-State and Subnational Actors

    Abstract submission deadline: 18 February 2017

    To be successful, the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also need to address climate change. Conversely, actions against climate change should consider the issues of sustainable development like poverty alleviation and human rights.

    There’s the chance of state, non-state actors and cooperative initiatives to create synergies between multiple political processes that address climate change and sustainable development; however to deliver equitable results, stakeholders across developed and developing countries need to be involved.

    In order to exchange ideas on this issue and to build bridges between sustainable development and climate change the Interconnections conference will bring together leading scholars, experts, and policy makers.

    Call for papers (research/discussion/briefing) that address one or more of the conference’s main questions:

    • Which linkages between multiple political processes addressing sustainable development and climate change can foster synergies and propel the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient future?
    • Non-state and subnational actors and cooperative initiatives are relatively underrepresented in developing countries, how can such actions deliver sustainable and climate smart solutions across both developed and developing countries?
    • How to increase national and local capacity, including financing, for actions that deliver on both sustainable development and climate change?
  • 09.05.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    13. BMBF-Forum für Nachhaltigkeit „Was tun mit der Agenda 2030!“

    Die Welt wird nachhaltig. Immer mehr Unternehmen, Verwaltungen und zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen streben Nachhaltigkeit an. Die Forschung unterstützt sie dabei. Wie das konkret aussieht, diskutieren über 400 Expertinnen und Experten am 9. und 10. Mai 2017 auf dem 13. Forum für Nachhaltigkeit des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).

    Die Konferenz wird eröffnet von Bundesforschungsministerin Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka und dem Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes Peter Altmaier. Unter dem Motto „Was tun mit der Agenda 2030!" steht die Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Vereinten Nationen im Mittelpunkt. Ihre 17 Ziele (Sustainable Development Goals – SDG) sind in den kommenden Jahren die Richtschnur für konkrete Maßnahmen in Unternehmen, Kommunen oder Verwaltungen.


  • 27.04.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Research Frontiers in Biodiversity Economics

    10 April 2017: registration deadline!

    The International Symposium on ‘Research Frontiers in Biodiversity Economics’ takes place on 27 April at Leipzig University’s Faculty of Economics and Management Science. It is hosted by iDiv, the Helmholtz Centre for environmental Research – UFZ and Leipzig University.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Economics of invasive species
    • In search of win-win policies in development and environment
    • Ecosystem services valuation in developing countries: beyond standard choice experiments
    • Land use change and ecosystem services: a spatially-explicit approach
    • Biodiversity economics in a changing world: bridging the gap between past and future
    • A quasi-random walk through the economics of biodiversity: an applied perspective
    • Income inequality and insurance in the economic valuation of biodiversity
    • Love of variety vs. biodiversity in the ocean
  • 27.04.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Transitions in Energy Landscapes and Everyday Life in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    This workshop will explore the co-evolution of energy landscapes and everyday lives over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Energy landscapes are environments defined by energy-related processes and infrastructures of extraction, generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption. These environments have changed dramatically in the last two centuries. Systems based around local extraction of wood to fuel open fires have been gradually, though not completely or uniformly, replaced by centralized generating plants, gas pipelines, pylons, and wires delivering energy directly to homes. Changes in material and spatial energy formations have coincided with major social transformations of consumer cultures and urban/rural ways of life. But how energy transformed everyday lives and how people engaged with energy and other infrastructures of modernity was, and still is, highly differentiated by political, cultural, and social contexts.

    The two core workshop questions are:

    • How have human-environment encounters with material energies and infrastructures varied and challenged conceptualizations of energy as a universal, modernizing force acting upon nature and society?
    • How have changing energy landscapes shaped, and been shaped by, the agency and resilience of people in their roles as consumers, citizens, and environmentalists?
  • 20.03.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger

    After the positive feedback for the preceded two “Congresses Hidden Hunger”, the University of Hohenheim, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim and the Society of Nutrition and Food Science have decided to host a third event in Stuttgart.

    Focus this time lays on the current status of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other programmes fighting world famine and poverty.  Further steps and strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger shall also be discussed.

    In order to share ideas and gain understanding political parties and industry representatives as well as representatives of civil society and advocacy groups (NGOs) are provided this international platform. Young scientists and members of small organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to participate in the congress. They are invited to supplement the event with a presentation of their ideas for cooperation and implementation of different measures in the fight against world famine.

  • 10.03.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    1st Hamburg Workshop on Agent-based Modeling of Environmental Challenges and Climate Policy

    Abstract submission deadline 5 February 2017

    Even though Agent-based Models (ABMs) are considered to provide more realistic representations of socio-economics than others do, they still have to be applied to climate change.

    In order to do so, the Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change (FNU) and the Research Group Climate Change and Security (CLISEC) in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) aim to provide a platform for PhD students and scientists that work on ABMs of environmental challenges and climate policy by organizing this 1st workshop on the topic at Hamburg university. 

  • 06.03.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    International Symposium on "The effects of global change on floods, fluvial geomorphology and related hazards in mountainous rivers"

    The symposium aims to bring together researchers from several disciplines, such as hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, geography, economy (and any other related discipline) to discuss the effects of global change over the river system in relation with floods.

    Hereby the understanding of how rivers are likely to evolve as a result of global change shall be improved and hazards, associated with this environmental change, will be addressed.

    The symposium is divided into four main topics:

    • Modelling global change (i.e. climate and land-use) at relevant spatial (regional, local) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
    • Measuring and modelling river floods from the hydrological, sediment transport (both suspended and bedload) and channel morphology points ofview at different spatial (from the catchment to the reach) and temporal (from the long-term to the single-event) scales.
    • Evaluation and assessment of current and future river flooding hazards and risks in a global change perspective.
    • Catchment management to face river floodsin a changing world.

    The number of participants is limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

  • 05.03.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    BSPIN Workshop prior to IPBES-5

    (free) registration until 25 February 2017

    Prior to the IPBES stakeholder day and the IPBES-5 Plenary, the BSPIN (Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists) is going to hold a workshop in Bonn to discuss science-policy related research and inform about the IPBES process and fellowship programme.