• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.  

  • 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.

  • 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

    Register now!

    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

    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?
  • 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?
  • 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. 

  • 09.02.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    Raumwissenschaftliches Kolloquium 2017: Mehr Engagement – Mehr Nachhaltigkeit? Städtische Transformation und zivilgesellschaftliche Initiativen

    Anmeldeschluss: 20. Januar 2017

    Das Raumwissenschaftliche Kolloquium ist eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung der fünf raumwissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (ARL – Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung, IfL – Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung, IÖR – Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, IRS – Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung).

    Alle zwei Jahre lädt es Expertinnen und Experten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Verwaltung zur Diskussion aktueller Fragen der Raumentwicklung ein. Im diesjährigen Forum soll vor allem die Frage des Potenzials zivilgesellschaftlicher Initiativen im städtischen Wandel zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit behandelt werden, deren Rahmenbedingungen sowie Interdependenzen mit nationalen und internationalen Bemühungen.

  • 09.02.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    5. Nationales IPBES-Forum

    Anmeldung bis zum 20. Januar 2017

    Das 5. Nationale Forum des Weltbiodiversitätsrates IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) informiert Teilnehmer/innen über laufende IPBES-Aktivitäten. Gemeinsam sollen Entwicklungen wie z.B. die des Assessments zu „Szenarien und Modellierung von Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen“ (IPBES Arbeitselement 3c) diskutiert und nationale Positionen in Vorbereitung auf das fünfte Plenum des IPBES herausgearbeitet werden.

    Das Forum wird im Auftrag der Bundesministerien für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) sowie für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) von der Deutschen IPBES-Koordinierungsstelle ausgerichtet und stellt für interessierte Akteure und Interessensgruppen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Nichtregierungsorganisationen sowie für weitere relevante Interessensgruppen und Akteure eine etablierte Plattform dar.

  • 25.01.2017

    Veranstaltung in Deutschland

    ReWaM-Statuskonferenz: Wasserpraxis zwischen Rahmen und Richtlinien

    Anmeldungen bis zum 11. Januar 2017

    Unter dem Motto „Wasserpraxis zwischen Rahmen und Richtlinien“ treffen sich am 25. und 26. Januar 2017 im Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center in Dresden Akteure aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Praxis.
    Im Fokus der Statuskonferenz stehen erste Ergebnisse aus der Fördermaßnahme „Regionales Wasserressourcen-Management für den nachhaltigen Gewässerschutz in Deutschland“ (ReWaM). Die vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderten 15 Projekte werden mit eigenen Ständen präsentiert.

    Um Wege aufzuzeigen, wie sich verschiedene Nutzungsformen von Gewässern mit ihrem Schutz in Einklang bringen lassen, benötigt die wasserwirtschaftliche Praxis passfähige und anwendungsorientierte Wissens-, Informations- und Entscheidungsgrundlagen, die regionale Akteure sowie die Bedürfnisse der Öffentlichkeit berücksichtigen.

    Das Vernetzungs- und Transfervorhaben ReWaMnet, das von der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG) durchgeführt wird, lädt im Namen des BMBF alle interessierten Vertreter aus Wasserwirtschaft, Politik, Verwaltung und Forschung zur Statuskonferenz ein.