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14 - 17, 2006 in and around Siena, Italy
Presented by the University of Siena and Global Footprint Network
At Footprint Forum 2006 you will have the opportunity to:
about practical tools developed by Ecological Footprint practitioners.
Hear leaders from Europe, Asia, the US, and Australia share about
the results they are achieving in their communities and companies.
basic and advanced training in the application of the Ecological
Footprint. Registration for the Footprint Training is now available.
inspired by our keynote speakers including Jacqueline McGlade,
Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Simon Upton,
Chair of the OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Development, Mick
Bourke, Chair of EPA Victoria, Enzo Tiezzi, University of Siena
in Global Footprint Networks partner meetings to develop
our strategy for the next 5 years.
more information visit www.footprintforum.org.
Conference on "Efficiency, environment & employment 2006"
June 8-9, 2006, Vienna, Austria
This conference aims to identify framework conditions that promote
or inhibit synergies between economic efficiency, environment and
employment, to share experiences of local, regional and national
projects in Europe and beyond and to disseminate relevant information
about success and failures to policymakers, businesses, local authorities,
NGOs and other social actors. The
main organisers of the conference are SERI and the European Environment
Agency (EEA) in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture,
Forestry, Environment and Water, the European Topic Centre for Waste
and Resources, and other partners. The
full programme will be available on the website www.eee2006.org
May 2, 2006.
Liphe4 Summer School 2006
to 22 July 2006
The Scientific Association LIPHE4 announces the Third Summer School
on "Procedures and Toolkits for Integrated and Participatory
Analyses of Sustainability", to be held at the environmental
education centre CEMACAM Torre Guil in Murcia, Spain, from 16 to
22 July 2006.
Topics for the 2006 summer school:
(i) Integrated Assessment for sustainability - epistemological and
(ii) Resource use patterns in industrialized and developing countries
Tool and methods for organizing scientific information for decision
(iv) Resources, time, and land - operationalizing the analysis of
(v) Geographical Information Systems applied to the Integrated Analysis
(vi) Participatory approaches and Multicriteria Evaluation Methods
For more information please log on to the website www.liphe4.org/school.html
for Papers - Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global
Environmental Change 2006
The Berlin Conference Steering Committee and its partners invite
papers for this years Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions
of Global Environmental Change 2006. The 2006 conference will be
the sixth event in
the series of annual Berlin Conferences.
years discussions will address the theme 'Resource Policies:
Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity'. The conference will be held
in Berlin from 17-18 November 2006. Paper proposals are expected
by 15 June 2006. All paper submissions will be reviewed by an international
review panel. Notification of the decision will be sent by e-mail
no later than 15 July 2006. Full papers are expected by 1 November
the Call for Papers here.
Participatory Approaches in Science & Technology (PATH)
Conference. 4th-7th June 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The PATH conference aims to explore how best to involve stakeholders
and the public in policy development and decision-making on science
and technology issues. The conference will bring together policy
makers, practitioners and academics to exchange knowledge and explore
future directions for public participation in these areas. Using
a combination of keynote speakers; papers addressing state of the
art theory and practical examples; and interactive sessions exploring
best practice approaches, participants will consider experiences
and innovative ideas from around the world. The conference will
be small and focussed with a limited attendance of around 120 delegates.
The conference is part of the PATH project, a Science and Society
Coordination Action funded under European Commission 6th Framework
Programme for Research.
For further information visit: http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/PATHconference/
- 40th anniversary conference: The Future of Science, Technology
and Innovation Policy - Linking Research And Practice
11-13 September, 2006, Brighton, United Kingdom
SPRU celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2006 with a conference taking
place on the 11-13 of September which invites participants to engage
in a critical evaluation of the present and future research agenda
of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) field. This conference
will explore empirical, theoretical and applied policy approaches
to enable us to conceptualise the contradictory nature of modern
science, technology and innovation, and thus provide practical policy
guidance. We are particularly interested in contributions that address
the intersections of science, technology and innovation and adopt
forward-looking approaches in investigating their impacts on society.
For further information please visit the Conference website at www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/conf2006.
meeting 2006 "dematerialization across scales: measurement, empirical
evidence, future options"
September 13-14, 2006, Vienna Austria
Back to back with a policy dialogue "dematerialization why and how?"
September 15, 2006
For further information: http://www.iff.ac.at/socec/conaccount2006
ALTER-Net Training Course An Introduction to Ecological-economic
Modelling for Designing and Evaluating Biodiversity Conservation Policies
18-23 September 2006, Bad Schandau (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz,
Ecological-economic modelling is a helpful way of combining social
and natural science knowledge to achieve better results for biodiversity
conservation policies. The importance of this methodology is being
documented by an increasing number of research articles in leading
economic as well as ecological journals.
The course addresses young scientists (PhD students and young post-docs)
from ecology, economics or modelling. It offers an introduction into
the main ecological and economic concepts of conservation as well
as ecological-economic modelling. Emphasis is placed on both lectures
and active teamwork on given manageable projects. For more information
Biennual Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics
on "Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being"
15-18 December, 2006, New Delhi.
- submission of abstracts: July 31, 2006
- intimation of acceptance: August 31, 2006
- submission of full paper: October 31, 2006
more information visit http://www.isee2006.com/index.htm
2007: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences for Sustainability
5-8th June 2007, UFZ - Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig,
European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), in co-operation
with the German associations for ecological economics VÖÖ
and VÖW, invite you to meet in Leipzig for the 7th international
The conference will explore contemporary scientific approaches for
putting the concept of Sustainable Development into research and
into practice, and it will focus on bridging natural and social
sciences. It will address sustainability topics such as loss of
biodiversity, human vulnerability to global change and water problems
on all geographical and institutional levels. The conference aims
to contribute to a better understanding of societal and natural
processes and their interaction by integrating scientific methodologies
to overcome the shortcomings of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
approaches. Impediments to inter- and transdisciplinary research
will be examined and new research concepts for sustainability identified.
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