TIAS Webinar: Enhancing Social Impact Assessment

Date: Thu. May 15, 2014
Time: 10.00 – 11.45 AM (CEST, GMT +2)

The TIAS webinar, Enhancing Social Impact Assessment, will examine the state of the art in SIA, those areas requiring strengthening and improved guidance, experiences in the application of SIA to the assessment of distributional impacts, and the establishment of a TIAS working group on the subject.

Organized and hosted by The Integrated Assessment Society
Chaired by Jan Bakkes, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and TIAS VP.

Feature presentations

“Challenges and developments in SIA at the project level”
Prof. Frank Vanclay,Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen

“Distributional impacts of environmental policies in Germany”
Dr.Klaus Jakob, Research Director, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin

“Measuring the social impact of business: Current practices and challenges”
Kitrhona Cerri, Manager, Redefining Value, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

To participate, please send your name, affiliation, email and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours to: info@tias-web.info 
Since space is limited please send your registration by the close of the business day (CEST) Monday, May 12th.

Download the full announcement.

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International PhD Workshop Environment-Energy-Climate: Call for Abstracts

With its upcoming PhD workshop on Friday 06.06.2014 and Saturday 07.06.2014 (09:00-18:00), the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at Freie Universität Berlin is bringing together 30 young researchers from various disciplines to present and discuss their work in an informal and constructive atmosphere. The workshop sections cover a broad range of issues and contributions from all areas of environmental, climate and energy policy and politics on the international, national and local level are welcome. The workshop provides a forum for PhD researchers to present papers related or not to their dissertations. Participation is free of charge.

Specific themes are: sustainability and climate governance, sustainability at the local level and renewable energy & energy efficiency worldwide.

Abstracts (max. 200 words) outlining the aims and methods of individual papers should be sent to phdgroup.ffu@gmail.com by the 7th of April 2014.

For further details please contact: phdgroup.ffu@gmail.com

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TIAS Newsletter March 2014

The newest TIAS Newsletter March 2014 is available now, with:

  • Feature article on Social Impact Assessment
  • Experiences with Environmental Impact Assessment in various countries
  • Announcements of a new book and events

Your publication or event in the next issue? Send an e-mail to jhalbe@uos.de

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Opening for Professor specialisation in China and global/regional governance of climate and environmental change

The Institute of Society and Globalisation, University of Roskilde (DK) invites applications for a professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) within ‘China and global/regional governance of climate and environmental change’. Applicants with documented research qualifications within China’s role in regional and global governance of climate and environmental change are preferred. Applicants with extensive field research experience and a cross-disciplinary approach are preferred. A MSO professorship is for a period of five years with the possibility of extension for three more years. The position is to be filled by 1 August 2014 or soon thereafter. Applications no later than Friday May 9, 2014.

More information: http://www.ruc.dk/en/job/vip/

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Associate professor or assistant professor in ‘Social Change and Societal Transformations’

The Institute of Society and Globalisation (ISG) at Roskilde University, DK, invites applications for a position as associate professor or assistant professor in ‘Social Change and Societal Transformations’. The position is to be filled by August 1, 2014 or shortly after.

Applicants with solid knowledge of social change and societal transformations in one or several of the Nordic countries will be preferred. Applicants are expected to be interested (and if possible also experienced) in a combination of lecture driven and project‐based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment with scholars from different social science disciplines.
For more information: http://www.ruc.dk/en/job/vip/


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Keynotes of CIRCLE-2 Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation March 10-12, 2014 now available

CIRCLE-2 is a European Network of 34 institutions from 23 countries committed to funding research and share knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes.

Keynote presentations at the networks final conference, “Adaptation Frontiers”, that took place  in Lisbon  March 10-12 were livestreamed and can still be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/livestreaming-pt/adaptation-frontiers

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Oxford Adaptation Academy, 10th – 30th August 2014

The Oxford Adaptation Academy is intended for professionals who wish to strengthen their knowledge base and competencies in climate change adaptation. Participants have the opportunity to develop their technical and leadership skills through project work and practical case studies. The Academy is run jointly with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

For more information: http://www.climateadaptation.cc/adaptationacademy/

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