Call for abstracts for the 2012 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Call for Papers are invited on the topic “Evidence for Sustainable Development” 2012 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change from 5th to 6th October 2012 at Berlin. This event will be organized by the Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin in association with the EC-FP7-Network of Excellence LIAISE (‘Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise’).
Societies are increasingly confronted with complex, interconnected economic, social and environmental problems right from the climate change to stock market crashes. Public and private decisions to fulfill these challenges affect future generations and in a globalized world oftentimes impact on societies abroad. This is why the evidence base of decision-making is of growing importance. Many countries have established institutions including assessment procedures, advisory councils, evaluation clauses and initiated research programmes to collect evidence and to assess policies with regard to their impacts on different problems which modern societies face. This is meant to take possible side effects into account thereby improving the quality of decision-making and contributing to sustainable development.
Deadline for paper abstracts: 1 April, 2012
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Paper submission and selection
Paper proposals (max. 300 words) are invited for submission through the conference website by 1 April, 2012 (registration for paper submission will be open soon). Submissions will then be reviewed anonymously by an international reviewer panel. Acceptance will be decided on the basis of scientific quality (theoretical, methodological, new empirical evidence) and best fit with the conference topics. Notification of acceptance will be announced by 30 June, 2012. Full papers are expected by 15 September, 2012.
The conference hosts aim to make funds available to support travel of researchers from developing countries and of young researchers. However, as these funds are limited, contributors are encouraged to identify other sources for funding as well.
Dr. Sabine Weiland Conference Chair Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|Subject(s)||HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY|