in Berlin on 25 April 2017.


The aim of these workshops is to exchange views and build capacity on the lessons learned on and future possibilities for environmental tax reform, with a view to unlock financing for biodiversity and sustainable land use.

Target audience: experts, members of civil society (e.g. NGOs) and decision-makers.

Topics discussed: opportunities and barriers to the use of economic instruments, methods of engagement, windows of opportunity to engage, and designing instruments to improve their acceptability

The workshop will be an interesting opportunity for you to meet and discuss with people working on similar issues in other EU countries.

Please note that there are some funding available to cover the cost of travel and hotels for some workshop participants.

The workshop is by invitation only, so please register with Sandra Mootoosamy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know if you will be able to accept our invitation.

 

Agenda: Capacity building, programmatic development and communication in the field of environmental taxation and budgetary reform(click for details)
Biodiversity & Land Use Workshop, 20 April 2017, Berlin
 
 

TA:2ND CALL FOR PROPOSALS
DETAILS OF THE ELTER TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS SCHEME CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Call opening: 2 January 2017
Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2017
Evaluation of proposals: before 31 March 2017
Awarding of grants: 14 April 2017 (tentative date)

What research is encouraged?
The eLTER TA Call encourages a bottom-up design of research activities to be conducted at one or more of the sites involved in the project. The recommended framework for research themes is ecosystem/biodiversity responses to abiotic drivers, placing emphasis on climate change and nitrogen deposition, thereby considering climate (meteorological) data, soil parameters, soil solution/runoff chemistry, nutrient cycling variables, and information on ground vegetation. However, proposals covering other themes are also encouraged. Furthermore, proposals considering socio-economic research themes are welcomed, since several LTSER platforms are included in the eLTER TA Scheme.

The selection criteria will mainly consider:
Scientific excellence of the work proposed
Promising young scientists at the start of their career
Feasibility of the proposed application in accordance with the site manager
Formal eligibility.

Successful applicants can expect to benefit from the free use of eLTER facilities, services and support offered by the TA sites and their staff. They may use the sites' instruments and may access past data measured at the sites.
Successful applicants will receive funding to cover travel expenses, hotel or other accommodation and eligible out of pocket expenses. Upon request, support will be provided before, during, and after the time TA is provided.

THE 9TH WORLD CONFERENCE OF THE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PARTNERSHIP (ESP)
SHENZHEN, CHINA
11-15 DECEMBER 2017

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The conference will facilitate a broad range of topics on the latest state-of-the-art on the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services. The overarching theme this year will likely focus on the role of ecosystem services in ecosystem restoration and nature based solutions in natural, rural and urban areas.


For information on the conference: http://es-partnership.org/esp-conferences/world-conference-2017/

For information on ESP: www.es-partnership.org

 

LI CONFERENCE 2017 ‘LANDSCAPE AS INFRASTRUCTURE’
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, U.K.
22-23 JUNE 2017

Landscape practitioners are significantly involved in major infrastructure projects, increasingly playing a leading role. The way in which landscape works as an infrastructure in its own right, as well as the need to rethink conventional infrastructures as landscapes will be at the heart of the LI’s annual conference, due to take place on 22 and 23 June 2017 in Manchester in partnership with the LI North West Branch, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester.

Day one of the conference will include plenary sessions. On the second day we will explore a number of CPD-approved seminars and discussions under the banner of the conference. Day two will also include guided site visits in and around the city centres of Manchester and Salford.

The submission period for proposals for the conference has now closed. The LI’s conference group is assessing the proposals, and aims to respond by the end of February. This is the first time that the LI has invited colleagues and members to propose sessions for the annual conference, and we received several high-quality submissions. We would like to thank everyone who got in touch.

Link: https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/event/li-conference-2017/

 

LAND-SYSTEM SCIENCE FOR ANALYSING DYNAMIC LANDSCAPES:
DATA, TOOLS AND MODELS
SEMINARHOTEL LIHN, FILZBACH GLARUS-NORD, SWITZERLAND
27. AUGUST 2017 – 01. SEPTEMBER 2017

Organizer:     Zentrum Landschaft
Language:     English
Type of event: Workshop
Audience:     PhD students and Postdocs around the world (max. 20 students)

You will develop an integrated view on land-use change and landscape assessment. You learn to use/apply state-of-the-art data, tools and models for spatial analyses and efficiently translate your scientific findings to practitioners working in the field of land-use and landscape management..
Land use and the resulting landscape character is the result of complex human–environment interactions. The complexity of these processes increasingly challenges planners, environmental agencies and policy makers. In this summer school the students learn how science can support practitioners in their decisions on sustainable land-use/landscape development. They develop skills in data processing (remote sensing, 2D, 3D), apply a range of models (ranging from statistical models and frameworks to cellular automata), and learn about efficient tools for stakeholder involvement (e.g., landscape visualisation and perception by people). Topics addressed include urbanisation, land abandonment, ecosystem service mapping, conservation management, socio-economic development as well as conflict assessments between different land-use interests.

Requirements: Interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex land systems; interest in science-practice interfaces; basic knowledge in R, ArcGIS.
Costs: 500 CHFr (accommodation and full board for the entire week).
Travels or transfers within Switzerland is not included.

Deadline for Registration: 1 May 2017
Link:http://www.wsl.ch/forschung/landschaft/zentrum/Summer_School_2017_Land-change/index_EN

 

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