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6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Adaptation Futures 2020 in India. The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from April 27-30, 2020. It is the sixth in the[...]
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Apr
27
Mon
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Adaptation Futures 2020 in India.

The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from April 27-30, 2020. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia. Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program, which is one of the four components of World Climate Programme (WCP) based on the World Meteorological Organisation Congress XVI Resolution 18. As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world.

India due to its high reliance on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water, and forestry for resources and livelihoods faces an urgent need for adapting to the risks posed by climate change. The country has been making significant efforts over the years to bring adaptation issues to the forefront in the evolving global climate regime. The Government of India has also formulated mechanisms to integrate adaptation action as part of the developmental process under the National and State Action Plans on Climate Change. India along with other developing nations, has been instrumental in putting forth a global goal of adaptation with an aim of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability under the Paris Climate Agreement. While adaptation requires local and national set of actions, there is a need for significant global cooperation in meeting the resource requirements of developing countries. In this context, Adaptation Futures 2020 will be an ideal opportunity to give visibility to the adaptation requirements of developing and generate significant dialogues around actionable solutions.

May
3
Sun
European Geoscience Union: EGU General Assembly
May 3 – May 8 all-day
European Geoscience Union: EGU General Assembly

The EGU General Assembly 2020 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.

May
29
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Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day
Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation

From May 29th – June 1st 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation. The Vienna conference will explicitly focus on exploring strategies for a degrowth transformation, complementing the 2020 international degrowth conference in Manchester. The conference is hosted by the association Degrowth Vienna as well as several university institutes from Vienna. It will take place at the University of Vienna and Semper Depot.

The conference will have a participatory design, including a thorough documentation process to generate tangible outcomes for the degrowth movement and research community. The conference consists of two main parts, firstly understanding past and future transformations and the role of strategies and secondly, strategies in practice.

Scholars, practitioners, activists and artists are warmly invited to send proposals before December 31th, 2019 for one or more of the three different forms of contributions: 1) Submitting to a Standard Session, 2) Faciliating a Workshop Session or 3) Hosting Consecutive Session. Within these forms, different formats are welcome, and participants are encouraged you to develop the format which fits your purpose best. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Keep in mind, this conference has a thematic focus on strategies for degrowth, which requires that only submissions closely related to this theme can be accepted.

Jun
3
Wed
Annual Summer Conference -European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
Annual Summer Conference -European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for two days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere. The 2020 AERE Summer Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 3-5, 2020.

2020 Summer Conference Organizing Committee
David Kelly, University of Miami
Christopher Parmeter, University of Miami

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
Dresden Nexus Conference 2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Jun
5
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Environment Day
Jun 5 all-day
Environment Day

Humans are both creatures and moulders of their environment, which gives them physical sustenance and affords them the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, humans have acquired the power to transform their environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale.

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries.

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29
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EADI ISS Conference 2020: EADI ISS Conference 2020: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice #eadi2020iss
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day
EADI ISS Conference 2020: EADI ISS Conference 2020: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice #eadi2020iss

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) announce the 16th EADI General Conference, to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July 2020. The conference will be hosted by the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), one of Europe’s oldest and largest centres for research and education in the field of development studies. It will be combined with the Development Dialogue, the annual European conference of PhD candidates working in development studies.

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22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day
22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Association for Heterodox Economics. Funded post graduate workshop on advanced reseach methods.

The AHE has established a reputation as a major forum for the discussion and development of interdisciplinary and pluralistic alternatives to mainstream economics. It is committed to strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and to the development of heterodox economic theories. We especially encourage submissions from scholars who are underrepresented in Economics, such as women, people of color, and people from the Global South.

Jul
19
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38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society “Hindsight in 2020: Learning from the Past to Inspire the Future”
Jul 19 – Jul 23 all-day
38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society "Hindsight in 2020: Learning from the Past to Inspire the Future"

Please mark your calendar and plan on taking part in the International Conferences of the System Dynamics Society in 2020 and 2021.

2020
38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
“Hindsight in 2020: Learning from the Past to Inspire the Future”
July 19-23, 2020
Bergen, Norway

2021
39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
July 25-29, 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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7th International Degrowth and 16th ISEE Joint Conference Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis
Sep 1 – Sep 5 all-day
7th International Degrowth and 16th ISEE Joint Conference Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis

Come to Manchester in September 2020 to meet with other activists, artists and scholars to explore how alternative livelihoods can respond to the worsening ecological and climate crisis.

We face a worsening ecological and climate crisis and that requires an urgent transformation of the the ways we organise, produce and consume. Alternative livelihoods could be the key to this in a democratic society that has gone beyond economic growth.

How can we ensure both social justice and ecological justice for the peoples of the Global South and North? How can we mobilise political support for the necessary transformations? How can we make the transition environmentally and socially sustainable, politically viable and democratically legitimate?

This conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, artists and activists in order to discuss these many challenges. There will be workshops, debates and discussions, artistic performances, walking tours and installations on the themes of the conference. It will also seek to contribute to local activist initiatives. It will strive not only to demonstrate and explore cutting-edge thinking on alternative sustainable livelihoods but also encourage political mobilisation amongst academics, activists, artists and policy practitioners.

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29
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XV Congress of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics, 29-31 January 2020, Toledo/Spain @ Calle San Pedro Mártir, 7, 45002 Toledo, España
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
XV Congress of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics, 29-31 January 2020, Toledo/Spain @ Calle San Pedro Mártir, 7, 45002 Toledo, España

The University of Valladolid is member of the Spanish Association of Energy Economics / Asociación Española para la Economía Energética (AEEE), a new Spain-wide network of energy modellers and Spanish branch of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). The Network organises a first conference under the motto “Decarbonising our energy supply: Moving from words to deeds / La descarbonización energética: de las palabras a los hechos“.

The conference will take place on 29, 30 and 31 January 2020 in the University of Castile-La Mancha, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in Toledo/Spain, and is open to the participation of national and international scientists as well as public and private sector representatives.

The University of Valladolid will present the MEDEAS II models as part of the conference.
More information can be found at: http://www.aeee.es/xv_congreso_aeee/

Feb
4
Tue
Conference: Forests for Biodiversity & Climate Change @ Charlemagne building, European Commission
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day
Conference: Forests for Biodiversity & Climate Change @ Charlemagne building, European Commission

Forests cover approximately 30% of the Earth’s land area, host 80% of its biodiversity; support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world’s population.

At the EU level, forests cover approximately 42% of the land area. In addition to providing economic and job opportunities to local communities, forests are an irreplaceable biodiversity reservoirs and carbon sinks; they prevent soil erosion; they provide clean water through filtration; they clean the air; they play a central role in risk reduction measures vis-à-vis natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, erosion or landslides; and they support leisure and recreation, essential for human health.

The world’s forests are in serious danger from deforestation and forest degradation, with a forest area of 1.3 million square kilometres lost between 1990 and 2016. Pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future, due to increasing demand of timber coming from the bioenergy the bioeconomy sectors, in a context where illegal logging continues to be recorded in a number of Countries. Overall, protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.

In this context, DG Environment organises an international Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate Change on 4th and 5th February 2020 in Brussels (Charlemagne building, European Commission).

Feb
5
Wed
Horizon 2050: Towards a greener, smarter world @ ING Marnix, Rue du Trône 1
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Horizon 2050: Towards a greener, smarter world @ ING Marnix, Rue du Trône 1

The incoming European Commission’s policy agenda is arguably its most ambitious to date. During its five year term, the Commission will seek legally binding commitments to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, unlock €1 trillion in green transition financing by 2030, and take a global leadership role in the governance of artificial intelligence, among other headline goals. It will also launch Horizon Europe, its largest ever research and innovation programme, with a clearly defined range of impact targets.

In February, the Science|Business Annual Network Conference will bring together over 300 stakeholders for two main purposes: first, to take stock of latest developments around the key pillars of the new agenda; and second, to explore their implications for the science, technology and innovation communities that will have a critical role to play in driving progress. By extension, it will address the challenge of developing the next generation(s) of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs who will have a leading role to play in delivering a climate-neutral, sustainable Europe by 2050.

Feb
6
Thu
Eighth IAERE Annual Conference @ University of Brescia
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Eighth IAERE Annual Conference @ University of Brescia

IAERE is glad to announce its Eighth Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Brescia on February 6th-7th, 2020.

Important dates:
30 November 2019: deadline for paper/long abstract submission
7 January 2020: notifications of paper/long abstract acceptance
20 January 2020: deadline for registration for inclusion in the Programme
6-7 February 2020: Conference

Mar
22
Sun
World water day
Mar 22 all-day
World water day

World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.

Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives.

Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases.

Apr
27
Mon
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Adaptation Futures 2020 in India.

The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from April 27-30, 2020. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia. Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program, which is one of the four components of World Climate Programme (WCP) based on the World Meteorological Organisation Congress XVI Resolution 18. As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world.

India due to its high reliance on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water, and forestry for resources and livelihoods faces an urgent need for adapting to the risks posed by climate change. The country has been making significant efforts over the years to bring adaptation issues to the forefront in the evolving global climate regime. The Government of India has also formulated mechanisms to integrate adaptation action as part of the developmental process under the National and State Action Plans on Climate Change. India along with other developing nations, has been instrumental in putting forth a global goal of adaptation with an aim of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability under the Paris Climate Agreement. While adaptation requires local and national set of actions, there is a need for significant global cooperation in meeting the resource requirements of developing countries. In this context, Adaptation Futures 2020 will be an ideal opportunity to give visibility to the adaptation requirements of developing and generate significant dialogues around actionable solutions.

May
3
Sun
European Geoscience Union: EGU General Assembly
May 3 – May 8 all-day
European Geoscience Union: EGU General Assembly

The EGU General Assembly 2020 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.

May
29
Fri
Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day
Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation

From May 29th – June 1st 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation. The Vienna conference will explicitly focus on exploring strategies for a degrowth transformation, complementing the 2020 international degrowth conference in Manchester. The conference is hosted by the association Degrowth Vienna as well as several university institutes from Vienna. It will take place at the University of Vienna and Semper Depot.

The conference will have a participatory design, including a thorough documentation process to generate tangible outcomes for the degrowth movement and research community. The conference consists of two main parts, firstly understanding past and future transformations and the role of strategies and secondly, strategies in practice.

Scholars, practitioners, activists and artists are warmly invited to send proposals before December 31th, 2019 for one or more of the three different forms of contributions: 1) Submitting to a Standard Session, 2) Faciliating a Workshop Session or 3) Hosting Consecutive Session. Within these forms, different formats are welcome, and participants are encouraged you to develop the format which fits your purpose best. Each session lasts 90 minutes. Keep in mind, this conference has a thematic focus on strategies for degrowth, which requires that only submissions closely related to this theme can be accepted.

Jun
3
Wed
Annual Summer Conference -European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
Annual Summer Conference -European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for two days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere. The 2020 AERE Summer Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 3-5, 2020.

2020 Summer Conference Organizing Committee
David Kelly, University of Miami
Christopher Parmeter, University of Miami

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
Dresden Nexus Conference 2020: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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