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  1. » „Kapitalismus 4.0 für nachhhaltige Entwicklung?“ (21. November 2011)
    Podiumsiskussion

Organisation/Location: Universität Bonn / Germany
Dates: Montag, den 21. November 2011, 18:00 Uhr bis ca. 21:00 Uhr
Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Rheinischen Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn
Anmeldefrist bis 16. November 2011
Teilnehmerzahl bergrenzt
Website: http://www3.uni-bonn.de/forschung/euroconsult/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/euroconsult/veranstaltungskalender/veranstaltungen

  1. » “Beyond the Crossroads”: New Issues, Persistent Problems. Linking food security, sustainability science and sustainability politics (9.+10. November 2011)
    International conference + Public event

Organisation/Location: VDW e.V., Berlin, Germany
Dates: Anmeldung und Informationen unter: info
oder: www.zukunftderernaehrung.org
Konferenzsprache ist Englisch.
Website: http://www.zukunftderernaehrung.org/en/events/event-4.html

  1. » International conference “Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas” (16-18 April 2012)
    2nd Call for Papers

Organisation/Location: Hohenheim University Stuttgart / Germany
Dates: conference date 16-18 April 2012
Submission of abstracts to the conference website until 15 November 2011
Website: https://uplands2012.uni-hohenheim.de

  1. » International Seminar on Sustainable Land Use and the Food Chain “From the Producer to the Consumer” (1 – 3 December 2011)
    Invitation and Call for Papers

Organisation/Location: ISSDA International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture, Goettingen, Germany
Dates: 1 – 3 December 2011
Synthesis papers and proposals for contributions should be submitted for review before 15 November 2011 to info
Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13

  1. » „Kapitalismus 4.0 für nachhaltige Entwicklung?“ (21. November 2011)
    Podiumsiskussion

Organisation/Location: Universität Bonn / Germany
Dates: Montag, den 21. November 2011, 18:00 Uhr bis ca. 21:00 Uhr
Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Rheinischen Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn
Anmeldefrist bis 16. November 2011
Teilnehmerzahl bergrenzt
Website: http://www3.uni-bonn.de/forschung/euroconsult/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/euroconsult/veranstaltungskalender/veranstaltungen

Details:

Diskussionsrunde zum Thema „Kapitalismus 4.0 für nachhaltige Entwicklung?“ im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe „Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Risikomanagement in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit“
an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Der einführende Vortrag zum Thema „Kapitalismus 4.0 für nachhaltige Entwicklung? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Politikinnovation in der post‐2008 Ära“ wird gehalten von:
Dr. Inge Kaul (Global Policy Studies, Hertie School of Governance)

An der Podiumsdiskussion nehmen teil:
Dr. Tilman Altenburg (Abteilung „Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und soziale Entwicklung“, Deutsches Institut für Ent‐wicklungspolitik)
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Hakenes (Lehrstuhl für Finanzwirtschaft, Rheinische Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn)
Dr. Inge Kaul (Global Policy Studies, Hertie School of Governance)
Dr. Jürgen Wiemann (Vizepräsident der European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes)

Gruß‐ / Schlusswort sowie Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fohrmann (Rektor der Rheinischen Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn)

In der Bundesstadt Bonn und der umliegenden Region sind eine Vielzahl von Akteuren mit einem ausgewiesenen Schwerpunkt im Bereich „nachhaltige Entwicklung und Risikomanagement“ angesiedelt. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltungsreihe soll sowohl ein Forum zur Vernetzung aller wichtigen Akteure und zur Nutzung vorhandener Synergien und Potentiale geboten als auch die Sichtbarmachung Bonns als internationale Wissenschaftsstadt befördert werden. Die Veranstaltungsreihe „Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Risikomanagement in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit“ wird in Zusammenarbeit von EuroConsult Research & Education, der Rheinischen Friedrich‐Wilhelms‐Universität Bonn und der European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) organisiert.

Da die Finanz‐ und Wirtschaftskrise derzeit das beherrschende Thema auf den nationalen und interna‐tionalen Agenden ist, widmet sich die Auftaktveranstaltung der Reihe der Frage der Vereinbarkeit von Kapitalismus und nachhaltiger Entwicklung.

Anmeldung:
Eine verbindliche Anmeldung für die Veranstaltungsteilnahme erfolgt per E‐Mail an sellner@uni‐bonn.de oder per Online‐Formular: http://www3.uni‐bonn.de/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/euroconsult/veranstaltungskalender

Anmeldefrist ist Mittwoch, der 16. November 2011. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. Anmeldungen werden in der Reihenfolge ihres Eingangs berücksichtigt.

Website: http://www3.uni-bonn.de/forschung/euroconsult/forschung/forschungsfoerderung/euroconsult/veranstaltungskalender/veranstaltungen

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  1. » “Beyond the Crossroads”: New Issues, Persistent Problems. Linking food security, sustainability science and sustainability politics (9.+10. November 2011)
    International conference + Public event

Organisation/Location: VDW e.V., Berlin, Germany
Dates: Anmeldung und Informationen unter: info
oder: www.zukunftderernaehrung.org
Konferenzsprache ist Englisch.
Website: http://www.zukunftderernaehrung.org/en/events/event-4.html

Details:

1. Internationale High-Level-Konferenz

The time is right to convene an initiative to analyse the impact of IAASTD, to look at emerging issues and to strengthen endeavours for a permanent assessment on agriculture within a broad, partici-patory, and transparent global network in which UN-organisations like UNEP and FAO play a key role as much as civil society organisa-tions, scientists and interested national governments from the South and the North.
To support this aim, we have launched a “Berlin Declaration” with which as many scientists, decision makers and civil society repre-sentatives can declare their commitment to the sake of a regular global agricultural assessment.

Participation only after registration via: info

The conference will be held in English.

2. International Public event at City Hall Berlin

We are inviting scientists, policymakers and civil society to share their insights, experiences and ideas for achieving the MDG 1 better today than tomorrow at the public event: „Courageous Commitment to a world without hunger.“ November 10th, 19.00-21.30h, Berlin, City Hall

Key note speakers:

  • David Segovia, Bank of the South, Ecuador
  • Elba Rivera Urbina, W8 Oxfam Int., Nicaragua
  • Hartmut Graßl, former director of World Climate Research Program, laureate of the DBU
  • Judy Wakhungu, African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenia

Roundtable:

  • Hans Herren, Vice-Chair of IAASTD, laureate of world food pric
  • Gert Müller, Under-secretary of State for Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection

Moderator: Christiane Grefe, DIE ZEIT, Germany

Invitation and program of the public event can be downloaded here.

Registration appreciated via: info

Conference materials can be downloaded here.

The public event will be held in German.

Background
Persistent Problems

Since in April 2008 the final Intergovernmental Panel in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, has accepted the reports and summaries of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), its core questions and issues have become even more urgent. How to:

  • reduce hunger and poverty,
  • improve rural livelihoods and human health, and
  • reach equitable, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development?

While many international political summits and conferences on hunger and international aid have been taken place and pleasant final communiqués been aired, real politics in most countries turned out to do business as usual. Just the same pattern we’ve seen following the I. Assessment Report (AR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1990. But at the time when the IV. AR of the IPCC has been published in 2007, national and global politics finally noticed, taking the findings and conclusions seriously and indicating that it is of utmost importance to deliver complex assessments to decision makers not once but time and again.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG), especially MDG 1 might not be accomplished until 2015, other MDG show also a very mixed balance. In 2011, as in 2010, nearly one billion people are suffering from hunger.

New Issues
Additionally, some drivers and issues turn out to contribute to economic, social and institutional results, which might counteract MDG and the findings of IAASTD, such as:

  • policies subsidizing fuels from biomass for export into the EU and other countries, resulting in conflicts and competition on land also in food-insecure countries,
  • rapid growth of foreign and domestic investments in land, foremost in countries of the South, for industrial and food export purposes, exacerbating conflicts on land especially for the most vulnerable peoples,
  • expansion of global, vertical integrated agro-food corporations in many not and newly industrialized countries, such not only building an overwhelming power with regard to producers but also shaping a consumers culture which heavily relies on fat, sugars and processed food,
  • global agro-food corporations also use and promote industrialized forms of poultry-, pork- and cattle-farming, such maximising environmental and health impacts.

On the other hand, many signs of an agriculture, which sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people all over the world, give hope and evidence that agriculture is essential for socially fair and ecologically sustainable development and for poverty eradication.

Linking food security, sustainability science and sustainability politics

The time is right to convene an initiative to analyse the impact of IAASTD, to look at emerging issues and to strengthen endeavours for a permanent assessment on agriculture within a broad, participatory, and transparent global network in which UN-organisations like UNEP and FAO play a key role as much as civil society organisations, scientists and interested national governments from the South and the North.

We are inviting international key scientists – especially those, who participated in the creation of IAASTD- and policymakers to support the national initiative in Germany inspiring an international project towards the institutionalisation of IAASTD. We therefore intend to finish the conference with a commonly accepted statement, which should declare core issues, next steps and responsibilities of the parties.

Website: http://www.zukunftderernaehrung.org/en/events/event-4.html

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  1. » International conference “Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas” (16-18 April 2012)
    2nd Call for Papers

Organisation/Location: Hohenheim University Stuttgart / Germany
Dates: conference date 16-18 April 2012
Submission of abstracts to the conference website until 15 November 2011
Website: https://uplands2012.uni-hohenheim.de

Details:

The Uplands Program is organizing a three day scientific conference on Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas at Hohenheim University in Stuttgart from 16-18 April 2012.

This conference aims to bring together international experts to share knowledge, lessons learned and experiences from across the globe related to sustainable mountain development with an emphasis on developing countries. The focus will be on knowledge that cuts across scientific disciplines and combines insights from the social and natural sciences.

The conference is organized along the following six themes:

  • Soil care in mountain landscapes
  • Supplying, using, sharing and cycling of matter and water
  • Linking highland farmers to modern food chains
  • Land use and land cover change
  • Sustainable and competitive livestock systems
  • People participation in natural resource management

We are currently inviting contributions for 15 minute oral or 5 minute poster presentations. Extended abstracts of these presentations (400-600 words in length) should be submitted to the conference website by 15 November 2011 (extended from 1 November)

Website: https://uplands2012.uni-hohenheim.de

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  1. » International Seminar on Sustainable Land Use and the Food Chain “From the Producer to the Consumer” (1 – 3 December 2011)
    Invitation and Call for Papers

Organisation/Location: ISSDA International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture, Goettingen, Germany
Dates: 1 – 3 December 2011
Synthesis papers and proposals for contributions should be submitted for review before 15 November 2011 to info
Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13

Details:

ISSDA
International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture
Internationale Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Entwicklung und Landwirtschaft e.V.

The current food crisis in East-Africa and soaring food prices in many other parts of the world have drawn renewed international attention to the burning issue of food security. Food security issues are not only related to sustainable patterns of land use, but involve equally institutional, marketing, health and legal aspects.
In this context the seminar will review in both developed and developing countries recent features of food production and food consumption, identify challenges for sustainable use of land and water resources, discuss the current patterns of consumer services and identify ways and means for their improvement. Contributions will deal with the following main topics:

  • Sustainable agricultural production
  • Food storage, preservation and preparation
  • Food marketing
  • Food and health
  • Food aid and food security

A more elaborate program is compiled in www.issda.de The seminar will be composed of general conference sessions, workshops and poster presentations. Conference language will be English. PowerPoint presentations are welcome. Selected papers will be published in a compendium.

Venue: Mahatma-Gandhi-House, Theodor-Heuss-Str. 11, 37075 Goettingen, Germany

Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13

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Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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