Welcome to the April/May edition of SERI's InfoMail.
monthly published electronic news bulletin of the Vienna
1. SERI-News: General news from SERI and SERI members
2. Project-Overview: News from our projects, our other work and new research fields
3. Friends: Seri and ... (News about co-operation and partnerships)
4. Selected publications: Book reviews and announcements from SERI members and related writers and publishers
5. Links + Other: News about other activities, hints and advice on dates, workshops etc.
Announcement of the next SERI brownbag seminars:
SERI Institute News
A group of SERI members
gathered in Vienna from 19-22 April and dicussed
News on Marcus STEWEN
March 2001, Marcus Stewen is representing a professorship in economics
Visit http://www.fh-mainz.de/ for more on this University.
News on Fritz Hinterberger
Hinterberger has been appointed as a member of the International
News on Niki Rosinski
Rosinski speaks on Sustainable Finance at the Annual VOEW Workshop of
SERI at the ECRP in Lund
Francois Schneider will give two presentations at the Annual meeting of the European Round Table for Cleaner Production (ERCP) in Lund, one on the rebound effect in an ecological information society (see www.seri.at/eis) and one on our approach to regional sustainability (see www.seri.at/regions).
The programme of the ERCP can be found at http://www.lu.se/IIIEE/ercp/
Fritz Hinterberger on the Global material Flows
SERI supports GNG
April 2001, the Genoa Non-Governmental (GNG) initiative preparing an
Report form the Integration workshop in Brussels
4th, Philipp Schepelmann presented the results of our study on
of the event will be available from www.sustainability.tv
Dematerialisation on www.nachhaltigkeit.at
Austrian website www.nachhaltigkeit.at SERI prepared a "thema of
See this page (in German language) at www.nachhaltigkeit.at.
Two Papers on congestion for the IPTS Report
currently preparing two articles for the IPTS Report, published by the
Institute for Prospective Technology Studies Joint Research Centre of
the EU in Sevilla.
find more about our work on congestion at
SERI would still like to invite post-doc researchers intending to apply for Marie Curie Fellowships to work with SERI or members of the SERI network in other parts of Europe.
See www.cordis.lu/improving/src/hp_mcf.htm for more, or try the links below for detailed information:
But we are also looking for interesting places of research to which our researchers could go for some time!
New paper by Fritz Hinterberger and Fred Luks:
"Dematerialisation, Competitiveness and Employment in a Globalized Economy"
paper is published in: M. Munasingh, O. Sunkel and C. de Miguel (Eds.):
"Employment and environment in a sustainable Europe"
The paper will be presented on at the annual conference of the Austrian Economic Association. See http://noeg2001.wifo.ac.at/prog_fri_mor.htm for details.
abstract surf to: www.seri.at/noeg2001.htm.
New publication by Robert Costanza, John Cumberland, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland and Richard Norgaard:
"Einführung in die Ökologische Ökonomik"
The (classical) textbook "Introduction to Ecological Economics" is now available in German - modified and essentially enlarged. The aim of the book is to update the classical American textbook with European experiences including all fields of Ecological Economics.
by SERI-member Marcus Stewen (together with Thiemo W. Eser (Trier),Jan
A. Schwaab (Mainz),and Irmi Seidl (Zuerich), the text book integrates
papers by a lot of leading experts in the field of Ecological Economics
from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Hermann Bartmann, Hans
C. Binswanger, Hans G. Nutzinger, Martin Junkernheinrich, Gerhard Maier-Rigaud,
Juerg Minsch, Gerhard Scherhorn, Kai Schlegelmilch, Ernst U. v. Weizsaecker,
Hubert Wiggering (Sachverstaendigenrat fuer Umweltfragen) and many more.
book "Einfuehrung in die Oekologische Oekonomik" is published
5. Links + Other: News about other activities, hints and advice on dates, workshops etc.
"FLOOD BUSH" campaign from FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL
E-PROTEST to give U.S. President Bush a taste of climate change. Everybody
who's concerned about the environment policy of the new U.S. government
is invited to participate in the new FoE's campaign. The aim is to protest
against Bush's climbdown on the UN climate treaty, called the Kyoto
Protocol and to "flood" the White House's e-mail server.
more information on this campaign or for participation click:
& The World Summit on Sustainable Development
The European Rio+10 Coalition will invite participants to present practical proposals and workable initiatives in each of these areas and to commit themselves to Sharing Responsibilities and Building Partnerships for SD.
documents are available on the Objective2002 web site:
Announcement of the
Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NoeG)
Europe is facing rapid changes of its economic, institutional and political environment:
The Austrian Economic Association offers this year's meeting as an open platform for evaluating the potential of these issues in the context of structural change, economic geography and sustainable development.
detailed information on this meeting please got to:
The Finland Future Research Center in Turku invites to the
on Scenario Building"
of the June 2001 seminar/workshop is to focus particularly on scenario
building. We would like to take the chance to profit from our common
Nordic effort in the field of scenario building.
information on this seminar and for registration and participation
in the Information Society
Since 1987 the «Informatics for Environmental Protection» symposium has been bringing together people from the scientific, public administration and business communities who develop or use informatics applications in the environmental field. The aim of this annual conference is to document the state of the art in environmental informatics in Europe and to foster the dialog between theory and practice.
theme for 2001, Sustainability in the Information Society, has been
selected to broaden the scope of the discussion beyond the environmental
to encompass the other two dimensions of sustainability, the economic
and social. Authors are encouraged to address risks as well as opportunities
that Information Society Technologies (ISTs) may create with regard
to the goal of sustainability.
The symposium will be organized in close collaboration with the European Union's IST research and technologies programme to foster the dissemination and early take-up of European research in this domain.
See http://www.empa.ch/iep01 for details and participation.
The SERI brownbag seminar
In a loose series of lectures, to which we invite all interested guests, we want to discuss our own work and that of our colleagues. Please bring your own lunch bag!
Announcement of the forthcoming seminars:
SERI office, Garnisong. 7/27
of a long-term horizon, complexity and uncertainty are essential cornerstones
of the concept of sustainable development. It will be argued, that conventional
economics, based on a mechanistic focus of short-term optimisation can
not deal sufficiently with these aspects of sustainability.
2nd Announcement of the seminar:
"Ecological Economic Policy"
with Juerg Minsch and Fritz Hinterberger.
SERI office in Vienna.
Minsch, professor for sustainable development at the Vienna university
of agriculture and Fritz Hinterberger will discuss on the issue of "Ecological
These were our messages and news for this month. Please dont hesitate to contact us for detailed information on our projects and for possibilities in co-operation and partnership. Its a challenge to start an interactive dialogue of exchanging experiences. You are all invited to participate in this process.
SERI is the first "virtual" research institute with associated researchers all over Europe.
The Sustainable Europe Research Institute, together with a supporting legal association, exists since September 1999 according to Austrian Law. The headquarters have been established in Vienna. We would like to invite you to participate in this undertaking.
The Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) is a Pan-European think tank aiming to explore sustainable development options for European societies. SERI's research agenda and methodology is based on previous work carried out by Friends of the Earth and the Wuppertal Institute. The Institute aims to develop the concept of environmental space and shows ways to substantially reduce the resource throughput of modern industrial societies. The research carried out by members of SERI supports the dialogue within European civil society. It specifically aims to further develop the exchange of ideas between environmental citizens organisations, governments, trade unions and industry. The scientific dialogue SERI aims to engender is supported by its web page and this newsletter, conferences, meetings as well as publications.
Have a nice day your SERI-Team.
by abono 1999-2001