Table of contents
4. Selected publications
5. Links + Other: News about other activities, hints and advice on dates, workshops etc.
SERI - Partner for sustainability oriented education
SERI has been listed in the "Who is who - Partners
for education for sustainable development" of North Rhine-Westphalia
You can download the handbook for free by clicking the link here (in German only).
For more information surf to:www.nua.nrw.de/oeffentl/publikat/br_18.htm.
Gisela Bosch presented a paper on "research policy for sustainable development"
On May 27th Gisela Bosch presented a paper on "research
policy for sustainable development" at the Austrian conference
for technology assessment (TA02; see www.oeaw.ac.at/ita).
Stefan Giljum at the Conference on Industrial Ecology
At the Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology in New London, USA, June 9-14, Stefan Giljum gave a presentation on "Global trade as a driving force of metabolic change in the South: the case of Chile".
The presentation can be downloaded here
Ines Omann and Sigrid Stagl at the 4th UFZ-Summersymposium
Ines Omann and Sigrid Stagl both participated at the 4th
This symposium was organised by Dr. Felix Rauschmayer and his colleagues and sponsored mainly the European Science Foundation. The aim of this workshop was to bring together scientists and practitioners from the field of multicriteria analysis and participatory approaches. The programme contained paper presentations accompanied by discussions (Ines and Sigrid both discussed one of the papers presented), group work and cultural events. The symposium was very successful, not only because of the friendly and warm atmosphere, but because of the fruitful discussions and group works.
For more see: www.ufz.de/news/events/new-strategies/
3 week course on SD in Poland
Jan Sendzimir and Gisela Bosch are currently conducting an annual course on SD in Krakow, Poland for polish students with a wide range of backgrounds (architecture, economy, environmental science, engineering, journalism, law, public administration). This course has three major weeklong components that cover the subject of SD: 1) Background (concepts, environmental issues, ethics, resources, economics), 2) Sustainable Communities (Local Agenda 21, Healthy Community Initiatives, sustainable indicators) and 3) Implementation (industrial ecology, design for the environment, green universities). The outcome for the students should be a broad knowledge of SD and its application. As teaching methods a wide variety of tools are used such as lectures, guest lectures, field trips, class projects, community projects, films assigned readings, games and structured discussions.
Fred Luks at the summer academy of Attac Germany
From July 26 to July 31, Attac Germany will hold ist summer academy in Marburg, Germany. Together with Angela Oels and Elmar Altvater, Fred Luks will hold a two day seminar on limits to growth, sustainable development and globalization.
More information at www.attac-netzwerk.de/sommerakademie/main.html.
Volunteers at SERI
Several students will join the SERI office in Vienna for internships during the summer.
Andreas Niederl studies "Umweltsystemwissenschaften Volkswirtschaft" at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. In 2000/01 he was participating in the course program of the M.A. Economics at the University of Manchester. His field of special interest at the moment is innovation (eco-innovation, systems of innovation). At SERI he is mainly working on the MFA-project mentioned in the project-overview chapter below.
Daniel Hahn studies Environment, Ecology and Economics at the University of York and will work on Sustainable Trade and Ecological Economics
Martin Eibl studies Environment, Development and
Policy at the University of Sussex and will work on Sustainability indicators.
Jürgen Schäfer finished his studies and does research at Essen University
Jürgen finished his studies in sociology, politics and history in Essen in the middle of July. Until next year he is doing preparations for the research-project called "Policy-analyses and political management - Networks and learning processes of social and political steering" at the University of Essen (http://www.uni-essen.de) as a scientific assistant.
His master thesis (in German with English abstract) on "Virtual networks of knowledge and sustainability strategies - European decision making through ecological communication" can be downloaded from his SERI-website, where you can also download the paper "Knowledge-communities: (Self-Organisation of ecological communication" (in German only), prepared for the academic project "Values and knowledge in change", that leads to his master thesis.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New InfoMail editor
After more than 30 months this InfoMail is the 24th an
last one edited by Jürgen Schäfer. As mentioned above Jürgen
finished his studies and quits the job of the managing editor.
SERI's preparations for the 6th EU framework programme
In preparation of the 6th framework programme of the European Union, SERI participated in several expressions of interest for Integrated Projects/Networks of Excellence, including:
We intend to start lobbying and working for the proposed aims after the summer break. Those interested in participating are invited to contact the responsible researchers.
Abstracts of these goals can be found on our website (see
Environmental self-assessment of consumptive behaviour
SERI supports the Forum Umweltbildung (www.umweltbildung.at) in creating a questionnaire on direct and indirect resource consumption based on material flow analysis (MFA) and material intensity per unit of service (MIPS). The questionnaire should allow interested persons to spot the material flow their consumptive behaviour in selected areas is causing and therewith to inspire them to rethink their behaviour. Areas of interest are living, mobility, leisure, etc., where it is of special interest only to ask questions about consumption patterns that can in fact (and relatively simple) be changed.
For further questions please contact email@example.com
Donation for publication - special edition on ecological financial reform
The Ökom publishing company (Munich/Germany) in cooperation with Kai Schlegelmilch (FVS) will publish a journal on ecological financial reform (Politische Ökonomie 77/78; political economy 77/78).
The journal contains several contributions on the topics:
For more information on the Ökom publishing company please visiti the website at: www.oekom.de/index_english.html
The German Ecotax Association supports this publication and is asking you for a donation to the Ökom publishing company to realize this journal.
Article on congestion and rebound effect
by Francois Schneider, Axel Nordmann & Friedrich Hinterberger:
"Road traffic congestion: The extent of the problem"
Considering the problem on a larger scale and dealing
with the dynamics of road use, congestion appears to be less costly
than it was thought previously and its impact is relatively negligible
when compared with other transport consequences.
Keywords Congestion, costs, externalities, internalities, traffic
New publication by
Friedrich Hinterberger, Ines Omann & Andrea Stocker:
"Employment and Environment in a Sustainable Europe"
Click here to download the paper.
Published 2002 in: Empirica, 29, pp. 113-130.
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Information on "The Jo'burg Memo"
"The Jo'burg Memo - Fairness in a Fragile World"
The Memo is a contribution to the debate leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002. It has been authored by a group of sixteen activists, scholars, politicians and managers, sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Foundation. The Memo is arguably the most comprehensive policy statement from a civil society perspective so far.
The members of the Group included Farida Akther, Ada Amon,Tewolde
Egziabher, Henri Acselrad, Hilary French, Pekka Haavisto, Paul Hawken,
Hazel Henderson, Ashok Khosla, Sara Larrain, Reinhard Loske, Anita Roddick,
Viviene Taylor, Christine von Weizsaecker, Sviatoslav Zabelin.
New publication by
"Nach uns die Zukunft. Der globale Konflikt um Gerechtigkeit und Ökologie"
The book contains some of the most important papers published in the last years concerning Globalisation and Environment as well as two large essays titled: "From Rio to Johannesburg via New York, 11.9.2001" and "Development. Raising and Downfall of an Ideal".
Published at Brandes&Apsel Verlag, 19 Euro
(in German only).
Itailian Publication by/da
"Ambiente e giustizia sociale. I limiti della globalizzazione"
Questo libro riunisce i suoi scritti sulla globalizzazione, la critica allo sviluppo sostenibile, su nuovi modelli del benessere, e sul cammino cha da Rio 1992 porta al vertice di Johannesburg 2002. Rispetto al dibattito sulla globalizzazione i vari capitoli sottolineano che la ricerca per una maggiore giustizia nel mondo di oggi richiede l'impegno ecologico. Il libro è già uscito in inglese e tedesco, e uscirà in giapponese.
Recently published / È appena uscito
at Editori Riuniti, Roma.
New Publication by
De Montis, A., De Toro, P., Droste-Franke, B., Omann, I., Stagl, S. (forthcoming):
"Sustainable development and evaluation:
Published in: Revista Multidisciplinar de Gestion
Ambiental, La Ley: Madrid.
New book by Fred Luks
In late July, the new book by Fred Luks will come out:
"Nachhaltigkeit" (in German).
Based on the idea of intra- and intergenerational justice,
the book shows the relevance of sustainable development for different
areas such as ecology, public finance, social policy and globalization.
Nachhaltigkeit. Europäische Verlagsanstalt,
Hamburg; 96 pp.; 8,60 €;
"Vom Wert der Vielfalt - Diversität in Ökonomie und Ökologie"
Was verstehen wir unter Vielfalt bzw. Diversität? Welche Rolle spielen diese Begriffe in den einzelnen Disziplinen? Welche Zugänge wurden dafür entwickelt? Was gewinnen wir, wenn wir das Konzept Diversität verwenden? Können Ökonomie und Ökologie aus dieser Diskussion lernen? Diese breit angelegten Fragestellungen werden hier ausführlich behandelt.
Der Band ist auf der Grundlage der Tagung "Vom Wert
der Vielfalt - Diversität in Ökonomie und Ökologie"
entstanden, die die Vereinigung für Ökologische Ökonomie
(VÖÖ) und die Evangelische Akademie Tutzing im Jahr 2001 in
Tutzing veranstaltet haben.
The footprint idea has received mainstream
media coverage within the
After the paper "Tracking the ecological overshoot
of the human economy" by Mathis Wackernagel et al has been published
in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the footprint
idea has received mainstream media coverage within the United States.
You can purchase and download the paper from
the PNAS web site at
Due to the fact that the article gets a lot of press interest,
Redefiningprogress created a web page with more information about the
paper and links to a selection of the press reaction: www.redefiningprogress.org/programs/sustainability/ef/pnas_0602.html
Ibero-American Congress of Development and the Environment.
8th and 9th of November, 2002 - FLACSO - Quito, Ecuador
The Ibero-American Conference on Development and the Environment, under the title Local Challenges to face Globalization, intends to set up a plural, social and scientific forum of discussion on concepts, methodologies and experiences that allows both to analyse the relationship among development, environment, and equity in the economic globalization era, as well as to throw some light on the strategies to follows. One of the main goals of this event is to set the bases of an Ibero American Network on Ecological Economics, whose aim will be to strengthen ties among regional research groups as well as to encourage their cooperation with other research groups beyond the continent.
Please surf to www.flacso.org.ec/cidma.html for more information and for registration detatils.
Schweisfurth Foundation Research Award for Ecological Economics
The Schweisfurth Foundation Research Award for Ecological
Economics, posted out every two years, this time on the topic of "Vielfalt
und nachhaltige Entwicklung" (Diversity and Sustainable Development),
has been given to Stefanie Böge, University of Kassel, for her
doctoral thesis " Der Weg zum Standardapfel. Der Verlust der Vielfalt
und die fortschreitende Dekultivierung eines Lebensmittels".
For more information about the Foundation and
the awarded topics have a look at www.schweisfurth.de
CEPE seeks for Ph.D. student with an economics or an engineering education
The Center for Energy Policy and Economics in Zurich looks for a renewable energy analyst. He/she is expected to analyse energy wood production chains in Europe from a socio-economic perspective and to develop new methods for the demand- and supply-side modelling of energy wood markets and the diffusion of innovations in these markets. He/she should have a solid education in economics (preferred) or in engineering and some practical experience in mathematical and/or applied econometric modelling.
Application should be sent no later than 31 August 2002 to Dr. Reinhard Madlener (Tel.: +41 1 632 06 52; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), ETH Zentrum, WEC C.25, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland.
Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig offers two job vacancies
The Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany offers two positions for full or part time researchers as part of an EU funded project on conflicts between biodiversity conservation and fisheries. In this context the Department of Economics, Sociology and Law is looking for economists and/or social scientists (full knowledge of German required).
Further particulars and application details can be obtained here.
The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) is a practice-oriented research institute on the interface of science and politics. In 1997, it was founded by a group of European students that worried about the future and wanted to promote intergenerational justice - both in terms of ecology and economy. To FRFG, intergenerational justice means that today's children and future generations must be capable to meet their own needs and fulfil their rights and aspirations to at least the same extent as the generation governing today. Examples of present discrimination of the future generations include progressive ecological destruction, youth unemployment, national indebtedness.
For more details on FRFG please surf surf to www.srzg.de.
Here you will get information on the concept of the new magazine "Intergenerational
Justice!". The first edition will cover the process of Rio and
the Johannesburg Summit.
11th GLOBAL DIALOGUE
31st October and 1st November 2002, Hanover/Germany
In cooperation with: State capital Hanover, the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of Lower Saxony, State Chancellery of Lower Saxony, the German Society for Technical Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, GTZ), Goethe Institut Inter Nations, the Lutheran Academies in Loccum and Mühlheim a.d.Ruhr......and others
Two years after the end of the World Exposition, Hanover presents itself yet again as the scene of forward-looking international meetings. More than 700 partnerships with exemplary projects of sustainable development grew out of the Expo 2000 program "Projects from around the World". The German participants met last year to talk about cooperation and common interests for the future.
Now all the other partners will be invited for the first time to participate in the 11th Global Dialogue in Hanover. The subject is a direct contribution to a global discussion of international security, the so-called war of the cultures and the alleged claim to hegemony of the western (US-American) social order.
For more Information surf to www.globalpartnership.de/index_engl.html
As every year we like to provide you the European Commission's link to check the water quality of the Unions beaches. It may help you to choose the location of your summer holiday.
Click here to check your destination.
The SERI team wishes you and your family a pleasant
and relaxing summer-holiday 2002.
Next Brownbag Seminar on Tuesday, 23rd July 2002
Both talks will be broadcasted on www.sustainability.tv
Also visit our Brownbag
Archive for more info.
Have a nice day - Your SERI-Team.
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