SERI

Infomail 06/04

 

Dear Friends and colleagues,

 

Welcome to the 6th edition of SERI’s InfoMail of the year 2004 (06/04), the regular published electronic news bulletin of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI). You are receiving this InfoMail because you indicated an interest in SERI's activities. To unsubscribe see the end of this InfoMail. 

 

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Table of contents

 

 

1. SERI-News: General news from SERI and SERI members

o        Season´s Greetings

o        5 years SERI

o        New researcher at SERI

o        New intern at SERI

 

2. Project-Overview: News from our projects, our other work and new research fields

 

o        CAT&E: 2nd Open Conference in Amsterdam

o        Sustainability Strategy Conference in Ljubljana

o        ALALRM General meeting in Palma de Mallorca

 

3. Friends: Seri and (News about co-operation and partnerships)

 

o        SERI webpages on Sustainability Science launched

 

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.

o        RSEE 2005 St Petersburg

 

6. Going on in Vienna

 


 

 

 

 

1. SERI-News: General news from SERI and SERI members

 

 

 

 Season´s Greetings

Warm season´s greetings to you, your family and friends.

We look forward to (further) cooperation with you in the field of sustainable development. May 2005 bring (further) improvements of the global environment, social and international relations, equity and prosperity.

 

 

5 years SERI

 

SERI celebrates its 5th anniversary, together with our partners and friends with a series of events that relate to the topics we worked at during the last years. Two events already took place.

The first one was held in Vienna on the 9th of November at the "Haus der Industrie" covering the topic “Products and services of tomorrow”
The second was held in the Café Griensteidl, Vienna, on the 1st of December, dealing with the topic of responisibility.



New researcher at SERI

Since November Lisa Bohunovsky is a member of the ARTEMIS project team at SERI. She is working on the regional case study of the project. Lisa finished her studies in Human Biology at the University of Vienna in 1999. She was then working at Springer Verlag Wien and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.  You can reach her via phone 0043 1 969072816 or e-mail lisa.bohunovsky@seri.at.

 

 

New intern at SERI

Anna Schreuer (anna.schreuer@seri.at) studied mathematics at the University of Vienna and holds an MSc in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh. At SERI she is providing support in a variety of activities including the preparation of research proposals and organisational matters. Her phone number is 0043 1 969072816

 

 

For current news on SERI check also www.seri.at.

 


 

2. Project-Overview: News from our projects, our other work and new research fields

 

CAT&E: 2nd Open Conference in Amsterdam

 

The 2nd Open Conference of the Concerted Action on Trade and Environment (CAT&E) on “Trade, Environment, and Development: the North-South Dimensions” took place in Amsterdam from 1-2 November, 2004. SERI was represented by Stefan Giljum, who presented a paper on “North-South trade and global patterns of natural resource use: implications for governance of trade and the environment”.

Paper and presentation can be downloaded from www.seri.at/cate.
For more information on CAT&E see also www.cat-e.org.


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TNWSS (Thematic Network Sustainability Strategy): International conference in Ljubljana

 

The international conference of the TNWSS took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from October 20th to October 23rd 2004.

Under the heading “The challenges of new memberships and enlargement with regard to the European Sustainability Strategy” presentations mainly from Slovenia and other New Member States where held. SERI was represented by Sophie Strasser, who presented findings from current projects in "eParticipation and the European Sustainability Strategy". The presentation can be downloaded from www.sustainabilty-strategy.net. The conference was filmed for broadcasting by Tomislav Autischer from sustainability.tv. Videos will also be downloadable on www.sustainabilty-strategy.net. For more Information on TNWSS also contact the website.

 

ALALRM General meeting in Palma de Mallorca

The first General Projectmeeting of all 54 partner insitutes in ALARM took place from the 8th to the 12th of November 2004 in Palma de Macllorca. SERI was represented by Ines Omann (leader of the socio-economic submodule climate change) and Joachim Spangenberg (coordinator of the socio-economic module). There were plenary sessions where each group presented their past work and plans for the future as well as subgroup meetings for the diverse work packages of the project. For more information contact Ines Omann or go to the official project

website: http://www.alarm-project.ufz.de/

 

For more information on our projects check also www.seri.at/projects.

 

 

3. Friends: Seri and (News about co-operation and partnerships)

 

SERI webpages on Sustainability Science launched

Sustainability oriented research faces particular challenges if its contribution to future developments is to be realised. Both finished and ongoing SERI projects deal with the evaluation and strive for an enhancement of research on sustainability issues. On our website we have now introduced a new project area that portrays SERI’s research efforts in this field. You can visit the project area at www.seri.at/sustainabilityscience .

 

For more news please check also www.seri.at.

 

 

4. Selected publications: Book reviews and announcements from SERI members and related writers and publishers

 

 

For other interesting publications click www.seri.at/publications.

 


 

5. Links + Other: News about other activities, hints and advice on dates, workshops etc.


RSEE 2005 St Petersburg

 

The 7th International Conference of the Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE) will take place from 22 -25 of June in Saint Petersburg, Russia.I will offer an opportunity to discuss advances in ecological economic approaches to environmentally sustainable policy making. Interdisciplinary and international as well as intercultural dimensions of the conference will help to create a multitude of links among the scientists of the world across geographical as well as disciplinary boundaries. The conference will place particular emphasis on international and regional environmental problems, importance of the protection of the Baltic Region, application of the new methodological approaches of ecological economics, as well as the role of information sciences and modelling in environmental-economic management.

For any information and registration to the conference go to www.rsee.org

 

 

For other interesting activities and links click www.seri.at.

 

 

6. Going on in Vienna


 

 

 

For more information on SERI related events in Vienna pleas surf to www.seri.at/events. 

 

 

 

These were our messages and news for this month. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for detailed information on our projects and for possibilities in co-operation and partnership. It’s 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 on sustainable development with associated researchers all over Europe. If you want to get more detailed information on the Institute and its members please visit our website: www.seri.at.

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.

 

All InfoMail editions from the year 2000 are downloadable as pdf-Files at www.seri.at/infomail. On this website you’ll also find all editions from the year 2001 as well as the current InfoMail, offering the advantage of easy and fast navigation through the InfoMail’s topics. You’ll have easy access to all downloadable files, links and other resources of the SERI Internet-presentation.

 

Have a nice day – your SERI-Team.

 

 

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