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IED Newsletter 03 – July 2008

IED Newsletter Summary

The IED newsletter 3/2008 summary can be downloaded here as a pamphlet in PDF format. For the full version please download the PDF file here.

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From the Editor: New Prospects and Projects

This is already our third newsletter – IED is proud to report on a second year of a variety of activities at different levels and is looking forward toward a stronger focus on contacts and exchange with business and politics. This increased focus is supported by the arrival of our new IED Coordinator. More »

Autumn Semester IED Public Lecture Series

Although summer has officially arrived, the autumn semester is not far off - On Tuesday evenings from September 23rd to November 4th, we’ll be welcoming distinguished speakers from Germany, Chile, Switzerland, and the US. Among this term’s speakers is IED Guest Professor John Tilton. More »

New IED Members: CLIMPOL & IED Coordinators

IED is proud to welcome two new additions to the institute: Catharina Bening has joined us as the new CLIMPOL Coordinator, and Bettina Kahlert is our new IED Coordinator. We are looking forward to innovative ideas and creative input from our esteemed new members. More »

Cooperation Spotlight: CRED

The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) is a research entity at Columbia University focusing on environmental decision making processes at group and individual levels. Emphasis is placed on how groups form decisions and set goals, as well as how individuals choose to adopt group goals, especially regarding adaptation to climate variability.  More »

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an emerging educational institution proposed by European Union Committee President José Manuel Barroso. With the aim of becoming an educational "flagship of excellence", EIT will be comprised of a Governing Board and multiple Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). ETH anticipates a call for a KIC about climate change. More »

Development Economics & Policy

The third annual conference of the Research Committee Development Economics of the Verein für Socialpolitik was hosted on May 30th-31st by IED together with the Center for International and Comparative Studies (CIS). The keynote address was given by Thomas Sterner and was chaired by IED's Stefanie Engel. More »

Research Highlight: Prof. Michael Siegrist

In a study conducted by the chair of Consumer Behavior, various facets of consumers’ perceptions of chemicals in food were investigated. Diet patterns were identified and studied in relation to these perceptions. The findings show that consumer knowledge about food additives and contaminants is inaccurate and that food chemical acceptance correlates with consumer diet patterns. More »

Research Highlight: Prof. Renate Schubert

In a current research project conducted with the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Renate Schubert and Julia Blasch are addressing the question of how sustainable land use can be achieved under the pressure of growing production and use of bio-energy, especially considering climate conditions. More »

Upcoming Events!

The IED calendar of upcoming events will help to keep you informed of lectures, conferences, meetings and other events over the coming months. Coming up in the second half of 2008 is the Smart Energy Strategies event on September 8th–10th. More »

Publications: Environmental Factors

2008 has already seen the arrival of several new books and publications from IED members. We would like to highlight three of these: the book "Erfolgsfaktoren in der Naturschutzpolitik" and a special issue of Umweltrecht in der Praxis, both from Stefanie Engel’s group, and the book "Umweltindikatoren im Verkehr" from the group of Roland Scholz. More »

 

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