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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Lectures 2018

 

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Are there new archetypes of environmental cooperation?

THESys/WINS Lecture: Inaugural Lecture

Mon, 23 April 2018, 16-18 pm
Main building, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal


We are looking back to decades where pressing environmental problems like resource overexploitation and climate change have been already well-known. We are standing, today, on the shoulders of giants in scholarship on sustainability. Yet, the problems have not sufficiently been resolved. At the same time, distant actors around the globe increasingly cooperate to find new solutions, policy instruments or institutions. For understanding success or failure, the devil is likely in the details. The lecture will report four studies with alternative perspectives on climate protection and adaption to the impacts of climate change, and will sketch the research agenda of the Resource Economics Group. The first study is on adaption to cooling water scarcity for power plants under climate change. The second provides an overview on barriers to institutional adaptation in river basin management. The third study investigates the strategic interdependence of adaption and climate protection in the international arena, and the last focuses on incentives for fossil fuel owners to promote climate policies. The lecture concludes by arguing that a comprehensive understanding of new patterns of cooperation and their barriers requires specific attention to the governance of path dependence. This can be studied with games and with novel approaches to comparative and interdisciplinary case studies, for example “Archetype Analysis”.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Klaus Eisenack has been a member at IRI THESys since 2016. He is a steering committee member of the “Berlin Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems“ (WINS) and together with his staff he organizes many of the WINS activities at IRI THESys.

Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal          


 

Reflexive Agriculture and Food Policy. Analysis and Practice 

THESys/WINS Lecture: Inaugural Lecture

Thu, 5 July 2018, 16-18 pm
Main building, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal

 

Peter H. Feindt is Professor of Agricultural and Food Policy at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously, he was Professor of Strategic Communication at Wageningen University (2013-2017), Senior Lecturer/Reader for Environmental Policy and Planning at Cardiff University (2007-2013) and Senior Researcher at University of Hamburg (2000-2007). Holding a PhD in Political Science, he is also an experienced facilitator and mediator in public policy dialogues.

Since May 2018, Peter is member of IRI THESys.

You can see the event poster here. 

Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal