To support the dialogue between science and society, as well as researchers across different disciplines, IRI THESys holds both external and internal events. This includes lecture series, summer universities and panel discussions open to the public, and participative workshops, colloquiums and activities for IRI THESys. Browse through our past and upcoming events to find out more.
Conference: Global Land Project
The Second GLP Open Science Meeting 'Land Transformations: between global challenges and local realities’ took place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, hosted by IRI THESys in cooperation with Geography Department. 650 participants from 50 countries met in Berlin to discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.
The conference brought together large parts of the international research community working on land change issues, showcasing the width and scope of ongoing research, building a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, inspiring new research and facilitating review, theory building and extrapolation.
The conference‘s main issues were:
- Rethinking land change transitions: Drastic changes in land cover and subtle changes in land management
- Local land users in a tele-connected world: The role of human decision making on land use as both a driver and response to global environmental change
- Impacts and responses: Land systems change to mitigate global environmental change impacts and adapt to increasing demands for food, fuel and ecosystem services
- Land governance: The ways in which alternative approaches to governance of land resources can enhance the sustainability transition