Conference Programme

Programme of the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (pdf)


Plenary Sessions

    Chair:
    Agus Sari
    Former chair, Institutional Dimensions core project of IHDP, and director, Ecosecurities, Indonesia

Plenary Speeches

Semi-Plenary Sessions

[In the thematic order of the call]

“Analysis and Assessment I: Innovative Approaches for Climate Policy Appraisal and Action”

    Chair:
    Marleen van de Kerkhof
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Co-Hosts:
    AIRD-Environment Canada, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and EU ADAM Project

    Presenters:

    Towards an Innovative Framework for Climate Policy Appraisal
    Alex Haxeltine
    The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom

    Discussant:
    Ian Burton
    AIRD-Environment Canada

“Analysis and Assessment II: Towards a Sustainability Science?”

    Chair:
    Pim Martens
    University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Co-Host:
    The Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE)

    Presenters:

    The Role of Transdisciplinarity in Transitions Towards Sustainability
    Roland Scholz
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Sustainability, International Treaties and the Role of Science
    Louise Fresco
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Reframing as a Method for Sustainability Science
    Lennart Olsson
    Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden

    Discussant:
    Rik Leemans
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands

“Analysis and Assessment III: The Quality of Life in Sustainability Assessments”

    Chair:
    Arthur Petersen
    The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP)

    Co-Host:
    The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP)

    Presenters:

    The Quality of Life in Sustainability Assessments: MNP's First Sustainability Outlook
    Bert de Vries
    The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP), The Netherlands

    Quality of Life and Development at a Human Scale
    Manfred Max-Neef
    Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

    Quality of Life at Risk
    John Adams
    University College London, United Kingdom

“Architectures of Earth System Governance: Climate Architectures after 2012”

    Chair:
    Frank Biermann
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and ADAM Project

    Co-Hosts:
    ADAM Project and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

    Presenters:

    Post Kyoto Prospects: Institutional Complements to Multilateral Environmental Agreements
    Peter Haas
    University of Massachusetts, USA

    Setting Goals for Climate Governance: An Inter-Disciplinary Perspective
    Mike Hulme
    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom

    Designing the Post-2012 Climate Regime Architecture: A Question of Process
    Agus Sari
    Former chair, Institutional Dimensions core project of IHDP, and director, Ecosecurities, Indonesia

    Discussant:
    Pier Vellinga
    Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum, The Netherlands

“Agency Beyond the State”

    Chair:
    Philipp Pattberg
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Co-Host:
    The Global Governance Project GLOGOV.ORG

    Presenters:

    Political Contestation in Global Climate Governance: Business, NGOs and the State
    David Levy
    University of Massachusetts, USA

    The Challenge of Legitimacy in Global Environmental Governance
    James Meadowcroft
    Carleton University, Canada

    The Politics of Accountability in Global Environmental Governance
    Peter Newell
    University of Warwick, United Kingdom

    Discussant:
    Pieter Glasbergen
    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

“Adaptive Governance”

    Chair:
    Claudia Pahl-Wostl
    University of Osnabrück

    Co-Host:
    The NEWATER Projectand the HARMONI-CA project

    Presenters:

    Equity and Power in Networks for Adaptive Management
    Neil Adger
    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom

    Going Beyond Panaceas in the Governance of Social-ecological Systems
    Marco A. Janssen
    Arizona State University, USA

    Adaptive Governance of Social-ecological Systems
    Per Olsson
    Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research, Stockholm University, Sweden

"Reflexive Governance of Global Public Goods”

    Chair:
    Tom Dedeurwaerdere
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

    Co-Host:
    The REFGOV Project

    Presenters:
    Inge Kaul
    United Nations Development Programme

    Regulatory Reform Beyond Command and Control
    Neil Gunningham
    Open University Australia, Australia

    Olivier Godard
    Polytechnique Paris, France

    David Laws
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

“Earth System Governance: Perspectives from IHDP and Earth System Science Partnership Projects”

    Chair:
    Michele Betsill
    Colorado State University, United States of America, and member, Earth System Governance Planning Group

    Co-Host:
    Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Presenters:
    Ken Conca
    IHDP Global Environmental Change and Human Security core project, and University of Maryland

    Frans Berkhout
    IHDP Industrial Transformation core project, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Diana Liverman
    ESSP Global Environmental Change and Food Security joint project, and University of Oxford

Round Table: Institutionalising Research on Institutions—as a Crosscutting Theme?

    Chair:
    Frank Biermann
    Chair, 2007 Amsterdam Conference, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Presenters:
    Katrina Brown
    Member, Scientific Committee, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, and University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

    Louis Lebel
    Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study, and director, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    Andreas Rechkemmer
    Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Bonn, Germany

    Heike Schröder
    Former executive director, IHDP IDGEC core project, and University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oran Young
    Chair, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, and University of California at Santa Barbara, United States of America



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Social Programme

    Holland Tour: Sunday 27th of May 2007

      For all participants of the Amsterdam Conference the Amsterdam Conference Managers provide the opportunity to join our 'Discover the Netherlands Tour' This tour consists of visits to the 'Zaanse Schans' (windmills and open air museum) and Edam (Dutch cheese market) and a Canal cruise through the centre city of Amsterdam.

      The costs of this event will be € 30,-
      Registration opens on January 1st. Early registration is recommended, as the number of participants are restricted.

      For more information contact Sliman Abu Amara (e-mail) or visit the websites of 'De Zaanse Schans' and the 'Edam Kaasmarkt'

      Registration   


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