• Using the Planet


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Global Land Project: 2014 Open Science Meeting

"Land transformations: between global challenges and local realities"

Date:
March 19, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Place:
Venue: Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany
Contact:
GLP International Project Office (celia.cristina@inpe.br)
Links:

Call for sessions:
Deadline for session proposals - January 5th, 2013
Land Transformations: Between Global Challenges and Local Realities

The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.

Main conference themes:

  • 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 changes 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
Sessions can be submitted under the following formats:
  • Research Presentation Session: 5 oral presentations on related topics
  • Round-table Discussion: 3-5 speed talks followed by discussion
  • World Cafe Workshop: discussion format around 2-3 open statements or questions
  • Short Training Session: short training course on a specific topic
  • Open Format: new innovative session formats are welcome
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