On 25 and 26 April 2012, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organizes their third workshop on water and climate change in transboundary regions in Geneva, Switzerland. The organizers state the following: “This workshop will bring together persons from all over the world, engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change and variability, in particular in transboundary basins. The workshop offers a platform for exchanging experience on climate change adapatation strategies, best practices, success factors and lessons learned. The workshop will focus on the following issues: (1). Economic aspects of adaptation to climate change. (2). Selecting and implementing adaptation measures. (3). Integrating the different spatial and governance levels. (4). Vulnerability assessment in transboundary basins. (5). The ecosystem approach. (6). Integrating sectoral interests into adaptation strategy. The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 and end at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday, 26 April 2012. (…) Working languages will be in English, French and Russian. Participants are requested to complete the registration form and to transmit it to the UNECE Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible but not later than 11 April 2012. Read the full information here.
Symposium “The Governance of Adaptation”Date: 22 & 23 March 2012 Location: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What is governance?In the 1990s, scholars seized on the term ‘governance’ to make better sense of the situation that had arisen in many countries after the 1980s, when ‘big’ government had retreated under the pressure of neo-liberal reformers like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Continue reading