The 2012 Berlin Conference took place on 5-6 October 2012. Participants who would like to upload their paper after the conference can do so here:  LOGIN

For information on virtual participation in the Berlin Conference, see page below or click here.

Participant fees

Until 15 September 16 September– 30 September 2012
Full participant closed 220 EUR 270 EUR
Student closed 100 EUR 150 EUR
Resident from developing country closed 100 EUR 150 EUR
Virtual Participation closed  EUR 0 EUR

The registration fee included:

  • Admission to all sessions and exhibitions
  • Conference programme
  • A hard copy of all conference abstracts
  • Conference lunches
  • Coffee breaks throughout the conference
  • Internet access at conference venue
  • Conference Dinner (Saturday, 6 October, 20:30h)

Accommodation and travel was not included in the registration fee. Accommodation at special prices is available for conference participants in hotels nearby the conference venue. More information about travelling and accomodation is provided in the section „Practical info“.

Students must submit a student ID or letter of supervisor, or any document stating that the student is currently enrolled at a college or university. The document must be send by email ( or faxed to Lisa Münch at +49-30-838 566 85. Please, note that the registration is not complete until this document is send by fax/email!

Carbon Offsetting: We strongly encourage you to offset your carbon dioxide emissions resulting from your conference travel. Carbon Offsets can be used to compensate for the emissions produced by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. E.g. via atmosfair.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received and post-marked before 30 August 2012 will receive a 70% refund of the conference fee to be transferred after the Conference. After that date, it will not be possible to reimburse the fee. If you need to cancel your participation, please send an email to the Conference Organization Team at In addition, an official letter asking for reimbursement sent by surface mail is necessary.

Questions: For any questions regarding the registration please contact the Conference Organization Team at

Non-liability Clause: The organisers are not liable for the consequences of any unpredictable event that might disturb the sequence of the conference.

Possibility for “virtual” participation at the Berlin Conference from local conference centres in Japan and South Africa

The Berlin Conference organising team is pleased to announce the partner universities that will link up with us in Berlin by videoconferencing technology. This will enable authors from the respective regions to join the local conference centres for paper presentation, instead of travelling to Berlin.

Besides facilitating the participation for researchers who don’t have the time or resources to attend the actual conference, this cooperation will strengthen a global perspective on the topics discussed and will allow a wider audience of researchers to engage in lively discussions. In addition, these virtual panels will help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The partners of the 2012 Berlin Conference are:

United Nations University Tokyo, Japan

 University of Cape Town, South Africa

 By using modern video conferencing technology, we aim at enabling presenters not only to present their papers to, but also to interact with the audience abroad in a discussion.

Moreover, the keynote speeches will – depending on the time differences – be broadcasted to the local conference centres, which will also be open for an audience of interested people.

If you would like to join one of the local conference sites instead of travelling to Berlin, please choose the option “virtual participation” in the registration process. You won´t be asked to pay any participant fees.



  • News

  • Key Dates:

    Deadline for paper abstracts: 1 April, 2012

    Notification of acceptance: 30 June, 2012

    Full papers due: 15 September, 2012

  • International Steering Committee

    Klaus Jacob, Chair Steering Committee (Environmental Policy Research Centre, Berlin, Germany)

    Sabine Weiland (Environmental Policy Research Centre, Berlin, Germany)

    Jan-Erik Wien (Alterra, Wageningen University, Netherlands)

    Andrew Jordan (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

    Carlo Carraro (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan and Venice, Italy)

    Hubert Wiggering (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg, Germany)

    Frank Biermann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)

    Ilan Chabay (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany)

    Markku Puupponen (PEER Secretary, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland)

    Lin Zhen (IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)