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Session Overview
 
Date: Friday, 05/Oct/2012
8:30am - 9:30amRegistration
Foyer 
9:30am - 9:45amWelcome Addresses
Martin Jänicke (FU Berlin)
Sander Janssen (Alterra)
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
9:45am - 10:15amOpening Plenary: Evidence for Sustainable Development
Klaus Jacob and Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin): "Evidence for sustainable development - Exploring the contradictions"
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
10:15am - 11:15amPlenary I: Evidence and Science
Uwe Schneidewind (Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy): "The 'Great Transformation' of science"
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
11:15am - 12:45pmI.1A: Assessing Sustainable Development
Session Chair: Götz Ferdinand Kaufmann, Free University of Berlin;
LR D 
11:15am - 12:45pmI.1B: Environment and Development
Session Chair: Rainer Quitzow, Freie Universität Berlin;
LR B 
11:15am - 12:45pmII.1A: Reviewing & Valuing Evidence
Session Chair: Ana Jakil, Federal Chancellery of Austria;
LR C 
11:15am - 12:45pmII.1B: Evidence-based Policy-making
Session Chair: Andrea Liesen, University of Leeds;
LR A 
11:15am - 12:45pmIII.1A: Sustainability Science and Research
Session Chair: Frank Biermann, VU University Amsterdam;
C I 
11:15am - 12:45pmIII.1B: Visions & Values
Session Chair: Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zurich;
C II 
11:15am - 12:45pmIII.1C: Co-production of Knowledge I
Session Chair: Ilan Chabay, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies; Helmholtz Alliance Energy-Trans on Sustainability and Social Compatibility of Future Energy Infrastructure;
C III 
12:45pm - 1:45pmLunch Break
Foyer 
1:45pm - 2:30pmPlenary II: Evidence and Policy Assessment
Arthur C. Petersen (VU Amsterdam): "Science and values in policy-relevant assessments: Lessons from global assessments and PBL"
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
2:30pm - 4:00pmSemi-Plenary I: The Science-policy Interface – Institutions and Boundary Organizations
David Cash (Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities): "Action at the science-policy interface: Information at the boundary of decision making"
Wang Yi (Chinese Academy of Science): "China's policy for sustainable development: Practices and challenges"
Chair: Klaus Jacob (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
2:30pm - 4:00pmSemi-Plenary II: Knowledge for Sustainability Assessment
Judith Petts (University of Southhampton): "Evidence-based policy-making: Ensuring good impact"
Mark Swilling (Stellenbosch University): "Rethinking the science-policy interface in South Africa: Experiments in co-production of knowledge at different scales"
Chair: Jacques Jansen (Alterra)
LR B 
4:00pm - 4:30pmCoffee Break
Foyer 
4:30pm - 6:00pmI.2A: Foresight and Scenarios
Session Chair: Ullrich Lorenz, Federal Environment Agency (UBA);
C II 
4:30pm - 6:00pmI.2B: Socio-ecological Systems
Session Chair: M. Mar Delgado-Serrano, UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA;
LR B 
4:30pm - 6:00pmI.2C: Special Session: Participatory Governance
Session Chair: Jens Newig, Leuphana University Lüneburg;
LR C 
4:30pm - 6:00pmII.2A: Institutions and Governance of Evidence Use
Session Chair: Alexander Schülke, Federal Environment Agency;
LR D 
4:30pm - 6:00pmII.2B: Local Knowledge I
Session Chair: Dilip Chaminda Sirisena, Community Fort Foundation;
C I 
4:30pm - 6:00pmII.2C: Evaluating Strategies of Sustainable Development
Session Chair: Ingeborg Niestroy, Publicstrategy for Sustainable Development;
LR A 
4:30pm - 6:00pmIII.2A: Boundary Organizations and Boundary Work
Session Chair: Dries Hegger, Utrecht University;
C III 
4:30pm - 6:00pmIII.2B: Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Session Chair: Till Stellmacher, Leibniz University of Hannover;
AS 
6:00pm - 7:30pmI.3A: Modelling Climate Adaptation
Session Chair: Stefan Reis, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology;
LR B 
6:00pm - 7:30pmI.3B: Integrated Policy Assessment I
Session Chair: Ruben Zondervan, Earth System Governance Project;
LR A 
6:00pm - 7:30pmI.3C: Private Sector, Small Businesses
Session Chair: Prasanna Sisira Rajapakshe, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds;
LR C 
6:00pm - 7:30pmII.3A: Politics of Evidence I
Session Chair: Siddharth Sareen, University of Copenhagen;
LR D 
6:00pm - 7:30pmII.3B: Multilevel Governance
Session Chair: Lisa Pettibone, Freie Universität Berlin;
C I 
6:00pm - 7:30pmIII.3A: Construction of Knowledge I
Session Chair: Pierre Labarthe, INRA;
C II 
6:00pm - 7:30pmIII.3B: Science-policy Interaction I
Session Chair: Sander Janssen, Alterra;
C III 

 
Date: Saturday, 06/Oct/2012
8:30am - 9:00amRegistration continued
Foyer 
9:00am - 10:30amI.4A: Data Availability and Needs
Session Chair: Katharina Helming, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF);
C I 
9:00am - 10:30amI.4B: Innovation
Session Chair: Sebastian Duwe, Free University Berlin;
LR B 
9:00am - 10:30amI.4C: Cultural Dimensions of Sustainable Development
Session Chair: Simon P. Meisch, International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities;
LR C 
9:00am - 10:30amII.4A: Environment and Climate Assessments
Session Chair: Ignatius Madu, University of Nigeria Nsukka;
C III 
9:00am - 10:30amII.4B: Local Knowledge II
Session Chair: Bastian Zeiger, Simon Fraser University;
LR A 
9:00am - 10:30amIII.4A: Co-production of Knowledge II
Session Chair: Anna Wesselink, University of Leeds;
C II 
9:00am - 10:30amIII.4B: Knowledge Brokering
Session Chair: Jan Bakkes, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency;
LR D 
9:00am - 10:30amIII.4C: Valuation
Session Chair: Ricky. N. Lawton, University of York;
AS 
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break
Foyer 
11:00am - 11:45amPlenary III: Evidence in Strategic Perspective
Jan Marco Müller (European Commission, Bureau of European Policy Advisers): "What's the problem with scientific evidence? Some thoughts on how to improve the science-policy-society interface"
Chair: Sander Janssen (Alterra)
LR A 
11:45am - 1:00pmSemi-Plenary III: Facts and Values, Evidence and Democracy
Toddi Steelman (University of Saskatchewan): "Scientific myths and democratic challenges"
Peter Biegelbauer (Austrian Institute of Technology): "Decisions, policy evidence and participation: How democratic is democratic policy-making?"
Chair: Frank Fischer (Rutgers University and University of Kassel)
LR A 
11:45am - 1:00pmSemi-Plenary IV: The Politics of Policy Assessment
Christian Hey (German Advisory Council on the Environment): "Safe planetary boundaries – Challenges for a new environmental policy frame"
Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter): "Our conventional wisdom about impact assessment, and why it is (partially) wrong"
Chair: Klaus Jacob (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR B 
1:00pm - 2:00pmLunch Break
Foyer 
2:00pm - 3:15pmSemi-Plenary V: LIAISE Roundtable "Creating a Science-policy Network"
Peter De Smedt (SVR - Research Centre of the Flemish Government)
Leen Hordijk (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
Klaus Jacob (FU Berlin)
Carsten Neßhöver (Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ)
Axel Volkery (Institute for European Environmental Policy, IEEP)
Chair: Jacques Jansen (Alterra)
LR A 
2:00pm - 3:15pmSemi-Plenary VI: Roundtable "Evidence for Sustainable Development – Setting the Research Agenda"
Jan Bakkes (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, PBL)
Frank Biermann (VU Amsterdam)
Arnold Bregt (Wageningen University)
Anantha Kumar Duraiappah (International Human Dimensions Programme, IHDP)
Katharina Helming (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF)
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR B 
3:15pm - 4:45pmI.5A: Tools for Integrated Policy Assessment
Session Chair: Frank Pothen, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW);
C II 
3:15pm - 4:45pmI.5B: International Politics
Session Chair: Lena Bendlin, Freie Universität Berlin;
LR B 
3:15pm - 4:45pmI.5C: Integrated Policy Assessment II
Session Chair: Aranka Podhora, ZALF Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research;
LR C 
3:15pm - 4:45pmII.5A: Factors of Knowledge Use
Session Chair: Dusan Djordjevic, University of Geneva;
LR D 
3:15pm - 4:45pmII.5B: Sustainable Development and Green Economy Discourses
Session Chair: Klaus Jacob, Freie Universität Berlin;
C I 
3:15pm - 4:45pmII.5C: Politics of Evidence II
Session Chair: Gökhan Orhan, Balikesir University;
LR A 
3:15pm - 4:45pmIII.5A: Construction of Knowledge II
Session Chair: A. Cristina De La Vega-Leinert, Greifswald University;
C III 
3:15pm - 4:45pmIII.5B: LIAISE Special Session: Bridging Science and Policy
Session Chair: Tarja Hannele Söderman, Finnish Environment Institute;
AS 
4:45pm - 5:15pmCoffee Break
Foyer 
5:15pm - 6:45pmI.6A: Methods for Decision Support
Session Chair: Rognvald Smith, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology;
LR D 
5:15pm - 6:45pmI.6B: Sustainable Development: Concepts, Contradictions, Conflicts
Session Chair: Basil Bornemann, University of Basel;
LR B 
5:15pm - 6:45pmI.6C: Policy Assessment Tools
Session Chair: Stanislav Edward Shmelev, University of Oxford;
LR C 
5:15pm - 6:45pmII.6A: Participative Assessments
Session Chair: Dirk Michael Wascher, FU Berlin;
LR A 
5:15pm - 6:45pmII.6B: Climate Adaptation
Session Chair: Thomas Vogelpohl, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) GmbH, gemeinnützig;
C I 
5:15pm - 6:45pmIII.6A: Contested Knowledge
Session Chair: Gaston Meskens, University of Ghent;
C II 
5:15pm - 6:45pmIII.6B: Science-policy Interaction II
Session Chair: Louis Meuleman, VU University Amsterdam, University of Massachussets Boston;
C III 
6:45pm - 7:30pmClosing Plenary: The Future of Science-policy Interaction
Jacqueline McGlade (European Environment Agency): "Lessons from the future: unblocking the science-policy interface"
Closing: Berlin Conference Film and Wrap Up
Chair: Sabine Weiland (Freie Universität Berlin)
LR A 
8:15pmConference Dinner
Dinner Speech: Miranda Schreurs (Freie Universität Berlin)