Alþjóðleg ráðstefna um sjálfbæra nýtingu náttúruauðlinda
Soils, Governance and Society
Mánudaginn 4. júní 2012, kl. 8:30 -16:00,
Radisson BLU Hotel Saga, Hagatorgi (Katla, norður inngangur, 2. hæð)
Ráðstefnan fer fram á ensku, er öllum opin og aðgangur er ókeypis.
Landgræðsla ríkisins, The University of New England (Ástralía) og The Pennsylvania State University (Bandaríkin) munu í samstarfi við Landgræðsluskóla Sameinuðu þjóðanna og The Global Soil Partnership halda alþjóðlega ráðstefnu um leiðir til að auka árangur í verndun og nýtingu náttúruauðlinda. Jarðvegseyðing og önnur hnignun vistkerfa er eitt af stærstu vandamálum heimsins og ógnar stoðum sjálfbærrar þróunar. Brýnt er að snúa þessari þróun við með því að stuðla að skilvirkari starfsháttum í umhverfisvernd.
Ráðstefnan er þverfagleg og er ætluð sem vettvangur skoðanaskipta milli vísindasamfélags, stjórnsýslu og framkvæmdaaðila. Meðal þátttakenda verða m.a. leiðandi vísindamenn á fagsviðum laga, hagfræði, hegðunar, félagsvísinda, náttúruvísinda, menntavísinda, stefnumörkunar og stjórnmála.
Fyrir hádegi þann 4. júní verður fjallað um það hvers vegna nauðsyn er á róttækri breytingu á því hvernig nýtingu náttúruauðlinda er stjórnað og leiðir til að auka árangur. Fundurinn eftir hádegi verður meira í formi vinnufundar um það hvaða lærdóm má draga af rannsóknum og reynslu við mótun nýrra starfshátta í umhverfisvernd.
Ráðstefnan er undanfari vinnufundar um þetta efni sem stendur til 8. júní.
Skráning fyrir opna daginn, 4. júní 2012 er á http://soilgovernance.land.is/registration.
Hér er dagskrá ráðstefnunnar og upplýsingar um framsögumenn:
Soils, Governance and Society
Shaping Innovations in Natural Resource Governance
Monday 4 June 2012 – Radisson BLU Hotel Saga, Hagatorgi,
Katla - North entrance, 2nd floor
08:30 Arrival and refreshments
09:00 Opening statement
Jón Geir Pétursson - Ministry of the Environment
1. Why do we need a radical innovation in natural resource governance?
Chair: Sveinn Runólfsson, Director of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
09:15 Workshop Introduction, Context and Objectives
Paul Martin - University of New England
09:25 Sustainable Land Use: Prospects for Australia and the United States
Ted Alter - Pennsylvania State University
09:55 The Quest for Sustainable Land Use and Restoration - Experiences from Africa and Asia
UNU - Land Restoration Training Programme
10:15 Coffee break
2. Soil Governance: How do we create an enabling environment?
Chair: Hafdís Hanna Ægisdóttir, Director of United Nations University - Land Restoration Training Programme
10:40 The Need for New Directions and Innovations: A New Paradigm
Roger Crofts - Environmental Policy and Organisational Management Adviser
11:00 Changing Behaviour for Personal and Public Benefit: Models and Applications
Don Hine - University of New England
11:20 New Institutional Approaches for Caring for our Natural Resources
Katrin Prager - The James Hutton Institute
11:40 Economic Incentives and the Management of Natural Resources
David Blandford - Pennsylvania State University
12:00 Reframing the Challenge, Where do we need Innovation?
12:30 Lunch break
3. Workshop of Soils, Governance and Society - Themes, objectives and directions
Chair: Paul Martin, University of New England
13:30 Natural Resource Governance: The Need for Innovation
Paul Martin - University of New England
13:50 Soil Governance: Issues from Iceland
Andrés Arnalds - Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
14:10 Introductions by theme leaders (10 minutes each)
1. Improving behavioural effectiveness of resource governance - Don Hine
2. Approaches to partnered governance of joint implementation and investment - Ann Brower
3. Securing stakeholder engagement of all involved - Miriam Verbeek
4. Achieving implementation - Anton Imeson
14:50 Coffee break
15:20 Perspectives for research and practise on next generation landscape governance
15:50 Summary and closing remarks
Professor Paul Martin joined UNE as the Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law in 2005. Professor Martin has many years of business experience, including as a director and substantial shareholder in high technology enterprises, as a director of a successful venture capital firm, and as a member of the NSW Innovation Council and the Australian government Pooled Development Funds Registration Board. He was also a senior Visiting Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management for 20 years, responsible for a range of programs in both law and entrepreneurship.
|Professor Roger Crofts is an environmental policy and organisational management adviser working around Europe and specialising in natural resource management and the role of protected areas, especially in Scotland and Iceland. Following training in geography and research in geomorphology of mid and high latitude coastlines and natural resource assessment, he joined the UK civil service. He specialised in economic development policy and impact, local government organisation and finance, before joining the Senior Civil Service as an administrator on rural development and latterly natural heritage conservation. He was appointed Founder CEO of Scottish Natural Heritage a government agency with a staff of 850 fte and a budget of £50m. Since retirement, he has written, advised, lectured and published. His work has been recognised by an honour from HM The Queen, appointment as Fellow by 4 learned societies, an Honorary DSc, 3 honorary professorships, and the Icelandic Soil Conservation Medal. www.rogercrofts.net|
Professor Don Hine is an environmental and applied social psychologist. Much of his current work his work focuses on understanding psychological factors that underlie social/environmental problems related to resource over-consumption, climate change, air pollution, and invasive species. He is particularly interested in identifying practical strategies to help people change destructive patterns of behaviour into more environmentally sustainable ones. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Psychology, and is a member Australian Psychological Society's Climate Change Reference Group and the Armidale-Dumaresq Domestic Energy Committee. He is the principal investigator on externally funded projects related to improving the effectiveness of climate change communications and applying social norms theory to reduce air pollution from domestic wood heaters, and is the leader of the Behaviourally Effective Communications project for the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
|Dr. Katrin Prager joined the James Hutton Institute in Scotland in 2009 after holding postdoctoral positions at the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) and the University of Tasmania (Australia). Her research focuses on the interaction between social and ecological systems, in particular the link between environmental policies and change on the ground. Katrin has expertise in land manager attitudes and behaviour, and participatory processes. Her research has involved working with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds including government agency staff, farmers, engaged residents, school children, and NGOs. She coordinated 8 country case studies for the EU project Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Conservation (SoCo) and compared approaches to community engagement in natural resource management funded through a DAAD fellowship.|
|Professor David Blandford is a professor of agricultural and environmental economics, and former department head, in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University. He was formerly a division director at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and a professor at Cornell University. He teaches courses in agribusiness at Penn State and conducts research into food and agricultural policies, including their environmental, trade and rural development aspects.|
|Dr. Andrés Arnalds is Assistant Director of the Icelandic Soil Conservation Service. Andres has worked extensively on the development of community based strategies for conservation and restoration of soil and vegetation in Iceland. He facilitated the successful landcare program "Farmers heal the land" as well as other programs aimed at increasing land user involvement in caring for the land. Andres has a Ph.D. in rangeland ecology and management from Colorado State University, USA.|