A smarter scenario

Club of Rome report states that inequality reduction and new economic models are necessary for long-term economic and planetary stability.    Text originally published on: Stockholm Resilience Centre - published here with permission. https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-10-17-a-smarter-scenario.html .  Only a profound economic transformation in the next decades driven by “non-conventional policies” is likely to deliver prosperous societies within planetary boundaries, according to … Continue reading A smarter scenario

Team AdatEcon at the 2017 World Resource Forum in Switzerland

On the 24th and 25th of October, Team AdaptEcon was represented at the 2017 World Resource Forum in Geneva by Dr. Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Dr. Harald Sverdrup, Johanna Gisladottir and Eduard Nedelciu. The event gathered 450 participants from 16 countries and it included 16 workshops and 160 scientific contributions. Our team had the following presentations: … Continue reading Team AdatEcon at the 2017 World Resource Forum in Switzerland

AdaptEconII mid-term review in Brussels

On the 12th of December, the AdaptEconII team successfully passed the mid-term evaluation carried out by Dr. Guy Duke, external expert for the EU Commission, and Emanuela Galeazzi, research executive agency officer. The evaluation was a full day event that took place at Hotel Leopold in Brussels. It comprised of an introduction by each of … Continue reading AdaptEconII mid-term review in Brussels

Resilience conference, Stockholm

Three of the ESRs (Marie Schellens, Eduard Nedelciu, and Jennifer Hinton) and three of the supervisors (Dr. Sarah Cornell, Dr. Brynhildur Davidsdottir and Dr. Sylvie Ferrari) in the AdaptEconII project attended the Resilience Conference 2017, held in Stockholm in late August. The conference takes place tri-annually and was hosted this year by the Stockholm Resilience … Continue reading Resilience conference, Stockholm

System dynamics conference 2017

AdapteconII PhD students, Johanna, Nathalie, Ganna and me visited the System Dynamics conference, July 2017 in Boston. The day before the “regular” conference started we particpated in the PhD colloquim where junior system dynamics modelers get a chance to interact with senior system dynamicists. This interaction was enabled through sessions with open space discussions and … Continue reading System dynamics conference 2017

Ecological Challenges Conference

Ecological Challenges Conference, held in Oslo in February 2017, was supposed to be a place where “academia meets activism”. Ganna Gladkykh and Nathalie Spittler participated and came back from it with the following impressions. The conference was one of those from the new wave of the academic conferences which try to be more inclusive bringing together … Continue reading Ecological Challenges Conference

Jean Monnet Training Programme in “Europe and Sustainable Development”

From October the 10th until 21st, all AdaptEconII PhD students were gathered again for a second time. However, this time they would also meet and work together with other students. Dr. Arnaud Diemer (also an AdaptEconII supervisor) organised a training event on "Europe and Sustainable Development" within the Jean Monnet Erasmus+ programme. Next to lectures … Continue reading Jean Monnet Training Programme in “Europe and Sustainable Development”

Agent-Based Modelling Summer School in Montpellier

From September 12th to 23rd the “Multi-platform International Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation for Renewable Resources Management” (MISS-ABMS) took place at Agropolis International in Montpellier, France. Marie took part of it and very much enjoyed the combination of theoretical lectures, case-study examples, practical sessions and a group project, all supported by established experts in the … Continue reading Agent-Based Modelling Summer School in Montpellier

Geopolitical Theories and Methods summer school, Maastricht

Maastricht University (the Netherlands) likes to keep students around in summer and therefore, offers a wide range of summer schools. Marie joined one on Geopolitical Theories and Methods from July 25th until 29th 2016. Unexpectedly but pleasantly surprised, this course was very much hands-on work: trying out different research approaches to geopolitics in individual and group … Continue reading Geopolitical Theories and Methods summer school, Maastricht