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EEEN2020: European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum

EEEN2020
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Registration and Call for Abstracts are open!

The EEEN 2020 Forum welcomes your abstracts for the sessions. Instructions can be found in “Call for Abstracts” section. Please submit your abstract in Webropol by September 27, 2020.

To act as a session chair, please volunteer in Webropol.

Register for the European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (EEEN 2020 Forum) Online Conference and/or the PEER-TRISD Side Event in Webropol by October 23, 2020. 

Background

UN Sustainable Development Goals are meant to guide decision-making within and across different policy sectors to tackle the persistent environmental and social challenges of our time. In the European context, many environmental issues are among those sustainability questions that require most pressing action as e.g. the SOER2020 report highlights. This means that environmental issues can no longer be addressed in isolation and that the interconnections of environmental and social phenomena need to be addressed both in policy making and evaluation.

Sustainability transformations are hindered and promoted by a whole range of policies that do not abide to sectoral domains. This makes policy evaluation increasingly complex both in terms of encompassing mixes of policy goals and instruments within and across sectors, as well as taking into account the long timeframes and complicated causal chains linked to transformation.

Themes

The European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (EEEN 2020 Forum) addresses these challenges by concentrating on the following topics:

  1. Development of environmental evaluation approaches from the SDG and transformation perspectives
  2. Learning from and across (environmentally focused) sustainability evaluations and audits in different settings
  3. Evaluations of sustainability actions in city-level governance, including action within urban settings and by intermediary organisations
  4. Role of evaluation in Agenda 2020 and 2030
  5. Risk assessment as a tool for advancing sustainability in environmental evaluation

Speakers

Key note speeches will be delivered by the following speakers:

Hans Bruyninckx , Executive Director, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Jordi Molas Gallart, Research Professor, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)
Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Program Director/Research Coordinator, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Stefano D'Errico, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Professor Ortwin Renn, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) will share his views of risk assessment in a special session organised by PEER (Partnership for European Environmental Research)

Registration

The Forum is relevant to all who develop, conduct and use environmental policy evaluations or wish to utilize transformative policymaking in solving sustainability challenges. The programme will focus on scientific and practical evaluation knowledge on the implementation of SDGs and policymaking.

The Forum will be held as an online event to keep everyone safe during the current COVID-19 situation. Participation is free of charge.

The registration is open in Webropol now. The deadline for registrations is October 23, 2020.

Call for Abstracts

Contributions are welcome from practitioners, evaluators, policy advisers and scientists, and collaborations of groups. To present your work in the event, please submit an abstract via the online submission system in Webropol.

Please let us know which of the themes of the EEEN 2020 Forum your presentation will connect to:

  1. Development of environmental evaluation approaches from the SDG and transformation perspectives
  2. Learning from and across (environmentally focused) sustainability evaluations and audits in different settings
  3. Evaluations of sustainability actions in city-level governance, including action within urban settings and by intermediary organisations
  4. Role of evaluation in Agenda 2020 and 2030
  5. Risk assessment as a tool for advancing sustainability in environmental evaluation

Important requirements

  • The length of the abstract should be 150-200 words.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • The deadline for submitting your abstract is September 27, 2020. Acceptance notifications will be sent by October 12, 2020.
  • Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register for the EEEN 2020 Forum by October 23, 2020 via Webropol.

If you wish to volunteer as a session chair, please register in Webropol.

Side Event: Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop (6.11.)

Register for the PEER-TRISD Side Event in Webropol by October 23, 2020. Participation in the workshop does not require registration for the EEEN 2020 Forum and you can participate in either one or both of them.

The Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) project on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Tackling and managing risks with SDGs (PEER-TRISD)” invites public and private sector decision-makers seeking depth in their risk management or ambition in their SDG implementation to share solutions for integrating risk evaluation and management with SDGs. This workshop builds on co-generation work on how risks and SDGs are addressed in decision-making, literature analysis on risk systematization, multilevel analysis of measuring SDG and risk indicators, and experiences from integrating the assessment and management of SDGs and risk in water, urban and biodiversity conservation contexts.

The workshop will bring together representatives of government, cities, finance, industry and insurance, to address the question: what solutions support integrating the evaluation of risks and sustainable development goals? The workshop will engage participants to present and process solutions, through short presentations and facilitated discussions. The co-organizers of the workshop are Eeva Primmer (Finnish Environment Institute - SYKE) and Kurt Jax / Robert Lepenies (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ).

Previous EEEN Forums

EEEN2020 Forum Partners
 


Time 2020-11-04 9:00 - 2020-11-05 16:00
   
Place Helsinki, Finland
   
Organizer Paula Kivimaa (Conference co-chair), Research Professor
Annukka Berg (Conference co-chair), Senior Researcher
Hanna Salo (Conference coordinator), Researcher
   
Contact information hanna.h.salo@ymparisto.fi

Published 2020-04-02 at 13:53, updated 2020-09-10 at 8:06