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Stakeholders' Perceptions on the Role of Soil Organic Carbon

The CIRCASA-Team would like to ask for your views on the role of the role of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) management for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The survey is part of the H2020 CIRCASA project. The aim of CIRCASA is to improve international research cooperation and strengthen the international research community in the field of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural soils at European Union and global levels. To support this aim a Strategic Research Agenda is being co-designed with stakeholders. This Strategic Research Agenda will outline priorities for the alignment of international research.

River Basin Network Workshop, January 2012 – Zaragoza (Spain)

The River Basin Network Workshop that took place on 26 and 27 January in Zaragoza, Spain, provided an opportunity for representatives of River Basin Authorities to exchange experiences on the implementation of agricultural measures within the context of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Outstanding Climate Adaptation

The "Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast" (RADOST) project, led by Ecologic Institute, was recently awarded a spot among the "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas," along with six other German regions that are instituting climate adaptation measures. The model regions of the research program "KLIMZUG – Managing Climate Change in the Regions for the Future" are among the "Selected Landmarks 2012" that are being recognized by the "Germany – Land of Ideas" initiative of the Federal Government and German business community. The jury has thus acknowledged the innovative approach of RADOST and the other KLIMZUG projects that attempts to involve regional stakeholders in all steps of research design and implementation, starting at the very beginning of the process.

Conference on "Climate Change in Agriculture"


Dr. Norbert Röttgen, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

What role does agriculture play in climate protection and how can it adapt itself to climate change? What approaches in science and policy can address this problem, and how can the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) contribute in this area? Over 100 scientists, policy makers, and experts from pertinent government agencies and associations discussed these and other questions at the conference "Climate Change in Agriculture", which took place on 20 January 2011 at the headquarters of the Permanent Representation of the Federal State of the Saarland in Berlin and was moderated by Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel. Norbert Röttgen, the German federal minister of the environment, opened the conference, which was organised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with the help of Ecologic Institute. The conference was also made possible by funds from the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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