Development of a Forecasting Framework and Scenarios to Support the EU Sustainable Development Strategy


       

SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

PRIORITY 8.1


Policy-oriented research, Scientific support to policies, Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area

 


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Workshop in Budapest (Oct. 26-27, 2006)

"Infrastructures / Land use"

Download the schedule (pdf, 44 kb)

Download some practical information (pdf, 108 kb)


Download the Report: Part I (pdf, 1.4 Mb) and Part II (pdf, 2.8 Mb)


I. Foci of the Workshop

- Residental infrastructure

- Industrial and commercial infrastructure

- Transport infrastructure

These areas, together with the pre-defined ForeScene cross-cutting environmental topics of “Water”, “Soil, biodiversity and landscape” and “Resource and waste generation”, and the pre-defined subjects of the workshop (“infrastructures/land use”) are indicated in the figure below.


II.  Presentations and Speakers

First day

WHERE SHALL WE GO TO?

Key questions:

  • How could a desired long-term vision of sustainability for each activity/policy field look like, considering essentials of environmental, economic and social development?
  • Which essential elements of sustainability that are integral part of the vision can be defined for the purpose of developing sustainability scenarios?
  • How can current policy objectives of topic complexes (WP1) be translated to match with the objectives sustainability scenario?
Second day

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

Key questions:

  • Which requirements and potential measures can be described that are deemed promisimg to reach the defined sustainability scenario (pre-backcasting)?
  • Which measures address activities or driving forces that show cross-sectoral impact and hence are potentially of multi-beneficial effect without shifting problems?
List of presentations
List of presentations
  • Brownfield versus Greenfield – Potential Policy Measures and Actions in Europe by Dr. Paul Nathanail, CABERNET Network & university of Nottingham

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