June 18 (3-4 pm UTC+2), 2021:

GLP Webinar: Transdisciplinary challenges and opportunities for telecoupling research

The webinar will include three short inputs from GLP members, as well as cross-cutting discussions. Andreas Heinimann will provide inputs from the long-term experience of the CDE with North-South research partnerships and the work on setting up the Wyss Academy for Nature, Jonas Østergaard Nielsen brings experiences from transdisciplinary collaboration through the ITN-COUPLED, and Allison Thomson will present insights from her many years of experience at the science-business interface and work at the organisation Field to Market.

Hosts: Cecilie Friis & Julie Zähringer

GLP website for registration

Location:  Online

April 21, 2021 (09:00-09:45 CET)

Perrine Laroche: Diet Change: The Imnpact on Agriculture & Ecological Conditions

We need urgent large-scale dietary change for our health and for the survival of our planet. What should that change be – and how would it impact global agriculture and ecological conditions? Ahead of Earth Day 2021, Perrine Laroche discusses her new award-winning research on this topic. Perrine’s paper about the impact of diets received the 2021 scientific paper award for young scientists from Alpro Foundation. Webinar organised by Alpro Foundation.

Location:  Online.

April 16, 2021 (13:00 CET)

Nicolas Roux: Die große Entwaldung und unser Beitrag

Expert speaker for  radio show “Punkt Eins” at ORF Austria; discussing the complex conflicts around forest commodities and what it takes to stop deforestation of tropical forests.

Location:  ORF

April 20, 2021 (16:30-18:00 CET)

Nicolas Roux: International trade of food and other land based products: narratives, data, methods, actors, and governance

Presentation. Part of the online lecture series Transformation Towards Sustainability? Novel Perspectives from Social Ecology. Hosted by Verena Winiwarter. BOKU Vienna

Location:  Online presentation. Watch the recorded lecture (YouTube).

April 9, 2021 (12:00 CET)

GLP Webinar: Assessing trade flows through a telecoupling lens – Globally sharing land and its ecosystem functions through international trade

The GLP Telecoupling Working Group organises a webinar to discuss international trade flows in relation to land resources and ecosystem functioning.  The webinar will include a presentation by COUPLED member Nicolas Roux (COUPLED & University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria) who will talk about “From embodied area to embodied HANPP: quantifying the pressure on ecosystem functions embodied in international trade of ecosystem risk commodities.” Abdullah Shaikh (School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia) will talk about “National-level consumption-based and production-based utilisation of the land-system change planetary boundary”. More information and registration

Location:  Online

March 23, 2021 (15:00 CET)

Tiago Reis & Laura Kehoe: Stickiness and impacts of trade between the EU and Mercosur Bloc

Presentation. Part of the GLP Webinar LASELS Working Group: Global Markets Agreements and Impacts on Land-use Conversions and on the Environment.

Location:  Online. Contact us to get the link.

February 24, 2021 (19:30-21:00 CET):

Johanna Coenen: Career Talk

Invited speaker for the the webinar “Prominent Alumni on Navigating the International Job Market.” Hosted by Faculty of Social Science of VU Amsterdam.

Location:  Online

February 08-12, 2021:

COUPLED Synthesis Workshop

Location:  Online

October 27-28, 2020:

Online Workshop: Synthesis Preparation for COUPLED

We kick-off the way for a concise and productive synthesis work. The expected outcome of the Synthesis Preparation workshop is to get an overview of ESR data, results and discussions, to identify common research questions, topics, themes and challenges based on and across the individual research projects, and to establish writing/working groups. We work around five themes: 1) The relevance of telecoupling research for transparency, traceability and accountability; 2) Business, civil society and policy: The applicability of COUPLED research; 3) Local realities of telecoupled systems: Exemplifying telecoupled systems on the ground, 4) Governance, leverage points and transformations: Governing for sustainability transformations in telecoupled systems, 5) Making telecouplings: Actors, networks, value chains and discourses.

Location:  Online

October 26-29, 2020:

Flare Network Twitter Conference: Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times

FLARE’s Annual Conference will be on Twitter with over 80 presentations on a suite of FLARE themes. COUPLED fellow Joel Persson (University of Copenhagen) will present on “Large differences in livelihood responses and outcomes to increased conservation enforcement in a forested protected area”, October 26, 11:50 EDT.

Location:  Online

October 23, 2020:

Online Discussion: Opinions on EU consultation on deforestation

Some of us have participated in a public consultation by the EU on how the EU can address demand-driven deforestation. This is our reference point to discuss some of our experiences and research findings in that regard. Simon Bager presents his recent paper on EU policy options for reducing commodity-driven deforestation. In the following discussion, we share our insights and experiences by discussing some questions of the EU questionnaire.

Location:  Online (4 pm UTC +1)

June 25, 2020:

GLP Webinar: Telecoupling challenges in conservation

GLP’s Telecoupling Working Group invites you to their second webinar dedicated to discussions around the challenges posed by telecouplings to conservation, and the potentials that the telecoupling perspective offers conservation studies. We are happy to have Joel Persson (University of Copenhagen) and Siyu Quin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) invited, both PhD students in our COUPLED project working on questions of conservation and telecoupling, and both with practical experiences from the conservation sector.

GLP website for registration

Location:  Online

June 15-19, 2020:

COUPLED Training Webinar: Societal Entrepreneurship, Management, and Leadership

Understand how sustainability can be embedded in organisations: gain an appreciation and framework conditions for effective corporate social responsibility. Consider the role of sustainability science in corporate innovation. Understand how sustainability performance of companies can be measured. Gain insights relevant for developing an entrepreneurial, transdisciplinary and team-based mindset. Develop awareness of the opportunities for science leadership in an applied setting.

Facilitated by our member Unilever U.K.

Location:  Online

January 17, 2020:

Online Discussion: Responsible Travel

Travel is important in a network like COUPLED, e.g. for our fieldwork in individual research projects, but also to meet each other and bring us in contact with new ideas and the production of new knowledge. But: Do we always have to meet face-to-face? and Could we take the train instead? Flight-related emissions and the proportion of academia’s carbon-footprint became a debated issue in academia recently, also for researchers working on sustainability issues. While some “walk their talk” and fly less individually, others disagree with that approach and urge for stronger collective government action. With this webinar, we aim for an open discussion on this topic. 

Location:  Online (10 am UTC +1)

September 4-7, 2019:
ECPR General Conference 2019

Organised by European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). ECPR’s General Conference is one of Europe’s largest annual gathering of political scientists. The programme covers the breadth of political science, creating a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline.
Meet COUPLED fellow Johanna Coenen presenting her research on Environmental Governance of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Location:  Wroclaw, Poland

August 28-30, 2019:
Kosmos Conference “Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century” 

The KOSMOS Conference shall provide a landmark for today’s great challenges towards sustainability. It is intended as a platform to discuss the science of the sustainability transformation, and to interactively conceptualize a science-based framework in the context of the UN’s SDGs. Organised by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Meet many of our COUPLED members there, including Nicolas Roux and Floris Leijten presenting insights from their PhD research. Program

Location:  Berlin, Germany

(c) HU Berlin/ Boris Nitzsche

July 21-25, 2019:
ICCB 2019: 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology

ICCB is the major global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice. Siyu Qin is presenting insights from land system science for conservation.

Location:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 24-26, 2019:
Global Land Programme: Open Science Meeting 2019

We are looking forward to the OSM 2019 in Bern, organised by the Global Land Programme.

This conference represents a unique opportunity to build and enhance scientific capacity and enable transformations to a sustainable future by identifying core questions, synthesizing research, and setting future agendas. The COUPLED network will be present.

Location:  Bern, Switzerland

  Getting inspired – Report from the Open Science Meeting

March 10-15, 2019:
COUPLED Training Course on Scientific Writing

Strategies and techniques for drafting scientific texts, pitfalls in scientific writing, self-help techniques, publications outlets, open-science and open-access publishing. The last two days consist of a writing retreat.

Location:  Artés (Catalonia)

March 8, 2019:
COUPLED Mid-Term Check

The Mid-Term Check is a constructive dialogue between the network participants and the funding agency of the European Commission and is a valuable source of feedback.

Location: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

March 5-7, 2019:
COUPLED Training Course on Governance and Justice inTelecoupling

Training course on how to analyse governance and justice issues in telecoupling research.

Location: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

November 28-30, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Place-based Assessments of Land Systems

Explores how local-scale case studies allows for an exploration of underlying causes of land change. How to assess land systems spatially by GIS/remote sensing, ascribe agency and causality via quasi-experimental setups and agent-based models, and combine qualitative and quantitative research.

Location:  Earth and Life Institute at Université catholique de Louvain

November 26-27, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Modeling Land-Use Change

Introduces spatial modelling of telecoupled land systems, emphasising models dealing with human-environment interactions across scales and sectors. How to incorporate agency in land system models, how to assess displacement explicitly, and how to explore impacts of land change under a range of scenarios.

Location:   Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam

September 21-23, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Communicating Science

Intensive interactive exercises on how to effectively communicate scientific messages to a non-academic audience. Workshop with Robert Kötter from Zweirat Training.

Location:  Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna

September 19-21, 2018:
COUPLED Training Course on Flows of Land-based Products

Training Course on tools and methods to measure the material and energy flows occurring between countries caused by international trade.

Location:  Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna

July 9-19, 2018:
COUPLED Summer School

The Summer School brings together all COUPLED PhD fellows to provide common ground and initiate network-wide communication and collaboration.

Location: IRI THESys (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Bad Belzig

April 19-20, 2018:
Research Workshop “Governance in Telecoupled Land Systems”

This workshop brings together early-career and established researchers to advance shared understanding and to allow in-depth discussion of current conceptual and methodological challenges in analyzing governance in telecoupled land systems. Jointly organized by University of Bern (Institute of Geography & Centre for Development and Environment), Leuphana University (Faculty of Sustainability), Osnabrück University (Institute of Social Sciences), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (IRI THESys & Geography Department). Jonas Nielsen and Cecilie Friis introduce COUPLED and its perspectives on hot topics regarding governance in telecoupled systems.

Location: University of Bern

February 19-20, 2018:
First COUPLED Network Assembly

The COUPLED networks meets in Berlin to kick the project off.

Location: IRI THESys (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)