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RGS-IBG 2018

31 August 2018

RGS-IBG 2018: Adaptive Governance of the WEFE Nexus

Kirsty Blackstock (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland) presented MAGIC's research on 'Quantifying Material Flows in the Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus' at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, on 31 August 2018 in the workshop session "Adaptive management and governance of the food-energy-water-environment Nexus"...

EAAP2018

28 August 2018

Biodiversity in European livestock systems

MAGIC's Akke Kok (Wageningen University & Research) presented her research on the impact of European livestock systems on biodiversity at the 69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAPP2018), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27-31 August 2018. Her research forms part of MAGIC's critical analysis of the policy solution...

20 July 2018

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

MAGIC's Thomas Völker (Euopean Commission - Joint Research Centre) presented project findings on the role of quantifying material flows in nexus governance and on the role of imaginaries in circular economy policy-making at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018. Both conference sessions ("Metrics in...

03 July 2018

Latest TNT issue on Nexus Governance

The nexus between water-energy-food can be defined in many ways, as a matter of interconnections, trade-offs and linkages. But perhaps one of the most important ways it should be conceived is as a governance issue. The institutions, coordination and rules concerning sustainability problems across the nexus are crucial to its effective governance....

18 June 2018

Cambio climatico, sequia y usos del agua en Gran Canaria

From 18 to 20 June 2018, MAGIC participated in the ACEQUIA workshop: "cAmbio Climático, sEQUíA y usos del agua en Gran Canaria", co-organized by the local government of Gran Canaria and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The intensive three-day program of conferences, round tables,...

IST 2018 Conference - Kirsty Blackstock presenting

12 June 2018

IST 2018 Conference: How complex is too complex?

"How complex is too complex?" Three very different projects on the WEFE nexus, among which MAGIC, shared common learning points around setting boundaries on complexity and balancing bold messages with appropriate detail at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2018) in Manchester (12 June 2018). In a special session...

10 May 2018

ITC discusses non-conventional water resources at regional conference in Malta

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) participated in the NCWR Regional Conference "Advancing Non-Conventional Water Resources Management in Mediterranean Islands and Coastal Areas: Local Solutions, Employment Opportunities and People Engagement," in Malta, from 10 to 11 May 2018. In his presentation, “The Canary Islands experience:...

28 March 2018

Hot off the press: New Nexus Times edition

In this latest edition we uncover the implications of outsourcing resources - including water, waste and energy, to ask: what if things were different? Industrial and agricultural production are often outsourced to countries with lower production and labour costs, and the impacts of these activities are externalised along with production. Due to...

20 March 2018

Insights from MAGIC at Exploratory JRC Workshop on Energy Transition

Mario Giampietro provided insights gained from MAGIC research at the Exploratory Workshop Energy Sustainability in the Transition to Renewables: Framings from Social Practices and Complex Systems Theories, organised by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy), 20-21 March 2018. The transition to renewable energies envisaged...

MAGIC at SHAPE-ENERGY Sandpit 8-9 Feb 2018

08 February 2018

Using novel social science methods for interdisciplinary energy transition research

Luis Zamarioli of Climate Analytics and Tessa Dunlop of the JRC presented the MAGIC project at the first SHAPE ENERGY sandpits event in Turin on 8-9 February 2018. They joined over 30 attendees from other European H2020 and FP7 projects at the two-day event focused on “Energy efficiency and using less” and “ Competitive, secure, low...