ALTER-Net Conference: Register by 20 April

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Date(s) - 02/05/2017 - 04/05/2017
All Day

Augustinian Monastery,


The 3rd international ALTER-Net conference is now open. The conference titled ‘Nature and Society: Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs’ will be held in Ghent, from 2-4 May 2017.

Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs in the relationship between nature and society are key processes in socio-ecological systems. While conflicts are regarded as challenging and difficult trade-offs between ecosystem services are often necessary, the search for synergies and win-win solutions are essential steps in finding lasting solutions to major socio-environmental issues.

Through critical views from a range of disciplines, the conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of conflicts in human-nature relationships, and to explore the possibility that such conflicts may – through their resolution – actually lead to more sustainable solutions.

Through a mix of plenary sessions and interactive ‘living lab’ type workshop sessions, representatives from a wide range of disciplines (including those who may not be considered the ‘usual players’ in environmental debates) will collaborate towards developing a practical guide to nature-related synergies, conflicts and trade-offs, focusing on positive outcomes for nature and society.

Registration deadline: 20 April.

For more information and registration please click here.