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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Hendrike Clouting


Lehrveranstaltungen

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Hendrike Clouting

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 08:15 - 11:45 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | C 3.121 | Course will start online and will be transformed to a hybrid format as soon as the Corona situation allows

Inhalt: Environmental Assessment (EA) aims at the integration of all significant environmental and social consequences of specified proposed activities into formal decision making and at the provision of relevant information and the involvement of stakeholders and the public. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a legal process of identifying, predicting and evaluating the impacts of a proposed project or development on the environment and society. EIA is legally binding for specified projects in almost all national legislations worldwide. It is therefore the most commonly applied environmental planning and management instrument. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) at the higher policy and planning level is becoming increasingly important over the last decade. Against a progressing development pressure of a growing world population, an important objective of EA is to avoid or mitigate negative impacts and to enhance positive impacts. Both EIA and SEA contribute to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related global environmental policies. This course is relevant for students interested in tasks of environmental authorities, environmental consultancies and NGOs. It links to the themes of environmental governance, spatial and sectoral planning, implementation of sustainable development goals, and public participation. The course is of transdisciplinary nature with contents from spatial, natural and social sciences, urban and transport planning, energy and water management. Topics addressed during this course are: • Evolution and legislation of Environmental impact assessment (EIA) at project level • Purpose and process of EIA • Tools and methods in EIA • Public participation in EIA • Evolution and legislation of Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) at policy, programme and plan levels • SEA process, contents and methods • Effectiveness of EIA • Capacity development in EIA • EIA best practice guidance, quality control and review • Case studies of EIA and SEA implementation in EU countries and abroad

Introduction to sustainable agriculture (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Hendrike Clouting

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | Online-Veranstaltung

Inhalt: Under a changing global climate and ongoing environmental problems caused by agricultural practice, conventional agriculture in Europe comes under increasing pressure to integrate and transform. Farmers are progressively made responsible for a holistic protection of the environment through sustainable resource and land use. Crop cultivation and livestock production contribute to global warming through large scale greenhouse gas emissions. A consequent reduction of pesticide and fertilizer use is crucial for nature conservation. In 2019-2020 European farmers have protested against strict land use regulations (e.g. limit nitrogen emissions by halving the country's livestock), low milk prices, and also growing criticism of agricultural practices. They are concerned about a decline of their current livelihoods and status in society. At the same time many agricultural systems are vulnerable to climate change and its effects such as droughts and floods. Climate adaptation is inevitable to maintain food security in the long-term. Additionally agriculture in many countries worldwide is under intensifying threat of land and resource use competition, conflicts and consumption by expansion of other sectors, e.g. energy, urban and transport development. Topics addressed during this course include: • Environmental sustainability in agricultural policies and legislation • Spatial implications of agricultural policies and programmes • Environmental policies and legislation • Spatial dimensions of food marketing and consumption • Different forms of agricultural production systems and their main land use functions • The importance of poverty reduction, healthy rural livelihoods and social well-being • Effects of climate change on agriculture and adaptation strategies • Land use change in agriculture for mitigation of climate change effects • Integrative policy approaches, methods and processes for sustainable agriculture at different decision making scales (e.g. strategic environmental assessment (SEA); agri-environmental schemes; nature protection by agreement; multifunctionality of agricultural land use in spatial planning etc.)

Regional land use planning: an international perspective (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Hendrike Clouting

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 08:15 - 10:45 | 06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 | Online-Veranstaltung

Inhalt: With 70-80% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050 (UN 2018), smart urban planning and development strategies are crucial to managing our land and resources. On one hand particularly population growth in metropolitan areas causes significant impacts on the environment and societies. On the other hand some regions are experiencing population decline and shrinkage in recent years, which also has consequences for land and resource use. Aims of regional land use planning are to regulate the land use demands of sectoral interests, to make sustainable decisions and to solve conflicts related to the natural and the built environment. Regional land use planning creates a framework for the development and preservation of communities in rural and urban environments. The land use planning process must therefore serve the public interest, increase the livelihood of regions, and make them more sustainable and resilient for everyone. Within multi-level and cross-sectoral spatial planning systems this course will focus on the regional planning scale, where site-specific decisions are made, the public can be involved and where adaptation to climate change is an essential task. A region is furthermore the intermediate level to connect bottom-up and top-down planning. As regional land use planning is related to sectors, i. e. urban and transport planning, energy production, agriculture, forestry, tourism, water management and landscape planning/nature conservation etc., international examples of integrated planning decisions will be studied. The demands of all of these sectors on land use require a good future-oriented governance between sectors, levels of government and actors ‒ horizontally and vertically. Topics addressed in this course are: • Regional land use planning policies and legislations • Regional spatial strategies and concepts for the coordination of land use demands • Spatial consequences of the socio-economic transformation • Multi-level governance in spatial planning • Sectoral plans and programmes with territorial impact • Methods, tools and process of regional land use planning (e.g. strategic environmental assessment) • Regional actors in land use planning • Regional land use planning and adaptation to climate change