The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1972, IIASA now ranks among the leading think tanks globally in the science-policy interface, specifically in the context of global change. Situated in Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, over 300 scientists from nearly 50 countries and widely different disciplines collaborate on issues related to climate and environmental sciences, using advanced scientific models to tackle imminent science questions relevant for policy. 23 countries, representing almost two thirds of the world population, are IIASA members via their national member organization (typically Academy of Sciences or National Research Councils) and make for a truly global perspective of the research performed.
The University of Zielona Góra (UZG) belongs to the elite group of 18 classical Polish universities. The mission of the UZG is to promote equal opportunities for the development of the region and its inhabitants and to increase the intellectual, economic and artistic potential by educating with highquality professional staff and conducting advanced research. The academic staff participate actively in the European Research Space and the European System of Higher Education. The Institute of Environmental Engineering is active in the fields of waste water and waste technology, applied ecology, hydrology and applied geology, land protection and reclamation, networks and sanitary installations. Recent research activities focused on: Modeling processes in environmental engineering (2017); Environmental conditions and effects of waste management (2016-2017); Environmental conditions of rational energy management (2014); Risk of environmental hazard and the possibility of its minimization (2013).
The Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CARR, CAS) was known as Shijiazhuang Institute of Agricultural Modernization that was founded in 1978. The CARR, CAS is considering the particular agricultural needs of efficient utilization of water and nitrogen in North China Plain as well, has put stress on the following areas: farmland water transfer, crop and livestock flow, ammonia and nitrous oxide emission measure, and manure management etc.
Peking University (PKU) is a comprehensive and national key university. Founded in 1898, PKU was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China. The university has now effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of personnel with a high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country’s socialist modernization. It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various disciplines.
brainbows information management gmbh is a consultancy company from Vienna which specializes in sustainability, energy & climate protection. With a permanent staff of 12 highly qualified professionals, we see ourselves as a “one-stop shop” for consultancy and communication services. brainbows pools its know-how in four pillars: sustainability & CSR, energy & climate protection, strategic advice, events & stakeholder communication.
Especially In the field of stakeholder communication the company shows a broad experience. From large international conferences and symposia such as the Austrian World Summit and professional stakeholder events such as the annual REWE Stakeholderforum to special workshops and roundtables, brainbows designs and organises various measures and processes. The environment management and stakeholder involvement in large infrastructure projects, for example for the City of Vienna, are also among the focal points of brainbows’ work.
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E.C.O. Institute of Ecology is a specialized company for planning, consulting, research and training for nature conservation and protected areas since 1992. The company has been established in the form of a private limited company and is a licensed “Technical Office for Ecology”. The company employs a permanent staff of 18 highly qualified professionals from the fields of ecology, geography, landscape planning and biology who work at the interface between applied research and practice. The company frequently conducts interdisciplinary applied research in the field of management of natural resources, protected areas and integration of conservation objectives into policy. E.C.O. develops solutions in cooperation with different stakeholders, researchers and project partners. Since 2012 the company is responsible for managing the largest urban protected area of Klagenfurt/Austria working together with a wide variety of urban stakeholders and interest groups.