Symposium on Integrated Researches and Co-design on Environmental Change in the Danube Region 5th edition
15 April 2016, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
The Romanian National Committee for Future Earth together with the Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy and the National Council of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region organized at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, on April 15th 2016, the 5th edition of the symposium dedicated to integrated researches on the Danube Region, titled Integrated Researches and Co-design on Environmental Change in the Danube Region.
The aim of the symposium was to highlight the role of transdisciplinary research for the development of the Romanian Danube Region. Consisting of six invited presentations, the topics focused on flood risk management within the context of climate change and ecosystem services in the protected areas in Romania, as well as on territorial planning, development strategies and cross-sectoral approaches at national and regional level. Emphasis was also given to Future Earth concepts of co-design and co-production and their need for implementation in environmental change research problems in order to enable and advance sustainability-related studies under the context of future challenges.
The speakers and audience were both from academia and stakeholders, representing profiled research institutes from environmental sciences, economy and territorial planning, as well as national administrations (i.e. Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests and Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration).
Likewise, there was acknowledged the importance of forming interdisciplinary teams involving the Romanian Academy’s institutes as well as international partners with expertise in the connected and targeted fields of environmental change research.
Text: Future Earth Romania Secretariat