Project with Indonesia: Cultural contexts of SDGs in a South-North-South perspective

Understanding cultural contexts of SDG implementations was at the core of two AGEF projects, financed by ASEA UNINET. In close cooperation with the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta and the Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta, local-regional implications of Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 15 (Life on Land) have been analysed and put in a South-North-South (South America – Europe – Indonesia) comparison. Continue reading “Project with Indonesia: Cultural contexts of SDGs in a South-North-South perspective”

Podcast on environmental (in)justice, soy and incommensurabilities

The latest edition of the podcast “Zeit für Wissenschaft” (Time for Science) featured Robert Hafner and his work on environmental (in)justice, incommensurabilities of soy production in Argentina.

The podcast can be found here:

Hafner, Robert: “Soja”. Gespräch mit Melanie Bartos im Podcast “Zeit für Wissenschaft”, Universität Innsbruck, 2017. https://www.uibk.ac.at/podcast/zeit/sendungen/zfw036.html

#IUGSABPNWA – Science Slam 2016!

Science Slam Innsbruck 2016  – and I was part of it!

With this somewhat unorthodox title “#IUGSABPNWA oder: Es interessiert mich nicht die Bohne”, I used the stage to talk about geographic conflict research, soybean monoculture expansion and the big questions of “Hu?” and “What?” to visualise multiple  and often not understandable perspectives on environmental justice and fairness.

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Award: Österreichischer Nachwuchspreis für Entwicklungsforschung

Im Rahmen der 25. OeAD-Hochschultagung verlieh die Kommission für Entwicklungsforschung den Österreichischen Preis für Entwicklungsforschung, der aus Mitteln des BMWFW finanziert wird. Dr. Georg Grünberg erhält den diesjährigen Preis, mit dem er für sein Lebenswerk geehrt wird. Der Nachwuchspreis 2015 geht an Robert Hafner MSc, Mitarbeiter am Institut für Geografie an der Universität Innsbruck.

CAST Award 2014: R|V|U in 6th place

On January 28, 2015, the center for academic spin-offs tyrol (CAST) awarded the best ideas of 2014; and our project R|V|U (regional verantwortliches Unternehmen; i.e. regionally responsible company), promoting the idea of Corporate Regional Responsibilty as a new tool to strengthten the ties between companies, regional stakeholders and locals as well as the natural environment, ranked in sixth place! Continue reading “CAST Award 2014: R|V|U in 6th place”

MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

On January 12, 2015 the online course, MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate (with contributions by me as well) went online.

This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. Continue reading “MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate”