European Innovative Training Network on telecoupling funded

GLP Member Jonas Nielsen and Tobias Kuemmerle from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, have together with partners from academia, business and civil society, been awarded an Innovative Training Network (ITN) from the EU Program for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020. It is financed by approximately 3.8 million Euros and will run from 2018 to 2022.

The ITN is entitled COUPLED. Operationalising telecoupling for solving sustainability challenges related to land use and has as its main ambition the training of 15 outstanding PhD students. The call for applicants will go out autumn 2017, also on the GLP homepage.

The ITN will teach the doctoral students how (1) to understand the intertwinement of processes and actors that influence land use in an increasingly interconnected world, (2) to consider distant, unexpected feedback and spill-over effects, and to account for their social and environmental impact, and 3) to foster new and enhanced governance measures that can shape land use to deliver more sustainable outcomes.

The consortium involves many GLP members and the training and research of COUPLED will strengthen the GLP emphasis on understanding telecoupled land use change.

For more information do not hesitate to contact Jonas Østergaard Nielsen.