Launch conference objectives
Subject : The regional resources management, with Rhône-Alpes as test-region.
1. Launching of the Michel Serres Institute for resources and public goods.
2. Refining the Institute’s missions and targets : participants contribution with focus on key-ideas, variables / indicators and tools / methods.
Date : Sept 27-28, 2012
Place : ENS de Lyon, IFE conference room
The Institute without walls is a partnership of various programs associating a diversity of disciplines. The list is presented at the end of the document.
Arrivals : Sept 26 evening and dinner
27 Sept, Morning session
Theme 1. Conceptual framing of (natural) resources / capital, legal and financial aspects
Aim : Challenging the conceptual frames on which nowadays agendas are set on issues such as climate change, energy, biodiversity, agro-food security, various resources. Knowing that resources are at the hart of all our environmental and societal issues and conflicts, we aim at setting up a coherent architecture and priority picture to guide further thinking and action towards a more global and integrated resources security.
Participants’ past and ongoing contributions to notions such as :
Natural / Biological resources and related terms, links to climate change ;
Biological productivity and efficiency ;
Carrying capacity and similar notions ;
Sustainability, competition and competiveness ;
Responsibility and common / public goods ;
27 Sept, lunch session Bon anniversaire, Michel Serres !
27 Sept, afternoon session
Theme 2. (Near) real-time regional resources precision metrics
Aim : Generate tools for the real-time metrics of regional resources and their dynamics / fluxes, in tight connection with evolving legal, normative, and financial contexts and instruments.
(1) Why, what and how to measure ? Inventory of necessary expertise and experts.
(2) Data bases and other tools (platforms, programs) on natural resources : what we have and what we need ?
(3) Criteria and choice of test-regions for the project : the case with Rhône-Alpes
28 Sept, Morning session – regional stakeholders
Theme 3. Rhône-Alpes as test-region on agro-rural resources
Workshop aim : Presentation of the main lines of the ANR application, section Agrobiosphere, to main stakeholders within the Rhône-Alpes region (Agriculture chambers, professional organizations, civil society organizations, ).
Conclusions : Who does what next ?
Each item will be prepared ahead of time and shared with the participants as to be efficient during the work sessions.