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Le projet EUROPEACE du Pôle Bernheim est un programme de recherche qui regroupe un ensemble de trois chaires (Chaire Bruxelles-Genève / ULB-UniGe, Chaire Paris-Bruxelles / ULB-Sciences Po) interdisciplinaires travaillant respectivement sur les thèmes suivant : Peace and Conflicts Studies ; rôle des émotions dans les conflits (psychologie et neurosciences) ; problématiques climatiques et liens entre environnement, sécurité et migrations. L’ULB cherche par ce biais à la fois à mettre sur pied de nouvelles compétences et offres d’enseignement sur les études sur la paix, mais aussi accroître les possibilités de collaborations internationales dans ces matières.

EASY-ECO est un réseau de centres de recherche actifs dans le domaine de l'évaluation du développement durable. Il vise à partager et diffuser les connaissances liées à cette thématique de recherche à travers des formations et des conférences. Le Centre d'Etudes du Développement Durable fait partie de ce réseau et est chargé de l'organisation de la conférence qui se déroulera à Bruxelles en novembre 2010.

In the framework of the FP7 project “Forest management strategies to enhance the mitigation potential of European forests” (FORMIT), the PhD study will mainly focus on the evaluation of the contribution of forest products to carbon storage and climate mitigation. A cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment of the European forest sector will be performed to evaluate the environmental impact of mitigation scenarios for the sector. This will be done for different forest types, different European regions, different management scenarios and different product types including cascade use of wood, the account of temporary carbon storage, end use and final disposal of wood products.

GeoRisCA (2012-2016) est un projet scientifique financé par la Politique Scientifique belge (Belspo). L’objectif principal de ce projet est l’évaluation des géorisques dans la région du Kivu (Burundi, RDC, Rwanda), en étudiant et combinant les aléas de type glissements de terrain, séismes et volcans ainsi que la vulnérabilité de la population, des infrastructures et des écosystèmes, afin d’aider à la gestion des risques naturels. Le projet est coordonné par le Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale (MRAC), en collaboration avec l'Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), l'Université de Liège (ULg), la Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) et le Centre Européen de Géodynamique et de Sismologie (ECGS). Ce projet est mené est collaboration étroite avec les partenaires locaux des trois pays ciblés (Burundi, RDC, Rwanda). GeoRisCA (2012-2016) is a scientific project funded by the Belgian Federal Scientific Policy (Belspo). The main objective is the assessment of the georisk in the Kivu region (DRC, Rwanda, Burundi), by analysing and combining seismic, volcanic and mass-movement hazards as well as the vulnerability of the population, the infrastructures and the natural ecosystems, in order to support risk management. The project is coordinated by the Royal Museum for Central Africa, in collaboration with the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Université de Liège, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the European Center of Geodynamics and Seismology. It is conducted in close collaboration with local partners from the three targeted countries (Burundi, DRC and Rwanda).

The political world and public services are under pressure. Citizens increasingly reject traditional political actors, and new societal challenges arise. A prominent example of the latter is the transition to a sustainable economy. Various network governance constellations are being developed for the stimulation, co-creation and institutional anchorage of sustainability-oriented innovation and grassroots initiatives. Beyond this bright and mobilizing side of transitions governance, this project deliberately targets its crucial but hitherto relatively neglected counterpart of exnovation. Exnovation refers to the phasing out of outdated, redundant modes of production and consumption. Focusing on exnovation challenges, the project does not shy away from the politics of transitions: their winners and their losers, and their multiple (often unforeseen) socio-economic side-effects. Beyond the aforementioned cultivation of innovation, exnovation reminds of the challenge for current regulative frameworks and governance arrangements to create contexts and incentives in which the various sustainable innovations can thrive, and become mainstream. At the same time, it reminds of the importance to protect rights, to ensure continuity, and to guarantee a level and transparent economic playing field. This calls for forward-looking governance and institutional design – and the legitimacy for this needs to be actively gained. Our central research question is therefore: How can the existing governance arrangements and regulatory frameworks in the Brussels Capital Region be supported in dealing with the sustainable economy transition and its exnovation challenges? The project confronts this question through a quite unique interdisciplinary combination of expertise in transitions governance, sustainability assessment and legal studies. It is aimed to a) analyse the main exnovation challenges for BCR governance actors, assessing the portée and magnitude of the environmental, social and economic impacts involved; b) develop strategies and institutional design of adequate, forward looking responses in governance and regulatory frameworks and c) organize broad and inclusive societal debate on exnovation challenges.

Etude des impacts sociaux, économiques, culturels des grands événements sur la ville et le milieu touristique.

GRAZEO is a 2-years project financed by the Belgian Science Agency. It is a spin-off of the EPISTIS project (Remote Sensing Tools to Study the Epidemiology and Space/Time Dynamics of Diseases ) where several models were developed using remote sensing and spatial modelling to stratify the risk for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) transmission between buffaloes and cattle in Kruger National Park (KNP) and its surroundings. In GRAZEO however, the emphasis will be put on the role of the natural vegetation as a key factor of habitat suitability for large herbivores. The abundance and quality of the forage source is known to be a key driver of feeding patterns and distribution of livestock and wild grazers in savannah rangelands. Therefore, the main aim of GRAZEO is to explore the potential of the new generation of very-high spatial and spectral resolution sensors, such as WorldView-2, for (i) developing methodologies for mapping grass patches, grass biomass and quality indicator (nitrogen concentration), as well as tree species communities as complementary forage quality indicator, at a scale compatible with savannah spatial heterogeneity and animal movements; (ii) Investigating how these improved inputs, along with adapted modelling processes and multiple scenarios testing can contribute to improving the buffalo-cattle contact modelling outputs.


Histoire de la formation des territoires touristiques et construction de la représentation des paysages nationaux

This study focus on The Western Branch of the East African Rift (East DRC, Rwanda, Burundi), a region with a rapidly growing population. Despite the sometimes devastating impact of humans on their environment, the interactions between demography, land use and land cover change, and land degradation in the region remain mainly unstudied. A limiting factor of such research is the lack of historical data records. The Royal Museum for Central Africa holds a vast collection of historical aerial photographs and archives dating back as far as to the 1950's. After converting the analog photographs into a digital format, we develop land use and land cover (LULC) maps for the region between 1950 and the present, using cutting-edge methods in deep learning and deep convolutional neural network (CNN). These LULC maps enable the characterization of the links between humans and land degradation processes such as landslides, deforestation, and erosion.