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Integrated Environmental Governance: Opportunities and Constraints 6-7, December Jerusalem

Hebrew University Jerusalem, Department of Geography and Free University Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre:

Integrated Environmental Governance


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Session 1: Introduction


Klaus Jacob, Itay Fishhendler


  • Objectives of the workshop
  • Presentation of the participants
  • What is and why do we need integration?
  • Integration mechanisms: How does integration work?
  • Expected benefits from integration


Coffee Break


Session 2: Integrated Environmental Governance in Practice


Konstantin Teytze; Ines Vogel, Freie Universität Berlin

Protection of soils through environmental integration

Eran Feitelson, Hebrew University

Integration in transportation, water and land use: a comparative perspective

Angela Uttke, Technische Universität Berlin

Environmental goal conflicts in urban planning


Coffee Break


Yuval Laster, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection

Integrated environmental policy for the energy sector in Israel.

Tony Allan, University of London

Food and water governance

Gidi Mazor, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection

Construction and demolition waste as a trigger for community environmental responsibility – Sharon region


Lunch Break


Session 3: Governance Tools and Methods for Integration


Klaus Jacob, Freie Universität Berlin

Strategic planning – designing and implementing effective and reflexive strategies

Johann Köppel, Technische Universität Berlin

Environmental impact assessments to identify environmental goal conflicts

Claudia Pahl-Wostl, University Osnabrück

Requirements for and steps towards integrated and adaptive water governance and management


Coffee Break


Carsten Dreher, Freie Universität Berlin

Technology dynamics and strategic intelligence: Foresight and indicator-based assessment supporting policy instrument selection

Oren Perez, Bar Ilan University; Nadav Davidovich, Ben Gurion University

Planing, health and environmental policy: Integrating HIA (Health Impact Assessment) into policy making

David Schorr, Tel Aviv University

Integrated permitting in environmental law - a historical perspective

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Guiding Tour Jerusalem Old City


Session 4: Potentials and Constraints to Integration


Valerie Brachya, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies

Cross sectoral integration in the Ministry of Environmental Protection

Yosi Inbar, former Director of Ministry of Environmental Protection

Conflicts in implementing integrated waste management


Doron Lavee, Academic College of Tel - Hai

Cost benefits analysis as a tool for integrative decision making


Lunch Break


Session 5: Capacities and Incentives for Integration

14.00 -15.30

Klement Tockner, IGB Berlin / Freie Universität Berlin

Managing large river landscapes as domesticated ecosystems

Yeshayahu Bar-Or, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection

River rehabilitation in Israel - a case of streamlining diverse approaches and interests


Andreas Thiel, HU Berlin

Incentives, tradeoffs and political priorities in the integration and segregation of social-ecological system’s governance


Coffee Break


Session 7: Conclusions


Klaus Jacob, Itay Fishhendler

  • Summary of main findings
  • Identifying research gaps, next steps