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Financial Assistance Application for Berlin

Financial Assistance Application for Berlin

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REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
THE 11
th
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE,2012ON THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALENVIORNMENTAL CHANGEOn the theme of“EVIDENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
BERLIN, GERMANY 
th 
October – 6 
th 
October, 2012 
Yuvraj Samant and Neha Amola are representing India at the Conference 
 
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Letter of Request 
Subject : Financial Assistance for the Berlin International Conference on Human Dimensions for Global  Environmental Change.
Respected Sir/ Ma’am, We, Yuvraj Samant (BBA[H] LLB[H]) & Neha Amola (BPSc.[H] LLB[H]) currently pursuing law in our 3
rd
year of 5 year dual degree program of National Law University, Jodhpurhave been invited to present our research paper in the prestigious
Berlin International Conference, on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.
 And it is for oursuccessful participation in this conference that we seek this financial assistance.
 About the Conference 
 The Berlin International Conference is a conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, the theme for this year’s conference being “Evidence forsustainable Development”. This conference is conducted once in every two years by theEnvironmental Policy Research (FFU) , Freie Universitat, Berlin in cooperation of LIASEnetwork of excellence, and DFG (German Research Foundation) in partnership with Wissenschaftsjahr 2012, Earth System Governance, Environmental Policy and Global Change Working Group of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), International HumanDimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Partnership for EuropeanEnvironmental Research (PEER). The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplines and strands of research that produce evidence to support decision making for sustainable development, andthose that study the use and application of such evidence. The 2012 Berlin Conference on Evidence for Sustainable Development will be the 11thconference in the well established series of European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. This successful conference series began in 2001 with the first Berlin Conference and wascomplemented by the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on Earth System Governance. Since then,the conferences were held alternating every year in Berlin and Amsterdam. This year the conference received more than 300 abstracts for approval and submissionin the conference from over 48 countries and amongst this one was ours also.
 
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 The review process of the conference is very stringent and only abstracts and papers withgreat insights and having capability to have a major impact on the global level are selected and we are very proud to have our paper being selected as one of the esteemed few to be presentedat the conference. All submissions have been subject to a double-blind peer review with at leastfour anonymous reviewers per abstract. Thus ensuring high quality of presentations andcoherence with the structure of the conference.
The Conference and Partners 
 The conference has some reputed names like,
Sabine Weiland
, (Environmental Policy Research Centre, Berlin, Germany),
Klaus Jacob
(Environmental Policy Research Centre,Berlin, Germany),
 Jan-Erik Wein
(Alterra, Wageningen University, Netherlands), Andrew  Jordan (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK),
Carlo Carraro
(Fondazione Eni EnricoMattei, Milan and Venice, Italy),
Hubert Wiggering
(Leibniz Centre for Agricultural LandscapeResearch, Müncheberg, Germany),
Frank Biermann
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,Netherlands),
Ilan Chabay
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany),
Markku Puupponen
(PEER Secretary, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland),
LinZhen
(IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China). The few research institutes who are also selected for presentation of paper along with usare
OECD (
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development),
Institute of Regional Development and Environment
, Vienna University,
ETH Zurich
(Swiss FederalInstitute of Technology),
Peace Research Institute
Oslo, Collaboration for EnvironmentalEvidence, Johannesburg Centre; hosted by the Centre for Anthropological Research, University of Johannesburg, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and NuclearSafety,
CIS-IUL
, Portugal etc. The conference boasts of many such names as these institutes arepresenting papers with as many as nine collaborating authors.
Representing India 
 We are also the one of the only two entries to be selected in this year’s conference fromIndia thus giving us an opportunity to represent the country at the world level. Participation inthis event will be
immensely helpful for us in the field of law as our paper particularlydeals with the interface of law and sustainable development for future needs.
India notonly needs good policy makers but also a better systematic approach towards sustainabledevelopment, it requires a combination of legal as well as social, political and economicalstandards to cope up with the rising pressure. Our paper tries to suggest a few ways.

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