Closed sessions > Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality

These sessions have only invited speakers (not any call for session) but they are open to public participation, especially for round tables and debates. In certain sessions, a special issue will ask for external contributors.

• Renewable Energy and  Landscape Quality

Chairs: Michael Roth, Nürtingen-Geislingen University – Germany; Sebastian  Eiter, NIBIO  - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research  – Norway;Serge Schmitz, University  of Liege – Belgium; Marina Frolova, University  of Granada – Spain; Csaba Centeri, Szent Istvan  University  – Hungary; Matthias Buchecker, Swiss Federal  Research  Institute WSL – Switzerland; Dina Stober, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer Osijek  – Croatia; Dan Van Der Horst, University  of Edinburgh – United  Kingdom; Bohumil Frantal, Institute of Geonics ASCR – Czech Republic; Alexandra  Kruse, Institute for Research  on EuropeanAgricultural Landscapes  e.V. – France; Isidora Karan, Center  for Spatial  Research  – Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Location: Clermont-Ferrand

The COST Action TU1401 “Renewable Energy and Landscape QualitY (RELY)” investigates the inter-relationships between renewable energy production and landscape quality, and the role of public participation for the acceptance of renewable energy systems. This Action develops a better understanding of how landscape protection and management, and renewable energy deployment can be reconciled to contribute socio-environmentally to the sustainable transformation of energy systems. RELY consolidates and extends knowledge from a pan-European perspective using a modular methodological framework. The Action enhances the science base for decision-making, and develops guidelines for public participation in planning renewable energy systems. The potential of sustainable landscape development, with innovative land uses producing synergies for landscape quality and renewable energy, is revealed (

In this session, the four Working Groups of the Action will present the results of four years of collaboration of more than 160 researchers from 37 countries.

Keywords: renewable energy, landscape quality, landscape impact assessment, landscape sensitivity, sustainability

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