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2012 World Biofuels Markets 2011
World Trade Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition continues its growth as a leading global event, to bring together senior representatives from the entire biofuels value chain: so make sure you are a part of 2012.
The conference will bring together the entire value chain of the biofuels industry to do business. Europes largest biofuels congress and exhibition provides the premier agenda of global biofuels thought leaders including sessions on aviation biofuels, advanced biofuels, global biodiesel, finance and investment, biorefinery platforms, energy crops, global bioethanol, emerging markets, algae, biogas transport fuel and more. For further information, please contact the web site: http://www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/
Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GCOCS)
Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA, USA
Forward thinkers across disciplines are raising awareness about the effects of a changing climate on national, economic, business, cultural and human security. Specifically, a new focus is emerging on how climate change impacts ocean systems and the subsequent vital role the ocean plays in exacerbating or mitigating these impacts. Therefore, it is crucial for our collective future that we begin to address the inter-connectedness between oceans, climate and security. The First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GCOCS) is designed to:
raise the awareness level of the threat of climate change to our oceans and the consequent threat to our human and national security;
identify and prioritize the knowledge gaps in science and technology which inhibit understanding, response and adaptation to future threats; and
generate comprehensive human security policy and governance recommendations reflecting the climate, ocean, and security continuum.
Over three days, GCOCS attendees will explore complex, cross-sector topics and strategies through interactive methods such as multi-disciplinary plenary and World café sessions. For further information, please contact the web site: http://www.gcocs.org/
Climate Adaptation Futures: Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Climate change is one of the most important environmental, social and economic issues facing the world today. Despite growing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some impacts such as higher temperatures, more intense floods, droughts, wildfires, and rising sea levels are now inevitable. We must plan for and adapt to these changes, to minimize the negative impacts and enhance the benefits to natural systems, societies, and human activities and well-being. This challenges decision making at all levels, from individuals to governments, as well as in business and industry.
Co-hosted and convened by the University of Arizona (http://www.arizona.edu) and by UNEPs Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA, http://www.provia-climatechange.org), the conference focuses on adaptation to climate variability and change. The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share insights into the challenges and opportunities that adaptation presents. It will showcase cutting-edge research from around the world, focusing on themes of equity and risk, learning, capacity building, methodology, and adaptation finance and investment. It will explore practical adaptation policies and approaches, and share strategies for decision making from the international to the local scale. For further information, please contact the web site: http://www.adaptation.arizona.edu/adaptation2012
International Conference on Technology Transfer and Renewable Energy (ICTTRE) 2012
The project “Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network (DIREKT) is a cooperation scheme involving universities from Germany, Fiji, Mauritius, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago with the aim of strengthening the science and technology capacity in the field of renewable energy of a sample of Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) small island developing states, by means of technology transfer, information exchange and networking. Developing countries are especially vulnerable to problems associated with climate change and much can be gained by raising their capacity in the field of renewable energy, which is a key area.
In the context of the project DIREKT, the International Conference on Technology Transfer and Renewable Energy (ICTTRE) 2012 is being organized, being hosted by the University of Mauritius. This conference aims to:
provide universities of ACP countries and other areas with an opportunity to display and present their research activities and work on renewable energy;
promote the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects and technology transfer activities on renewable energy; and
discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim at integrating the topic of sustainable and renewable energy in support of national projects and in the implementation of renewable energy action plans.
Furthermore, the event will provide a unique opportunity for publishing the work of the participants in refereed journals, since provisions for this will be made. For further information, please contact the web site: http://www.direkt-project.eu/conference-technology-transfer-renewable-energy/conference-renewable-energy-climate-change-structure.html
Symposium on “Vulnerabilities and Adaptations to Climate extremes in the Americas
A Symposium titled “Vulnerabilities and Adaptations to Climate extremes in the Americas will be convened at the 54 International Congress of Americanists “Building Dialogues in the Americas, to be held in Vienna, Austria, on 15-20 July 2012. The Symposium is included in the thematic area no. 15: “Socio-Ecological Crisis, Environmental and Resource Politics. For further information, please contact the web site: http://https://ica2012.univie.ac.at/call-for-papers/proposal-submission/