Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 9 August 2011



(2011), "Diary", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ.08322eaa.008.008



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Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 5

2011 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-14 September 2011

The main theme of the conference is Infusing Creativity and Innovation in Education. Its objectives are:

  • To identify the various obstacles and challenges impeding the development of creative and innovative cultures within the academic context.

  • To gather expertise and models regarding the cultivation and management of creativity and innovation for sustainable development in the Muslim world.

  • To provide creative and innovative solutions to various problems and issues relating to the sustainable development of the contemporary world.

  • To inspire creative and innovative minds to contribute to the human development.

  • To identify the successful experiences and strategies in the development of creativity and innovation in the Muslim world.

  • To generate ideas and practical suggestions to strengthen theories and strategies of creativity and innovation in various professions.

  • To provide a common ground towards understanding the core areas of creativity and innovation related to sustainable development in various disciplines.

The conference will gather distinguished scholars from various spectrums and fields of expertise to lead careful deliberation and discussions on ideas and proposals; effectively inspiring creativity and innovation. In partnership and collaboration with other institutions and agencies this conference will serve as a platform for various participants to share their knowledge, perspectives and expertise in furthering progress and advancement on issues related to sustainable development, creativity and innovation. Further details can be seen at: http://www3.iium.edu.my/irkhs/icci

5th international conference: Enviro-management 2011

Hotel Patria, Strbske Pleso, High Tatras, Slovakia, 11-13 October 2011

Under the theme “Waste Management in the EU countries”, the event will discuss environmental policy and municipal waste management in Europe. Each city and region has a rich experience with preparing waste management strategies and environmental policies and know the difficulties of introducing them into practice. The event will discuss them and debate the following questions:

  • How to approach the preparation of waste management concepts and environmental policies?

  • What are (or should be) the main objectives and goals of environmental policy and strategy?

  • What are the real results and contributions of respective conceptual solutions?

  • How demanding are they financially and as far as their organization is concerned?

  • How to include the public into the preparation and realization of waste management projects and environmental policies?

  • What are the main conceptual solutions in the area of waste management?

  • What are the limitations by introducing the respective waste management systems?

Further details can be seen at: http://www.ciwem.org/events/supported-events/2011/oct/11/enviro-management-2011.aspx or obtained by contacting Gabriela Stuchlá at: mailto:nmc@internet.sk

International Conference “Sustainable Consumption- Towards Action and Impact”

Hamburg, Germany, 6-8 November 2011

The conference aims at promoting the interdisciplinary academic discourse on issues concerning sustainable consumption. The focus is on consumer behaviour, its social and cultural embeddedness, and its interdependencies with economic, physical and political frameworks. Researchers from different disciplines and studying different fields of consumption are addressed and invited to present results from disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research on sustainable consumption.

Further details are available at: http://www.sustainableconsumption2011.org

Green Electronics 2011 Workshop

Bucharest, Romania, 8-10 November 2011

Hardly one day passes by where we cannot read about that future shortages of several resources (e.g. export bans of rare earth materials, record prices for several metals, etc.). In 2010 the European Commission has identified a list of 14 economically important raw materials which are subject to a higher risk of supply interruption. But how can industry respond to this threat and secure its future business? What are major sectors and players in the electric and electronic industry already doing to substitute and/or recover those critical materials? What are the trends in research and innovation? How can we collect more end-of-life products? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the workshop.

Under the heading “Resource Efficiency in the Electric and Electronics Industry”, the event is organised in cooperation with companies such as Greentronics, Hewlett-Packard, HydroWEEE, EcologyNet Europe, ISL and ZeroWIN, and will engage stakeholders from the field. Further details are available at: http://www.care-electronics.net/greenelectronics

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011

Putrajaya, Malaysia, 5-7 December 2011

The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011 is jointly organised by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada, and Graduate School, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, in Malaysia.

The conference has the following objectives:

  • to provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics;

  • to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners;

  • to propose multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes;

  • to allow stakeholders to share their experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development;

  • to discuss the practical challenges encountered in promoting sustainable development and the solutions adopted; and

  • to find global partners for future business or research collaborations.

Further details can be seen at: http://www.ontariointernational.org/conferencemalaysia2011.htm

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