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International Congress on Energy and Politics, Antalya, Turkey, 22-26 April 2012
This conference intends to be a global forum for researchers to present and discuss their recent research findings and new techniques and to create an effective network of cooperation in energy and politics, with a special emphasis to their sustainability elements. Some of the topics of interest to the event include:
Energy economics and finance;
Energy security and politics;
Energy production and alternative energy resources;
Linkages among energy markets;
Modeling energy prices and volatility;
OPEC and non-OPEC energy production and policy;
Portfolio and diversification effects of energy assets;
Hydroelectric, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy;
Oil, natural gas and coal;
Energy policies and laws;
Energy risk management;
Carbon capture and storage;
Mining and energy; and
Further details are available at: www.epolturkey.org
International Conference on Technology Transfer and Renewable Energy (ICTTRE) 2012, Mauritius, 21-22 June 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 and 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. Further details are available at: www.direkt-project.eu/conference-technology-transfer-renewable-energy/conference-renewable-energy-climate-change-structure.html
Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Glasgow, UK, 24-29 June 2012
Contributions are invited for this 22nd International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) Conference, which will take place at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 24-29 June 2012. The conference, which is jointly organised by the University of Strathclyde, the University of Sheffield and the University of West of Scotland, will explore human behaviour and experience in both the built and natural environments and will focus on the relationship between research, practice and policy and how this can significantly impact on socially and environmentally sustainable development.
Contributions are invited in relation to the three overarching conference themes:
geography and urban context – urbanisation and planning in developed and developing countries;
planning, design and evaluation in human environments; and
policy implementation and management – from international/government level to local/community level.
Further details are available at: www.iaps2012.org.uk/
Sustainability Issues in the Built Environment and Construction Materials Technology, Cambridge, UK, 3-6 July 2012
Papers are invited for this four-day Green6 International Conference, which will take place in Cambridge, from 3-6 July 2012. Papers are invited on the following themes: sustainable use of conventional materials in construction; sustainable use of non-conventional materials in construction; eco-friendly construction methods and materials; sustainable use and re-use of construction waste; sustainable waste management; sustainable use of waste as structural materials; green buildings; sustainable building design; sustainable land use and development; environmental risk and risk management; whole life cycle sustainability assessment; urban planning and urban design for sustainability; novel developments; policy and regulations; influence of climate change; and, case histories.
Further details may be seen at: www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/faculties/fst/departments/builtenv/green_6_conference.html
Fourth International Conference on Science in Society Berkeley, CA, USA, 15-17 November 2012
The conference invites participants from a range of disciplines and professional areas to explore the relationship between science and its contexts and implications, including the cultural, social, ethical, and political.
Key themes addressed by the conference include the social impacts of science, the values and ethics of science, the pedagogies of science, the knowledge-making processes of science, the politics of science and the economics of science. At first glance, the scope and concerns of the conference are enormous. However, in contrast to conferences with a specialist disciplinary focus, this conference aims to explore, in an interdisciplinary spirit, linkages between different areas of concern and practices of investigation. We welcome presentation proposals which range from broad explorations of philosophical, theoretical, methodological and policy questions, to proposals which present finely grained evidence of the connections of science to society in microcosms of research, teaching and practice.
Participants at the conference will include researchers, teachers, administrators and policy makers from the basic natural-physical sciences, the applied sciences, the social sciences, history and philosophy of science, the humanities, and the professions.
Further details are available at: http://science-society.com/conference-2012/