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Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 21, Issue 5
5th Study Conference on BALTEX
Miedzyzdroje, Wolin, Poland, 14-18 June 2010
The 5th Study Conference on BALTEX, under the title “Changing water, energy and biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea basin“, will be held in Miedzyzdroje on the Polish island of Wolin on 14-18 June 2010. The main topics of the conference are:
climate variability and change in the past and future;
water, energy and biogeochemical cycles in the regional Earth system;
hydrological modelling, water management and extreme hydrological events; and
regional adaptation to climate change.
Details on the conference are available at: www.baltex-research.eu/wolin2010/
Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID 2010)
Fortaleza, Brazil, 16-20 August 2010
The Second International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Sustainable Development in semiarid regions - ICID will be held in August 2010, at the Convention Center of Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Conference aims to achieve the following objectives:
gather participants around the world to identify and focus action on the challenges and opportunities facing the arid and semiarid regions of the planet;
update knowledge on issues related to these regions in the last 20 years – environmental and climate (variability and change), vulnerabilities, impacts, responses of adaptation and sustainable development;
explore synergies between the conventions of the United Nations concerning the development of semiarid regions; and
generate information to support governments and society with the aim of improving sustainable economic, environmental, social and semiarid regions.
The ICID wants to sharpen the focus on sustainable development of the semi-arid regions of the world, to accelerate the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to reduce vulnerability, poverty and inequality, improve the quality of natural resources and promote sustainable development.
Likely to support the Rio+20 (2012), the ICID will convene stakeholders around the world to identify and focus action on challenges and opportunities for a better future in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. The aim of ICID is leveraging the best development possible effect of the existing conventions of the UN and provide information and advice to governments and all involved to improve the ecological and social sustainability in arid and semiarid regions.
The main event of ICID will be a meeting in August 2010, bringing together governments, civil society and experts to assess and articulate the needs and opportunities of the semiarid regions of the world. Comparative studies of policies and summary will be prepared in advance to the ICID, addressing three areas of semi-arid regions:
climate and environmental information;
human safety, welfare and human development; and
processes of public policies.
Further details are available at: www.icid18.org
Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2010
“Sustainability Management in a Diverse World”, Euromed Management School, Marseille, France, 15-17 September 2010
Research in corporate responsibility and corporate sustainability has gained considerable momentum and recognition over the last two decades. Responsibility and sustainability have developed from niche topics into a widely accepted research area that is nowadays well established in the field of management and organisation research. The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference is organised and hosted by Euromed Management School, Marseille, France in association with Queen’s University Management School and the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds. With the CRRC 2010 the organisers want to put particular emphasis on diversity in corporate responsibility and corporate sustainability. This covers both diversity as an important topic in research on corporate responsibility and sustainability as well as the diversity of topics, theories and approaches within the field of corporate responsibility and corporate sustainability research. Submissions on the following topics are encouraged:
responsible human resource management;
diversity management and CSR;
companies and biodiversity;
fair trade and ethical business;
CSR and sustainability in SMEs;
responsible consumerism and ethical consumers;
sustainable entrepreneurship; and
sustainable business models.
Further details are available at: www.crrconference.org
2nd International Conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management
Chania, Crete, Greece, 5-8 October 2010
The Second International Conference “Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management – Crete 2010” will be held in Chania (Crete, Greece) on 5-8 October 2010.
The Conference will focus on innovative aspects of hazardous and industrial waste management (including organics, non-halogenated and halogenated solvents, hydrocarbons, pesticides, explosives, PCBs, PCDDs/Fs, heavy metals, asbestos, nuclear wastes, salts, etc.), presenting new technologies, describing the state of the art and related case studies, discussing the main controversial subjects, sharing experience among different countries, and evaluating social and financial balances. The Conference will include oral presentations, poster sessions, special sessions and workshops. Further information is available at: www.hwm-conferences.tuc.gr
Sustainable Development Evaluation in Europe
Brussels, Belgium, 17 to 19 November 2010
The 2010 EASY-ECO conference, which will take place from 17-19 November in Brussels, will be the final event in the EASY-ECO series of events and will focus on the European perspective of evaluation of sustainable development (SD). It will take stock of almost a decade of the EASY-ECO programme and SD evaluation practice at EU and national levels in order to identify the challenges ahead. Further information is available at: www.sustainability.eu/easy/?k=conferences&s=brussels