Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 1 March 2011



(2011), "Diary", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/meq.2011.08322bac.001



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Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 2

5th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-5)

Luxor, Cairo, Egypt, 17-21 April 2011

The 5th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-5) will be held in Luxor, Cairo, Egypt, on 17-21 April 2011. The scope of this Symposium covers Exergy, Energy, Environment and all other related topics. The papers will be presented and discussed during the sessions of the Symposium. In addition, more specialized lectures will be presented by eminent speakers in order to cover the new achievements within the scope of the Symposium. This allows close contact between researchers in this field to discuss problems and ideas of interest. Further details are available at: www.ieees-5.com

African Climate Teach-in Day

Online, 3 June 2011

The African Climate Teach-in Day will be held on 3 June 2011, just before the official World Environment Day (5 June 2011), a traditional date in the world environment calendar. It is organized by the Research and Transfer Centre Applications of Life Sciences of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany (HAW Hamburg), as part of the “International Climate Change Information Programme” (ICCIP) led by HAW Hamburg.

The African Climate Teach-In Day is being organized in partnership with the UN Environment Programme, UNESCO, the World Meteorological Organisation, the Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory and many institutions from across the African continent.

The African Climate Teach-in Day is recognized by UNESCO as a project in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). It will involve schools and universities in countries all over Africa. The aims of the event are to:

  • disseminate scientific information on climate change in Africa, in a way that allows to be broadly understood, including elements related to its environmental, social, economic and policy aspects to schools and universities around the world;

  • raise awareness among secondary and university students on the complexity of matters related to climate change in Africa and the need for personal engagement and action;

  • provide an opportunity to introduce projects and other initiatives being undertaken at the international but also at the regional and local level by schools, universities, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders from across the African continent; and

  • discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate change in Africa, both at the local and at the regional level.

Last but not least, the African Climate Teach-In Day is meant to encourage more networking and information exchange among participants within Africa and hopefully catalysing cooperation initiatives and possibly new projects. Further details are available at: www.africa.climateday.net

International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) 6th International Conference (ISIE 2011)

Berkeley, California, USA, 7-10 June 2011

The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) will hold its 6th International Conference (ISIE 2011) from 7-10 June 2011 in Berkeley, California. Themes of interest include: material flow analysis; life-cycle methodology; environmentally extended input-output analysis; life-cycle management and organization of product chains; complex systems and agent modelling; scenario development and analysis; eco-industrial development and industrial symbiosis; eco-design; managing end-of-life products; footprint analysis, reporting and communication; eco-efficiency; energy systems; sustainable water systems; sustainable cities and urban metabolism; industrial ecology in developing countries; sustainable consumption and behaviour policy intervention and planning; food and agricultural systems; transportation and logistics; buildings and infrastructure systems. Further details are available at: http://isie2011.berkeley.edu/

The Sustainability Challenge: Organisational Change and Transformational Vision

Ashridge Business School, Hertfordshire, UK, 10-12 June 2011

The Ashridge International Research Conference will take place from 10-12 June 2011 at Ashridge Business School in Hertfordshire, UK. The conference invites scholars, policy-makers and executive leaders to share ideas and experiences from research around the theme of organisational change for sustainable development. As more and more organisations begin to engage with the sustainability agenda, what are we learning from their experiences about how organisational change for sustainability really happens?

As a multi-disciplinary conference, contributions are invited from scholars with a focus on organisational behaviour, strategy, education, international business and marketing, public affairs, economics, management and leadership. Full academic papers, research in progress, policy contributions and proposals for panels are invited. Further details are available at: www.ashridge.org.uk/Website/Content.nsf/wFAR/AIRC2+-+Ashridge+International+Research+Conference?opendocument

6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environmental Systems: Special Session: on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM): from protocols to local communities

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25-29 September 2011

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environmental Systems scheduled for September 25-29, 2011, papers are now invited for a Special Session on “Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM): from protocols to local communities (www.dubrovnik2011.sdewes.org/special.php).

This special session intends to be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners on ICZM to share experiences, considering key elements and instruments of ICZM as described in the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean. The session welcomes contributes on ICZM and particularly those related to Environmental Education, different types of ecological knowledge and barriers to knowledge integration. For further details, please contact: Monica Camuffo (camonic@unive it) or Stefano Soriani (soriani@unive.it)

Acqua Alta 2011 – Exhibition and International Conference on Climate Impact, Flood Protection and Hydraulic Engineering

CCH – Congress Center, Hamburg, Germany, 11-13 October 2011

The Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH in cooperation with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences invites politicians, business experts, academics and experts from the respective fields to attend this important conference, whose four thematic areas are:

  1. 1.

    Flood management (i.e. strategies for flood and coastal protection, civil defence, urban and rural disaster control management, land use conflicts, surface water management, adaptation strategies).

  2. 2.

    Waterside construction (i.e. spatial planning projects and case studies, waterside architecture, challenges for construction in flood-prone areas).

  3. 3.

    Hydraulic engineering and civil engineering (i.e. building techniques, materials and flood protections projects).

  4. 4.

    Hydro power.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by a scientific committee. Become part of this international key event on flooding and climate change and present your work to an international audience consisting of fellow researchers, enterprises, practitioners, authorities and further interested stakeholders. Further details are available at: www.acqua-alta.net

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