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13th Congress of the International Society of EthnobiologyMontpellier, France, 20-25 May 2012
For two decades, the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) has actively promoted and supported the inextricable linkages between biological and cultural diversity and the vital role of Indigenous and local peoples in stewardship of biological diversity and cultural heritage, which includes recognition of land and resource rights, as well as rights and responsibilities over tangible and intangible cultural and intellectual properties. The ISE is committed to understanding the complex relationships which exist between human societies and their environments.
Building on the traditions of past ISE congresses, the 13th International Congress of Ethnobiology in Montpellier, France yet again will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from around the world to tackle the key issues of our times, such as community-conserved areas and food sovereignty. The Congress included a wide range of formats for people to share their knowledge, ideas and experiences, ranging from talking circles, to film viewings and discussions, cultural performances, field trips, oral presentations and poster sessions. The Congress was designed to be highly interactive and participatory, and to foster a commitment by participants to building understanding and trust. Further details are available at: http://congress-ise2012.agropolis.fr/
Waste-Tech 2011Moscow, Russia, 31 May-3 June 2011
The purpose of this ISWA Conference is to explore advances in solid waste treatment and Disposal technologies and to deliver experiences, knowledge and innovative approaches that have been applied and successfully tested. Real city models and integrated solutions in developed and transition economies, technological advances, market development and alternative project financing mechanisms are going to be discussed and debated by top waste management scientists and businessmen.
The conference will give a special emphasis to the increasing interesting field of climate change and its relation with waste management as well as to international cooperation issues and procedures.
The selection of Moscow to hold the conference reflects the growing interest in these topics in Russia and the significance of creation of a new, environmentally friendly and economically effective industry. The Conference is meant for a wide circle of waste industry professionals, management, municipal and governmental agencies, scientific, design, educational and public institutions, technology and equipment vendors. Further details are available at: http://2011.sibico.com/files/iswa_nl_en.pdf
6th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-VI)Eskisehir, Turkey, 5-9 June 2011
The 6th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-VI) will be held in Eskisehir, Turkey, on 5-9 June 2011. The depletion of fossil fuel and concerns on global warming has increased the interest on alternative fuel and energy systems. In this regard, switching from fossil fuel to alternative energy sources such as biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, tides, and hydrogen; and utilize these energy sources in energy-efficient systems have become crucial. These systems have already started to replace with conventional systems in all kind of applications from portable power to stationary heating, cooling, and power generation. As we are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in green energy sources and technologies, the organizers invite researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, and students to this international conference to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of green energy.
IGEC-VI will include several keynote presentations, specialized sessions, and oral and poster presentation sessions from the participants on different subjects related to green energy. An exhibition in which the industrial companies and research centers will be able to introduce their latest products on green energy, is also planned. Further details are available at: http://igec6.anadolu.edu.tr/
4th International Conference on ESD and Global CitizenshipBournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK, 8-9 September 2011
The fourth Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship conference takes the title of “Global vision, local action”. It shall continue to address the overlapping themes of Sustainable Development, Internationalisation and Global Citizenship but is also keen to explore the interconnections between the themes and how local action addresses global concerns.
The conference aims to bring together participants who are taking forward sustainable development, internationalisation and global citizenship within the context of Further/Higher Education. This may be through learning, teaching and assessment, student support, extra-curricular activities, initiatives that address sustainable development on campus or make connections between the local and the global. Further details are available at: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/the_global_dimension/centre_for_global_perspectives/conference_2011.html
International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 5-7 December 2011
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is jointly presented by the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) and the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL) at Laurentian University in Canada. OIDA and ICIRL will connect with host country partners as a knowledge hub to organize the event.
The conference is providing an inter-disciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics. The Conference is serving as a forum to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners. The conference also proposes multidisciplinary strategies for economic, sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional changes. The conference aims to exchange and share all stakeholders’ experiences and research results about all aspects of sustainable human and social development, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. This congress provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and apply experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. The conference consists of four sessions:
International Conference on Sustainable Social and Human Development.
International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities.
International Conference on Human Rights and Good Governance.
International Conference on Sustainable Development.
Further details are available at: www.ontariointernational.org/IDCHome.htm