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Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 23, Issue 5.
International Energy Congress, Sydney, Australia, 17-19 September 2012
Under the auspices of the International Energy Foundation and Ecogen, the proposition of this congress is that the energy issue is too important to be viewed simply in the context of saints and sinners. Hence the theme of the congress is “Human ingenuity making the benefits of all energy possible”.
The congress seeks to bring together academia, industry, energy policy makers and community leaders from all over the world to explore the development and utilization of all forms of energy with minimum adverse impact on the environment. Further details are available at: www.ief-energy.org/
The 5th International Scientific Conference on “Energy and climate change”, Athens, Greece, 11-12 October 2012
The 5th International Scientific Conference on “Energy and climate change” will take place on 11-12 October 2012 in Athens, Greece. It is organized by the PROMITHEAS network, and targeted to scientists, researchers, PhD candidates and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors. The event will look at the connections between energy and climate change. The Conference Proceedings will include the full papers that were presented during the Conference. Further details are available at: www.promitheasnet.kepa.uoa.gr (top right – Conference).
Conference “Environment and climate technologies: sustainable environmental and energy solutions”, Riga, Latvia, 12-14 October 2012
The Conference “Environment and climate technologies: sustainable environmental and energy solutions”, which will also look at climate change, will be held in Riga, Latvia on 12-14 October. The event will gather scientists and practitioners, and will discuss how to provide competitive and green growth solutions, and introduce the latest innovative technologies, as well as and examples of eco-innovations which can help in climate change mitigation.
More information and details can be seen at: www.videszinatne.lv/index.php/en/conference/50th-conference-of-rtu/rtu-53-zintnisk-konference
5th Urbenviron International Seminar Brasilia 2012, Brasilia, Brazil, 18-20 October 2012
The “5th Urbenviron International Seminar Brasilia 2012” will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18-20 October 2012. Aiming a consistent academic and technical contribution to the formulation of public policies and definition of actions to face the climate change, the Seminar focuses the responses of the urban space for climate change in terms of precaution, adjustments and mitigation.
The Seminar, organized by the University of Brasilia in partnership with the URBENVIRON Association, includes a series of keynotes, panels and roundtables with participation of experts from different fields of knowledge regarding the Seminar topics, and is designed to steer discussions in the breakout sessions.
Further details can be seen at: www.urbenviron.org
Global Environmental Change and Human Security, Marrakech, Morocco, 22-24 November 2012
The NRCS and the GIZ, along with numerous partners, have successfully organized the previous editions of the above conference, respectively, in 2009 and 2011 focusing on different, but related themes. This series of worldwide scientific meetings, organized in Morocco and involving a huge number of delegates representing more than 50 countries and 300 participants, is increasingly acknowledged as a distinguished multinational forum that provided an early focus on key “glocal” issues from an interdisciplinary/multidimensional approach and north-south/south-south perspectives. It is designed to: provide space for exchanging and sharing research outcomes and relevant experiences; contribute to the setting of future science and policy agendas; and explore necessary networking.
In order to sustain the debate within the current context and dynamics, the organizers are pleased to launch the third edition with a focus on the theme: “Global environmental change and human security”. This edition is expected to provide an update of the newest understanding of environmental change caused by current development models and schemes, human security implications of this change and options available for different societies to respond to present and future challenges. Participants will consider how understandings and conceptions of security are being transformed in the face of global environmental change (with a focus on climate change), and how urgent a shift – in science, policy and leadership – is required to manage efficiently and prudently the current dynamics. The event will serve as a space to conceive this critically needed roadmap. Further details are available at GECS-2012 HOMEPAGE: www.nrcs-center.org/
2nd International Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-29 November 2012
Scientists and experts in climate change and social issues are invited to participate in this ICRD/GCU joint conference, which offers a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues from many countries who share the same goals. The event is organized by the International Center for Research & Development and Glasgow Caledonian University. Session themes for the conference cover a rich and diverse range of research topics. CCSI 2012 also aims to foster new initiatives and forge better solutions to reduce future risks and threats of climate change and social issues.
Further details are available at: www.globalclimate.info