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EREC 2011 - Renewable Energy Policy Conference

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EREC 2011Be part of EREC 2011, the fourth edition of Europe’s leading Renewable Energy Policy Conference. The biennial conference organised by EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) has grown ever since its first edition in 2004 and has become Europe´s major occasion for exchange and interaction between industry, research and policy

European and national policy makers, industry leaders and research experts will meet at the heart of European decision making to discuss market trends, legislative developments as well as future energy strategies.

EREC 2011 will:

  • Outline energy pathways to 2050

  • Debate the implementation of the RES Directive

  • Discuss Europe’s infrastructure needs

  • Emphasise the key role of local actions

  • Provide a global perspective on emerging markets

  • Feature the perspective of investors and developers 

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GEOCATACLYSM - 2011

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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION
“NATURAL CATACLYSMS AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN CIVILIZATION”
GEOCATACLYSM - 2011

Background

GEOCATACLYSM - 2011

During the last few years, scientists around the world have been witnessing alarming changes in the environment; these changes are of global significance for the entire planet. Global changes can now be observed throughout all of the Earth, including its core, mantle, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere. 

According one of the world’s largest insurance companies Swiss Re (Switzerland), economic damage from natural disasters in 2010 alone totaled $ 222 billion, which is three times the economic losses for the year 2009 ($ 63 billion). According to the report by the UN Economic Commission of for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL), 2010 natural disasters have killed 300,000 people in Latin American countries, with material damage amounting to 49.4 billion dollars.

Based on data analysis for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other geological and geophysical processes, it demonstrates that the Earth’s geodynamical activity has been continuously increasing over the last 100 years; the tendency has even significantly intensified during the recent decades. This is reflected in the number of fatalities and extent of economic damage caused by natural disasters. A similar situation can be observed in the atmospheric processes, a fact that has been repeatedly indicated in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports. When combined, global environmental changes caused by anthropogenic and natural factors amplify the resulting negative effect on the progress of civilization.

NATURAL CATACLYSMS AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN CIVILIZATIONIt has to be acknowledged that humankind is not prepared to enter the global natural cataclysms era, either technologically, economically, legally, or psychologically. A joint effort by scientists, international organizations and governments of different states under the aegis of the UN is needed in order to take effective measures to counter natural disasters and to minimize the casualties and damage they cause to humanity.

The International Congress will bring together representatives of all interested countries and organizations to convene an emergency forum and collectively discuss the most topical problems with the purpose to reduce casualties and damage caused by natural disasters. The ultimate goal of the Congress is to discuss and approve the “INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY PROGRAM TO REDUCE RISKS AND NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL CATACLYSMS” developed jointly by the International Committee GEOCHANGE, WOSCO, GNFE and a group of international experts aimed to prepare a set of international laws on cooperation of the world community in disaster-stricken areas, prediction of natural disasters, earthquake engineering and other important issues. Following a Congress resolution, the program will be presented to the UN Secretary-General and sent to all countries’ leaders and legislative bodies for consideration and appropriate action. There are some special sections of the Congress: the General Assembly of the International Committee GEOCHANGE on Global Environmental Change and the International Conference “Forecasting Earthquakes-2011”. We can already state that the Congress is going to be attended by representatives of more than 100 countries, with prominent scientists, members of parliaments and governments of various countries, famous social activists and policymakers among them.

Organizing Committee of Congress:

Address: Fetih Mahallesi, Tarhali Caddesi, Tarhali Sokak, Tarhali sitesi No.7,  Kavakyeli Plaza, B Blok, Daire 1, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey.

Phone: + 90 536 431 07 56 
Fax: + 90 216 386 05 33

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Board of Congress

Chairman:

Prof. Dr. Elchin Khalilov
Chairman of International Committee on issues of Global
Changes of the Geological Environment GEOCHANGE (IC GCGE),
President of GNFE (UK, London)

Co-Chairman:

Prof. Dr. Franz Halberg
Honorary Director of the Halberg Chronobiological Center (USA, Minneapolis)

Coordinator and Executive Secretary of the Board:

Dr. Sevinc Yatman (Turkey, Istanbul)

Coordinator:

Mr. Fuad Damirov (Azerbaijan, Baku)

Board members:

Prof. Dr. Franz Halberg (USA, Minneapolis); Prof. Dr. Cengiz Toklu (Turkey, Istanbul); Prof. Dr. Vitaly Starostenko (Ukraine, Kiev); Prof. Dr. Alain Herbosch (Belgium, Brussels); Prof. Dr. James Joyce (Puerto Rico, Mayaguez); Prof. Rosca Marcel (Romania, Oradea); Dr. Salih Karakisa (Turkey, Ankara); Dr. Cavit Yatman (Turkey, Istanbul); Prof. Dr. Rza Makhmudov (Baku, Azerbaijan); Prof. Dr. Nikolay Koronovsky (Russia, Moscow); Prof. Dr. Karl Hecht (Berlin, Germany); Dr. Tamara Tsutsunava (Georgia, Tbilisi); Dr. Juan Caviria (Venezuela, Merida); Dr. Manoel Baretto Da Rocha Neto (Brasilia, Brazil); Prof. Dr. Giuliano Panza (Italy, Trieste); Prof. Dr. Mukherjee Saumitra (India, New Dehli); Prof. Dr. Castro Antonio (Spain, Huelva); Prof. Dr. Hong Yetang (China, Guiyang); Prof. Dr. Santourdjian Ohanes (Bulgaria, Sofia); Dr. Allen Simpson (UK, London); Dr. Bor-ming Jahn (Taiwan, Taipei); Ph. D. Jae Con Kim (Korea, Daejeon); Prof. R Thomas Palo (Sweden, Sundvall); Prof. Dr. Henrik Georg Bohr (Denmark, Lyng); Prof. Gerardus 't Hooft (Netherlands, Utrecht); Prof. Ph.D. Attari Mokhtar (Algeria, Algiers); Prof. Dr. Gediminas Motuza (Lithuania, Vilnius); Dr. Fabio Francisco Segura (Nicaragua, Managua); Dr. Karczewski Jean Francois (France, La Ferte-Saint-Aubin); Dr. Bilberto Zavala (Peru, Lima); Ph.D. Slobodan Miko (Croatia, Zagreb); Dr.Vladan Kovacevic (Serbia, Belgrade); Dr. Francisco Velandia (Colombia).

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Symposium on Environmental Pollution

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16th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region

CALL FOR PAPERS

IoanniaSeptember 24 to 27, 2011, Ioannina – Greece

Organized by MESAEP (Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection), www.mesaep.org

This year’s symposium will focus on the Sustainable Water Management 

 

Main Subjects

Sustainable water management

Food safety and quality

IoanninaAgricultural, domestic and industrial waste

Soil quality and pollution

Outdoor and indoor air quality and pollution

Environment and human health

Impact of climate change in the Mediterranean area

Renewable energy sources

Environmental education

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011, Acceptance Notification: May 31, 2011

 Please use the recommended on-line registration on the homepage of MESAEP:

 http://www.mesaep.org/mesaep/symposia/ioannina/regform

 

Paper publications

All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible, upon refereeing, for publication in the peer reviewed international journal FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN (FEB), the official journal of MESAEP.

 

In collaboration with

University-of-Ioannina


Previous symposia

were held in Athens/Greece (1981), Crete/Greece (1983), Istanbul/Turkey (1985), Kavala/Greece (1987), Blanes/Spain (1989), Como/Italy (1991), Antibes/France (1993), Rhodes/Greece (1995), Sorrento/Italy (1997), Alicante/Spain (1999), Limassol/Cyprus (2001), Antalya/Turkey (2003), Thessaloniki/Greece (2005), Sevilla/Spain (2007) and Bari/Italy (2009).

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IPC10 - International Permaculture Conference and Convergence

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 International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC10

The biennial International Permaculture Conference is the world's premier permaculture gathering. 

The next International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC10, will be held in Jordan across September 2011.  The theme is "Plan Jordan ~ Water".

HRH Princess Basma
bint Ali of Jordan
will be Patron of IPC10

Princess BasmaThe 1-day IPC10 Conference (open to all) and 4-day IPC10 Convergence (open to Permaculture Design Certificate graduates only) will be held in Jordan (Amman and Wadi Rum, respectively) and will be coordinated by Nadia 'Abu Yahia' Lawton & Charles Hamilton. Prior to the start of the Conference and subsequent Convergence, a two-week International Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course will be taught by a team of respected permaculture educators and pratitioners, and all three events will be followed by tours and permaculture site visits.

You are cordially invited to support this valuable initiative with your presence and involvement! Click here to learn more about the events and to book. 

  Jordan Wadi Rum

Jordan Wadi Rum2011 IPC10 Key Dates

PDC
3rd - 15th September 2011 / Amman, Jordan 

Conference Opening Dinner
16th September 2011 / Amman, Jordan 

Conference Day
17th September 2011 / Amman, Jordan 

Travel Day (Amman to Wadi Rum)
18th September 2011

Convergence
19th - 22nd September / Wadi Rum, Jordan

Tours
From 23rd September


 

 

The XVIIIth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology

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Announcing:
The XVIIIth International Conference
of the Society for Human Ecology
April 20-23, 2011
"Human Responsibility & Environmental Change:
Planning, Process, and Policy"


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The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application. 

SHE'
s goals are to:

  • Provide a forum through which scientists, scholars, educators, and practitioners may exchange ideas and information.
  • Promote the advancement of an ecological perspective in interdisciplinary studies and practice.
  • Identify problems, discover their origins, examine possible solutions and  their implications, and then make recommendations for implementing those  solutions.
  • Look ahead to the consequences of human action on our social, natural, and built environments.
  • Build cooperative arrangements among human ecology programs and organizations throughout the world.
  • Facilitate the exchange of this information throughout an international network  of individuals interested in human ecology.
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