Monday, April 23, 2012

Call for Presentations for the UN-CECAR Renewable Energy International Conference

Renewable Energy International Conference

Call for Presentations for the UN-CECAR Renewable Energy International Conference

The current and likely future impacts of climate change due to carbon emissions from burning enormous amounts of fossil fuels are considered among the most important challenges faced by human beings. The nuclear crisis caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 had a significant effect on energy policies of Japan and the world, highlighting the importance of renewables as clean energy sources. Now is the time to diversify the energy portfolio with renewables such as geothermal energy, solar energy, wind energy, bioenergy and hydropower. Renewable energy has almost unlimited potential and will provide energy security when fossil fuel is depleted.

Asia Pacific region is abundant in natural resources and has a great potential to utilize renewable energy from a variety of sources. South East Asia is rapidly adopting and developing renewable energy for power generation. There is also an increasing demand for new technical skills as businesses and industries are taking more interest in renewable energy making renewable energy academic programmes highly sought after.

University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR) is a network of universities and organizations in the Asia-Pacific established in 2009, to develop research and education programmes on climate change adaptation, ecosystems change adaptation, and sustainability science. The network aims to bring together the best resources and expertise in joint research for the design of appropriate policy and development strategies, and development of postgraduate education courses and training across disciplinary lines.

This conference will share the knowledge, experience and technologies of renewable energy in the Asia Pacific region to develop a new UN-CECAR curriculum on renewable energy. This pioneering programme will help prepare students in the Asia Pacific Region to take the lead in providing renewable energy solutions to development needs with sound environmental management practices.

  1. Discover the energy sources and policies in Asia Pacific today
  2. Discover successful large-scale and small-scale renewable energy case studies in Asia
  3. Discover the leading universities in Asia researching on renewable energy
  4. Discover how renewable energy is being implemented into university curriculums in Asia

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Submission Deadline
4th May 2012 (Friday)

Submission Evaluation Process
Sales presentations will not be accepted and presentations must be educational. We will contact you ONLY if your presentation has been selected.

Speaker Expenses
Speakers will be exempted from UN-CECAR conference fees. Conference package and meals will be provided. However, travel and hotel expenses will need to be covered by each speaker.

Submission Requirements:
We are accepting presentations for solar energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy and bioenergy. Topics under the above categories include introduction of renewables in the region, large scale and small scale solutions, renewable energy policy, strategy and finance, and case studies of successful renewable energy solutions from the Asia Pacific region.

Please submit the following to UN-CECAR Secretariat Ms. Soo Huey Teh at teh [at]

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Name, Title, Organization, Address, Telephone, Fax number, and e-mail address
  3. Description in one sentence or 40 words
  4. Abstract in 250 words
  5. Please list 3 learning objectives

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