International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Focus on the Pacific
Thank you to everyone, who attended ICRECC2010.
Note, that all presentations delivered at conference, are now available on this website under 'Conference Presentations' link...please have a look.
Pacific countries face many challenges that are common to them all. They have no fossil fuel reserves of their own, and their remoteness means they have to import fuel from far away at exorbitant costs to their economies. Their low-lying islands with large coastal regions are subject to the worst negative impacts of climate change – extreme weather events, sea level rise, storm surges and ground water pollution to name a few.
These problems are not unknown to the developed nations, whose extravagant use of fossil fuel is in part to blame for the global warming that is the cause of climate change. But these nations only have second-hand knowledge of the full impacts of climate change on the PICs and the true economic austerities these island nations face.
The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (ICRECC2010) will, for the first time, provide a common venue where the peoples of the Pacific will sit down together and device their own strategies for solving their common problems. ICRECC2010 will necessarily be multi-disciplinary in nature. It will cover topics ranging from renewable energy resources, to technologies and their relevance to the development of the region and cross-cutting socio-economic and policy issues. It will also include a comprehensive discussion of the impact of climate change as experienced by the people of the Pacific nations themselves.
Theme and scope
This will be a multi-disciplinary conference covering all aspects of renewable energy and climate change as they impact on the lives of the Pacific people. Topics covered will include (but not be restricted to) renewable energy resource assessment and technology applications, renewable energy economics, policy , socio-economics, technology transfer and capacity building, environment and sustainability, climate change mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation and carbon trading.
Conference Programme is available here.
Please note the changes to the sessions. There are now two sessions for Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation. Session 7 (Renewable Energy in Developing Countries) is a new session. The final draft of the programme will be out by early next week.
The time allowed for your presentations will be 15 minutes (12 minutes talking time and 3 minutes question time) for all presentations except the invited presentations. The invited presenters will be allowed a maximum of 20 minutes of delivery time.
The format for the paper will appear on the website very soon.
Information on venue, conference sessions, registration, accommodation and transportation are now also available.
The ICRECC2010 will take place immediately after a related conference, 'International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific,' being organized at USP during 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2010. Further information on this earlier conference is available at http://www.usp.ac.fj/uspcal/main.php?view=event&eventid=1261084091927-0001
For further information on the conference, please email energy(at)usp.ac.fj, or contact
Ms. Ilana Burness, Ph +679 323 2883, email burness_i(at)usp.ac.fj
Mrs. Aliti Koroi, Ph +679 323 2676, email koroi_al(at)usp.ac.fj