1-2 Port Cities as Hotspots of Creative and Sustainable Local Development
This conferences will look at the potential that port cities have for being centers of sustainable urban development. As a point of entry for resources from all over the world to pass through, along with being a focal point for cross cultural ingenuity, port cities offer a unique opportunity to build resilient communities along with the transformation of more ecologically viable urban infrastructure.
8 The 3rd International Academic Consortium for Sustainable Cities (IACSC) Symposium 2012
The 3rd annual IACSC Symposium will focus on three aspects of a city by which a greater level of sustainability can be achieved: urban planning, public health, and the environment. This conference brings together city policy makers, businesses, NGOs and researchers to discuss the challenges facing modern day cities and developing innovative responses which combine these representatives’ scientific research and successful, previously implemented practices.
Just outside of Bangkok, Thailand
10-12 ICCE 2012: International Conference on Clean Energy
Hosted by the International Academy of Energy, Minerals and Materials as well as Laval University, the ICCE 2012 will present the newest developments in the clean energy sector. The conference will offer a forum in which the latest technical information in the field can be shared as well as initiate a platform for debate over the most practical implementation of sustainable development and the road to achieving energy security.
14-15 Advances in Sustainable Real Estate: an Inter-disciplinary Conference to Promote New Perspectives and Innovation in the Urban Environment in a Global Context
This conference will discuss the future sustainability of cities in light of increasing urban population density, the growth and persistence of slums, aging populations, as well as resource and environmental degradation. Advances in Sustainable Real Estate will look at urban sustainability beyond currently proposed solutions which have primarily taken the form of regulations that curb carbon emissions or the implementation of green building codes. Rather, sustainability will be considered from a wider perspective of the urban which realizes the intersection between economic, social and environmental factors.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
17-19 The 2nd International Conference on Island Sustainability
This conference will discuss the impact of seasonal tourism on islands and archipelagos and its effects on the environment. Seasonal population influx impacts these areas much more than mainland tourism as islands have restricted access to resources and lack the space to develop infrastructure which supports an increased population (i.e. water, energy, food, etc.). The International Conference on Island Sustainability will discuss strategies of dealing with island tourism keeping in mind socio-economic factors, resource availability, transportation and communication capabilities.
Island of Brac, Croatia
9-11 The Green Data Center Conference & Exposition: Innovation in the Cloud
Held in San Francisco, the Green Data Center Conference & Exposition will focus on how to create a more environmentally friendly work environment which saves businesses both time and money through ecologically sound methods of business management. The introduction of cloud technology and its importance in the green movement will be at the heart of this conference. Topics featured at the conference will include:
San Francisco, US
10-13 Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America
This biennial conference will bring together scholars, students, artists and environmentally minded citizens from around the world to discuss how environment, community, and North American culture interact with one another.
11-12 The Precarious Alliance: The Ethics of Water
The Precarious Alliance holds a series of multi-disciplinary conferences on sustainability which delve into how human networks can reduce and even reverse trends of environmental deterioration, economic instability and social inequity. This year’s symposium will focus on the ethics of water – observing the abuses of this vital resource as well as coming up with innovative methods of improving water stewardship.
15-17 Agri Congress Africa 2012
The Agri Congress Africa 2012 is acclaimed to be the only continental venue which brings together the entire value chain of the food industry — including food manufacturers, agriculture regulators, farming associations, investors, and NGOs to discuss the long term sustainability, profitability, and food security of agriculture in Africa.
23-24 The National Environmental Management Partnership and Collaboration Conference
The National Environmental Management Partnership and Collaboration Conference provides a platform for environmental education, featuring case studies and talks from leading industry associations, corporations and government agencies in New Zealand.
Auckland, New Zealand
25-26 Ecological Balance: Man and Environment
The Ecological Balance conference will combine the efforts of scientists and environmentalists towards creating regulation and innovating practices in which man and the environment can be in balance with one another.
Topics featured at this conference will include:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
23-26 BSR Conference 2012 “Fast Forward”
BSR works with a global network of almost three hundred member companies to develop sustainable business strategies through consultation, research studies, and the promotion of cross-sector collaboration.
Perhaps one of the most influential sustainable business events, the annual BSR Conference brings together over a thousand leaders in business, civil society and the public sector from across the globe to discuss the implementation of sustainable business practices. This year’s speakers will include Marks & Spence Chief Executive Marc Bolland, former Democratic Republic of timor-Lest President Jose Ramos-Horta, and Global Institute for Tomorrow CEO Chandran Nair.
New York City, US
30-2 North Karelia Biosphere Reserve’s 20th Anniversary Conference: “Pearls of the Coniferous Forest”
This three day conference looks at how human activities impact the environment can be reconciled, instead harboring a positive relationship that promotes health and growth, on both a local and regional scale. The conference will be broken up into six themes: forest ecosystems, renewable energy and climate change, nature tourism, green mining, regional borders, as well as networks and collaboration. These themes will be explored through both lectures and workshops in reference to sustainable development, multidisciplinary research and collaborative networking/action.
This three day conference looks at how the impact of human activities on the environment can be reconciled and instead be shaped to harbor a positive relationship which promotes mutual health and growth, on both a local and regional scale.
1-3 The 2012 Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia
As an emerging leader in global business, Asia has been heavily impacted by the growing green movement which has initiated both economic and social transformation across the globe. The topic of sustainable business has even penetrated business methodology in academics as well as environmental policies and non-profit management. This conference will bring together a collaboration of scholars, researchers, students, industry representatives, government and non-government organizations to open a dialogue of their findings and ideas surrounding sustainable business and the profitability that can come from it.
8-9 Opportunity Green Business Conference
Opportunity Green’s main goal is to facilitate a movement that promotes the transformation of businesses into more sustainable enterprises. This conference will provide a forum for those to create and consider unconventional approaches towards sustainability that are both viable and profitable. Opportunity Green emphasizes a balance between people, planet and profit. Past conference Eco-Maverick 2011 Award Honorees include Don Cheadle, Peter Glatzer, and Adrian Grenier.
Los Angeles, US
22-24 Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECS) 2012: The Need for a New Vision for Science, Policy and Leadership
The main topic of this year’s Global Environmental Change and Human Security conference will look at climate change as an opportunity for revamping the scientific, political and social leadership. The conference will be broken up into three key themes: identification of challenges, impacts and vulnerabilities towards sustainability; dynamics, adaptation and mitigation options; and lastly, new visions for science, policy and leadership.
10-13 Governance and Sustainable Development: Building Commerce and Communities
At the center of this four day conference is the concept that sustainable and responsible governance can help promote the development of commerce and healthy communities. The first two days will entail intensive workshops, panels of experts and presentations of empirical research papers, case studies, and educational experiences. The following two days of the conference will engage participants to visit community program sites and foster round-table discussions on sustainable business strategies at Amrita University’s campus in Kerala.
11-13 The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies and Policies
The main objective of this conference is to facilitate a debate of ideas about the sustainability of irrigation — environmentally, socially as well as economically. This discussion will recognize that sustainability is not a fixed goal but rather one that is ever evolving. As the host of this conference, Australia provides a perfect platform to discuss the challenges of irrigation as one of the biggest water users of the world.