Category Archives: Agenda

AGENDA: World Bank Environmental Discussion Forum

Source : Mailist – January 30, 2012

The World Bank is reviving the Environmental Discussion Forum in 2012 to better reach external stakeholders and stimulate dialogue on the pressing environmental issues of the day. The Discussion Forums are designed to be informal lunch gatherings where a wide range of stakeholders can learn together and exchange views.

To kick off 2012, we would first like to give an overview of the World Bank’s engagements in environment, climate change and forestry. A summary of the areas where we are supporting Indonesia’s environmental agenda is attached to this email invitation.

(See attached file: WB-Indonesia-Environment-Engagements.pdf)

We would like to invite you to participate as follows:

DATE: Thursday, 9 February 2012
TIME: 12.00-14.00 (beginning with a buffet lunch)
VENUE: World Bank Office Jakarta

Bromo Meeting Room
The Indonesia Stock Exchange Building (BEJ)
Tower II, 13th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53 Jakarta

The event will include welcoming remarks from Franz Drees-Gross, Sector Manager of the Indonesia Sustainable Development Unit; a presentation on World Bank engagement in Environment, Forestry and Climate Change in Indonesia by Timothy Brown, Environment Sector Coordinator; and will close with discussion and suggestions for future events.

We would appreciate if you could confirm your participation by Monday 6 February 2012 by email to aeviani@worldbank.org or by telephone to: 62-21-5299-3188 (Attention: Vivi)

Geography International Symposium 2012

Source : Gadjah Mada University – January 18, 2012

Geography is all about Earth and phenomena occur within. Due to its approaches –spatial, ecological, and regional complex-, Geography becomes a holistic and dynamic science. Environmental problems such as natural disasters are now become the most happening issues in the world. Oftentimes disaster cannot be delayed or rejected but the risk can be reduced. Geography can answer the main question about location, process, and also how to reduce the risk of disaster.

One of the most popular environmental issues is climate change. Green House Gases (GHG) actually has a positive function which is to warn the Earth’s temperature. Without GHG, it is extremely low, while with the abundance of GHG in the atmosphere it increases significantly. This abundance was born as the consequence of people’s effort in achieving their welfare and prosperity through several economic activities. Agriculture intending to deforest decreases the population of carbon dioxide absorbers, cattle and poultry husbandries release methane, sulfur oxide, and nitro oxide, while industry and transportation contribute Freon and carbon dioxide.

The global temperature increase in a very long period associates with the birth of climate change. Season shifts, more frequent extreme precipitation, drought, even increasing intensity of tropical cyclone become the footprints of climate change impacts all around the world. Developed countries in Europe have invented environmentally friendly technology without decreasing the economic activities which support their people’s life. On the contrary, the developing countries, such as Indonesia, still prioritize their energy and time to increase and distribute evenly the people’s welfare. Thus, similar technology is far beyond reach.

This condition doesn’t mean to represent the loss of Indonesia in war against the impact of climate change, but its obligation to improve all environmentally friendly acts which are simple and can be implemented by each of its citizen. The compilation of these acts is realized under the event named Geography International Symposium (GIS) 2012 which themed Adaptation Toward Climate Change for Sustainability. It is organized by BEM KM Fakultas Geografi UGM, as the host of GIS 2012, and Ikatan Mahasiswa Geografi Indonesia (IMAHAGI) which includes academic session, socio-cultural session, and regional meeting in order to increase the understanding of and unite the efficient and significant ideas of climate change of each of Indonesian and other countries’ participants.

Further information for this event please check: www.geographysymposium.geo.ugm.ac.id

Objectives
1. To open the mind, perspective, and sensitivity of geography students and practicioners especially related to the theme of the Symposium, both in terms of scientific and academic experience of professionalism.
2. To improve the competence and prepare candidates for geographers, who are reliable in terms of scientific expertise and scientific professionalism.
3. To create a network for the development of geography
4. To foster a sense of brotherhood among the geography students, especially in the South East Asia region

Form of Event :
Call for Papers with the theme “Applications of Interdiciplinary Science to Deal With Climate Change” . It gives opportunity for participants to present and exhibit their scientific paper and poster.

Provisions of participants :
Participants attend and required to write a paper (in English) from any kind of basic science. It may include social science, economic, technology, nature and environment, health science, engineering, etc.

Important Dates :
1. Lastest abstract submission: January 31st, 2012
2. Notification of Acceptance: February 10th, 2012
3. Latest Participants Registration: March 30th, 2012
4. Deadline Full paper and poster: April 20th, 2012
4. Symposium and presentation: Mei 6 th, 2012

Send the Abstract and Curriculum Vitae by email to : geographysymposium@ugm.ac.id or GISyogyakarta@hotmail.com

Abstract must be written in english, 400 words max. For a group papers, the maximum number of the members are 3 persons.

Accepted Abstrack Should Pay :
– For undergraduate student (S1) : IDR 450.000 (US$ 50)
– For student S2 : IDR 650.000 (US$ 70)
– For student S3 and public : IDR 850.000 (US$ 90)

1. There’s a prize for the best paper.
2. The paper that is accepted will be published on geography scientific journal, and the author will get the journal for free.
3. International Symposium with the theme “Adaptation toward Climate Change for Sustainability” will be presented by the speakers from Indonesia and abroad. It is purposed to outreach the community about the impact of Climate Change and steps to mitigate that case. It also expects that the movement can reach all levels of society as we all share the responsibility to preserve the Earth.

Youth Conference with the theme Youth Role for Climate Change and Environmental Issues

This Youth scientific conference will discuss the condition of environment nowadays, and its sustainability. At the Conference, participants must make description about the environmental problems that have occurred in their country and ensure some points thingking about youth contributions that can do to faced climate change and preserve environment in order to sustainable. The conference divided into group discussion, there are :
– Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
– Hydrology and Agroecosystem in Climate change
– Community Empowerment to Adapt Climate Change
– Reducing Economic Disruption Caused by Climate Change
Output from this activity is Youth Declaration on the steps to be taken in each country to minimize the impact of climate change (The declaration socialisted on opening ceremony of International Symposium).

Provisions of participants :
1. Participants can choose one group from four topics and concern at that case (participants must make a short essay about that choosen focus theme)
2. Participants are generally may comes from civitas academica, researcher, or public society who 18 – 35 years old
3. The conference definite for 80 first registrant person
4. Fee to join this conference : IDR 30.000
5. Registration opened now till latest participants registration : April, 30th 2012
6. The panel conference will be held at May, 5th 2012 starts from 08.00 – end at Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada
7.Facility : Notes and Pen, Certificate, Coffee break, Lunch

For Further Information
Mobile : +62 856 430 48 101 (Ms. Rona)
Telp : +62 274 649 2340 ; Fax : +62 274 589 595 (FGE UGM)
Email : GISyogyakarta@hotmail.com
Website : www.geographysymposium.geo.ugm.ac.id

Link : http://oia.ugm.ac.id/interface/?p=956

Course on ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change’

Source : Mailist – January 13, 2012

UNU’s Institute for Sustainability and Peace is pleased to announce postgraduate level courses on ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change’. The courses run for five weeks in Tokyo (Japan) from 20th February to 23rd March 2012.

Following two courses will be offered, each with duration of 2 weeks:
Course-1: Science, Impacts and Vulnerability’
Course-2: Approaches to Adaptation

In addition, week-long hands on training in ‘Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)’ will also be provided. Please refer to the attached brochure for detailed information.

Priority will be given to students who are currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme. However, the courses are also open to young faculty members, researchers and practitioners who have completed master’s degree and are working in the relevant field.

Limited competitive fellowships are available for the deserving candidates from the developing countries. The application deadline is now extended to 20th January, 2012 (31st January, 2012 for applicants from Japan).

More information about the courses is available at: http://isp.unu.edu/grad/credited/cecar/index.html
Applications can be submitted online at: http://cecar.unu.edu/apply

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Wilma James (james@unu.edu) or Ms. Soo Huey Teh (teh@unu.edu).

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues, students, networks and community of practice. Apologies for cross posting, if any.

Fellowships and writing workshops for climate change researchers from South Asia

Source : Mailist -January 09, 2012

Call for applications: Support to Improve Climate Change and Information Services in South Asia (SICRISA)

‘Fellowships and writing workshops for climate change researchers from South Asia’

Climate change researchers from South Asia are invited to apply to participate in a new fellowship programme and/or a residential writing workshop to be held in South Asia in 2012.

Deadline for applications is 21 February 2012

Through fellowships and residential writing workshops, South Asian scientists and social scientists will be trained and supported to:
1. Publish in peer reviewed journals
2. Write for different types of publication aimed at a range of audiences
3. Increase their influence on policy
4. Raise the profile of their research through the media.

To find out more visit www.sicrisa.org or http://www.teriin.org/projects/sicrisa or email sicrisa@ids.ac.uk

Please forward this to colleagues that might be interested and to other relevant networks and mailing lists.

Dr Terry Cannon
Climate Change Team
Institute of Development Studies, Brighton
T.Cannon@ids.ac.uk

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 2012 Nomination

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its eighth annual Energy Summer School from 17th June – 22nd June 2011 at the University of Warwick in the English Midlands. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.

The School has been specifically designed to give second year PhD students an understanding of energy systems as a whole and of pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems. This directly relates to international climate change issues and policies as students will become engaged
In mock United Nations style negotiations throughout the week in order to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions through the use of energy systems.

We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.

We would like to invite you to nominate students to attend. There is no charge for registered research students to attend the School; UKERC will provide accommodation and all meals and materials for activities. The School is conducted in English, and as it is highly interactive a good standard of comprehension and spoken English is essential.
Agenda

During the week-long course, which runs in parallel to UKERC’s Annual Assembly, students will:
1. Examine the evolving challenges, and the feasibility of, the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and affordable energy system out till 2030;
2. Understand the global commercial, political, innovation and technological challenges in the transition to a low-carbon system;
3. Be involved in high level debate on energy technologies and research priorities in a number of key research areas, from demand reduction to future sources of energy;
4. Be presented with a number of contrasting international perspectives on energy;
5. Have the opportunity to network with key academic, and energy research contacts;
6. Research, develop, negotiate and agree a collective vision for a low-carbon energy system and present the work to the UK Energy Research Centre
7. Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.

The course is professionally facilitated to provide continual support for participants, and includes a number of networking opportunities as well as social events.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail from 22nd March 2012 and both nominator and nominee will at that time be asked to formally accept the place. Should the delegate subsequently withdraw and a suitable replacement not be found, the nominator will be required to pay for the cost of the unused place. The course is normally over-subscribed, and UKERC will select delegates by giving preference to those in the second year of a PhD, to provide an appropriate mix of specialist disciplines, and a balance of UK and non-UK based students.
Nominations
Nominations are now open until 1700hrs (5pm) GMT Thursday, 8th March 2011. For convenience we ask that the student completes the nomination form, but they will need to include your details as confirmation of endorsement.

The nomination form can be accessed from our website or by clicking on the link below. http://www.regonline.co.uk/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1037477

Information
If you have further questions, please call us on +44 (0)207 594 1574 or email Ilaria Longo (Ilaria.longo@ukerc.ac.uk )
Further information is available from the UK Energy Research Centre website at www.ukerc.ac.uk

AGENDA: UNFCCC COP 17 and COP/MOP 7

Source: Mailist – November 21, 2011

The 17th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 17) and the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Durban, South Africa. South Africa’s website: http://www.cop17durban.com

Dates : 28 November – 9 December 2011
Location : Durban (Kwazulu-Natal), South Africa
Contact : UNFCCC Secretariat
Phone : 49-228-815-1000
Fax : 49-228-815-1999
e-mail : secretariat@unfccc.int
Www : http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?year=2011

AGENDA: Indonesia Climate Change Education Forum & Expo 2012

Source : Mailist – October 09, 2011

National Council on Climate Change Indonesia present :
Indonesia Climate Change Education Forum & Expo 2012 “Respon to Global Climate Change”

Place : Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia
Date : April 19 – 22 2012

Outcome to Achive:
To increase understanding and awareness of the people to the impacts as well as the adaptation and mitigation efforts of climate change in Indonesia, that is achieved by the support of the easy access towards information from all stakeholders, education community, world organization, media, private sector, community, individual and other parties, into creating solution of climate change.

Issued Covered & Participation:
-Adaptation
-Mitigation
-Mechanism of Climate Change Financing
-Technology Transfer
-Carbon Market Opportunity
-Climate Change Education

For further information do not hesitate to contact me:
Mella (+62 21 8370 3265)
email: mellaroyat@gmail.com
www.persadamulticendekia.com
http://www.wiserearth.org/event/view/ddbccafc8d7440bc875e75a5fa5355a8