The University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR) is a network of universities and organizations in the Asia–Pacific that seeks to develop research and education programmes on climate change adaptation, ecosystems change adaptation and sustainability science. Established in 2009, UN-CECAR 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.
The UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) in Tokyo acts as the secretariat for UN-CECAR.
The 6th UN-CECAR Renewable Energy International Conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) on 22–23 May 2012. 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.
Submissions are now being sought for presentations at this conference on solar energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy and bioenergy. Specific topics under these categories include introduction of renewables in the region, large- and small-scale solutions, renewable energy policy, strategy and finance, and case studies of successful renewable energy solutions from the Asia–Pacific region.
Please see the UN-CECAR conference webpage for more information about the conference and presentation submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is 27 April 2012.
Presenters will be exempted from UN-CECAR conference fees, and will be provided with the conference package and meals (but must cover their own travel and hotel expenses).