As often happens around the end of the year, the number of conferences seems to dwindle. However, given our newest writer’s interest in food security and a recent guest post on corporate social responsibility, there are a few key events listed below that pertain to recent stories on 2nd Green Revolution.
In addition, new events are added all of the time to the calendar. Next week, in Washington DC, there is a conference that just came to our attention called “Phase II National Policy Conference: ‘Renewable Energy in America – Creating Security and Prosperity.’” The last conference on the list below is also a timely look at resilience and post-disaster reconstruction in the wake of the nuclear issues facing Japan. The tsunami and earthquake led to supply chain concerns earlier this year, which served as a great example of the need for resilience.
Let us know of any conferences, events, or festivals in your area. We will gladly add them to our green events calendar. Please send us an email with the event’s name, date, location, description, and website.
Here are a few of the events happening around the world:
CONFERENCE: Corporate Social Responsibility
When: Monday, Dec 5, 2011
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
Description: The 2011 CSR Forum will discuss: Keys to a successful CSR strategy Impact of CSR on corporate governance strategies Role of CFO and internal stakeholders in CSR Best practice CSR reporting.
Further details: http://tinyurl.com/6s94bpt
Phase II National Policy Conference: “Renewable Energy in America – Creating Security and Prosperity”
When: Dec 6 – 7, 2011
Where: Washington DC
Description: This year’s renewable energy National Policy Forum takes place at a critical juncture. Our nation’s economy teeters on the balance after the super committee failed to produce a viable deficit reduction plan forcing Congress to decide whether to accept automatic spending cuts or find a more deliberate approach to shrink the massive budget deficit.
Further details: http://www.acorephaseii.com/
CONFERENCE: New Water, New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy
When: Dec 13 – 14, 2011
Where: Alamogordo, NM, United States
Description: Conference aims to identify U.S. research needs concerning inland, small-scale, low-cost rural brackish desalination water projects using renewable energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, and waste heat sources.
Further details: http://wrri.research.nmsu.edu/
CONFERENCE: Food Security 2011
When: Dec 14 – 15, 2011
Where: London, United Kingdom
Description: How do practices, value chains and trade need to be transformed? This conference will examine how to transform the agricultural system towards one that is more productive, efficient, resilient, and environmentally sustainable.
Further details: http://www.chathamhouse.org/food2011?campaign=confalerts
CONFERENCE: Programs and Actions on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change: From Post-Disaster Reconstruction to the Creation of Resilient Society
When: Dec 16 – 17, 2011
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Description: In response to the Tohoku disaster that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 the conference will focus on ways to create social and physical resiliency in Asia and Africa.
Further details: http://bit.ly/nQcK4H