[hepr-vn] Fwd: *Urgent* Planet Under Pressure (PUP) Seeking proposals from developing countries
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From: "Le Ha, Van (HANOI/GDO)" <vle at usaid.gov>
Date: May 24, 2011 9:02:44 PM PDT
Cc: "Le Thi Hoang, Lan (HANOI/GDO)" <lale at usaid.gov>
Subject: FW: *Urgent* PUP Seeking proposals from developing countries
Le Ha Van
Development Assistance Specialist
General Development Office
15/F Tung Shing Square Building
2 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi
Email: vle at usaid.gov
From: Jones, Ticora (PPL/ST)
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 2:44 PM
Subject: *Urgent* PUP Seeking proposals from developing countries
*Urgent*: 2012 “Planet Under Pressure”conference seeking proposals from developing countries
In late March 2012, three months in advance of the UN Earth Summit (Rio+20), the international global-change research programmes of the International Council for Science (ICSU) will together hold a major conference in London focussing on global sustainability solutions, Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge towards solutions. (www.planetunderpressure2012.net )
It has come to the attention of the organisers that there are relatively few session proposals which come principally from developing countries and there are some specific topics listed below which the Scientific Organising Committee had hoped would have been the subject of session proposals.
The Scientific Organising Committee has therefore decided to seek some more proposals specifically from developing countries, and we are writing to seek your help in identifying potential session convenors in your networks, and to encourage and/or assist them in submitting a proposal.
Potential session convenors should use the web link below to submit a proposal. Proposals need to be submitted by Friday 27 May to allow for sufficient time for review and any necessary revisions. The web link is: https://elsevier.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=2594&language=en-uk
Whilst we will consider proposals articulating any relevant issues from a developing country point of view, we welcome proposals from the South which consider the topics listed below. Further, proposals that include industry and/or policy interests are particularly welcomed, but this also is not obligatory.
For more information, you may download the Conference Outline and Themes or visit the official websitewww.planetunderpressure2012.net.
Mark Stafford Smith (CSIRO), Lidia Brito (UNESCO)
Co-Chairs, Planet Under Pressure 2012
Summary list of gaps of particular interest:
1. Communicating Science
2. Limits to earth resources, implications of peak oil
3. Emerging technologies, and approaches to skipping western development
4. Assessing effectiveness of current solutions (REDD, PES, etc)
5. Low carbon economy, policy for low carbon growth, green economy
6. Bringing stakeholders and science together, particularly industry, finance, etc
7. Policy and research for changing consumption
8. Political economy issues, power, corruption, positioning
9. Scales and levels
10. Freshwater, groundwater
11. Trans-disciplinarity, traditional knowledge
12. Conflicts/synergies/simplifications of multi-lateral agreements
13. Balancing top down and bottom up solutions
14. Obtaining behaviour change
15. Tipping points in the human system
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Mr. Xiaojun Deng
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East Building, 4th Floor
1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan Dori
Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, JAPAN
Email: xdeng at apn-gcr.org
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