Thursday, August 18, 2011

Climate Change Conference

Dear Colleagues,

This is to announce the call for papers for the Climate Change Network Team Conference 2011(CCNT11), 9th - 13th September 2011 at London Garden Hotel, 20 Brook St, Westminster, London, W1K 5DE, United Kingdom.


The financial, food, fuel and climate crises are individually serious issues, but in combination their impact could be catastrophic for the global economy. Perhaps we stand at a crossroads. Even as we move into a global economic downturn there are growing calls for an accelerated transformation towards low carbon and resource productive economies. To move forward will require new and more efficient solutions, technologies and products alongside behavioral change. Climate change is now universally recognized as a significant global environmental challenge and as a consequence, debate over the measures needed to tackle climate change has moved up to the top of the agenda amongst civil society, business and government. The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP16 2010 in CancĂșn, Mexico highlighted the major challenges and opportunities associated with climate change as we move towards post 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets. In January 2008, the UK raised the bar by announcing a target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Innovation will be a core part of the way forward. The Stern Review underlined that increased investment in R&D and innovation could significantly reduce CO2 emissions and we have seen more than £3 billion of venture capital invested in clean tech worldwide since January 2007 (Source: Ernst & Young). However, we need to create much better international, national and regional structures and systems to adapt to climate change as well those to stimulate, nurture and progress new low carbon ideas through R&D to commercialization and the marketplace. A new system is needed that fosters sustainable, low carbon and resource productive innovation - short, medium and long-term. Designers, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments all have a role to play in the change that is needed.

CCNT Conference 2011 themed “Impacts of the Global Recession on Sustainable Development", Global Warming Policy and Markets will provide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of renewable energy innovation, technologies, products and services. CCNT Conference 2011 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, sustainability, environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers as well as other business functions. The event will be a unique learning experience, networking space and an opportunity to think. Delegates will come globally from companies, entrepreneurs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.

Conference Topics

CCNT Conference 2011 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable innovation, technology, product and service design and development. Papers focused on low carbon energy solutions and sustainable innovation related to the following topics are particularly welcomed:

· Global Warming and Climate Change and the Oceans
· Sustainable Environment, Health and Development
· Remote Sensing and Global Surveillance
· Water Resources Management
· Carbon & GHG Management
· Extreme Events and Impacts Assessment
· Greenhouse Gas & Ecosystems
· Human Health In a Changing Climate
· Agricultural and Forestry Resources Management
· Clean Energy Technology
· Low GHG Transportation
· Education: Global Change & Sustainable Development
· Case studies

CCNT Conference 2011 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

  • Sponsorship: Air ticket, visa fees and per diem to be covered for all qualified delegates
  • Unique: Forum for new ideas and concepts
  • Leading-edge: Presentations from key international researchers, practitioners and policy- makers
  • Content: New research, results and thinking
  • Networking: Opportunities to meet business, government and academia
  • Track-record: Over 900 delegates from over 50 countries have attended previous conferences
  • Established: 4th international conference

Submission Details
Conference papers: please email to, fax or email up to 500 words describing your proposed paper on or before 19th August, 2011. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback before 26th August, 2011. The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference. Please only submit abstracts if you have registered for the conference. Registration is free of charge for participants from developing countries.

For more information on CCNT Conference 2011 please contact:

Dr. Frank Jones
Conference Chair
117 Putney High Street, SW15 1SS,
London, United Kingdom.
Tel: 070-2401-7133, 070-2401-7116
Fax: 070-240-17174

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