This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in sustainability, energy and the environment. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSEE2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment will again be held alongside the Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) 2015. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
ACSEE2015 Conference Theme: “Power & Sustainability”
Sustainability remains as a powerful ideal that acts as a driving force in relation to the pressing concerns of energy and the environment. Its proponents often protest their lack of power to effect change because of the control systems already in place in the form of tax-evading multinational corporations, banks that support them, and governments that turn a blind eye to malpractice. Is the claim to lack of power as serious as is alleged, or are there other approaches that have not been tried? Advocates of sustainable growth surely have the responsibility to search for alternative avenues and corridors of power? The abolition of slavery in the British Empire, for example, was the work of one man who resisted and confounded the argument that no economy could survive without it. This conference will take the concepts and lenses of power and sustainability as we seek multidisciplinary solutions and work together towards the creation of a sustainable world. We look forward to seeing you (again) in Osaka in 2015.
The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:
Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption
- Food and Water, Hunger and Thirst
- Freshwater, Oceans and Seas
- Land Use & Misuse
- Atmosphere and Air
- Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth
- Sustainable Businesses and CSR
- Protecting, Preserving and Conserving
- Social Sustainability & Social Justice
- Social Sustainability, War and Peace
- Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living
- Environmental Degradation
- Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions
- Energy Economics and Ecological Economics
- Professor Stuart Picken – Chairman of the IAFOR IAB, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Mr. Lowell Sheppard – Asia Pacific Director, HOPE International Development Agency, Nagoya, Japan
- Professor Yozo Yokota – Director of the Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan
The IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSEE. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access IAFOR’s journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings publishing on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.