The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment ECSEE, to be held from July 4-7 2013, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, England.
Sustainability has emerged as the most important global issue for business, industry, government, and academia, and yet to begin with sustainability was associated only with environmental concerns such as energy and global warming. It is now recognized that the concept of sustainability is applicable to all areas of human society, for example in terms of social/economic justice, or responsible business practice. Issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any comprehensive sustainability paradigm as we work together to achieve a sustainable future.
ECSEE 2013 will address these various dimensions of human sustainability as we invite scholars from around the world to address questions and search for synergies and solutions to the complex issues surrounding sustainability in a forum encouraging serious and thoughtful exchange between academics, members of the global business community, and practitioners in the fields of human endeavor that link these. We call on scientists from around the globe to meet and share our respective outlooks and collective wisdom on a critical issue of common concern: the pursuit of a sustainable world.
It is a sincere hope that attendees will use this time together, not just for intellectual discovery and discourse, but to establish a common vision and to motivate each other to do our part in the creation of a better world. We greatly appreciate your attendance and encourage your active engagement throughout the conference.
Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment associated with the conference.
Sister Conference: European Conference on the Social Sciences
ECSEE 2013 will be held alongside the Inaugural European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) 2013 and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.
Special Theme: "Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies"
The conference theme is "Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies" and 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 disciplines and fields related to Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, including the following streams:
Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption
- Food and Water, Hunger and Thirst
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management
- Freshwater, Oceans and Seas
- Land Use & Misuse
- Atmosphere and Air
Cultural Sustainability: Protecting, Preserving and Conserving
- Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth
- Sustainable Businesses and CSR
- 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