Can the Pacific countries transit into a Renewables-based energy future?
Fossil fuels remain the predominant energy source used for transport and power generation in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), despite the relative abundance of hydropower. Consequently, the increasing oil demand has caused fuel imports to take up almost 10% of PICTs’ gross national income, which brings about considerable implications on the economy and energy security. This report addresses policy design of Renewable Energy (RE) deployment strategies in PICTs; identifying challenges and recommendations for policy makers.
The report puts together the main challenges and drivers in PICTs energy profile with regards to the existing policies and plans. It also lays out the Work Plan of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the Pacific, which will involve assisting PICTs to realize their potential in the transition to a renewables-based energy future.
The International Academic Forum, in collaboration with its global partners, is calling for papers for the European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from July 4-7 2013, in Brighton, England. ECSEE 2013 will address the various dimensions of human sustainability associated with environmental concerns such as energy and global warming. It also aims to create a forum encouraging academics, members of the global business community and practitioners in the field to exchange their respective outlooks on the issue and establish a common vision.
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, such as:
Interested applicants are required to fill in the Online Registration Form in order to submit their papers. Accepted papers will be published in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference.