Conference: Energy in Asia and the World
Asia and the World – Sustainability without borders? was a one-day international student conference, gave students the opportunity to learn about Asia’s current and future developments in sustainable energy generation, the manufacturing of goods and how demographic changes and consumer habits may affect these parameters.
- Multicultural & Multidisciplinary Audience: We want to encourage discussions influenced by various world views.
- Asia’s Ongoing Development: We strive to focus on how different parts of the world experience Asia’s development and how a long-lasting sustainable impact can be created, given those perceptions.
- Acquire knowledge through hands-on experiences in workshops.
The conference Asia and the World – sustainability without borders? took place on April 5th, 2014. The event was host at Copenhagen University, LIFE, Marble Hall, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C.
Asia and its development. Prof Jørgen Delman about energy security, Architect Henrik Valeur about challenges with urbanization and sustainability, and PhD Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær about climate change and governance
WORKSHOP: VALUING ENVIRONMENT
A rainforest offers many ecosystem services, but how to we place a value on these services? They do not have a market or a price. Economic valuation can be used to obtain a value for such non-market goods. Our Expert Facilitator: Ole Bonninchsen
Transportation poses a significant challenge to sustainable development. This is especially the case in Asian countries where the demand for personal vehicles is growing and freight transport is rapidly developing. Our Expert Facilitator: Subash Dhar and Susanne Krawack.
WORKSHOP: THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABILITY
While sustainability continues to be the most often discussed in relation to planning, economics and the environment, there is an increasing interest in exploring how culture can be both a barrier and a tool for achieving sustanability. Our Expert Facilitator: Michael Plesner.
WORKSHOP: THE IMPACT OF PALM OIL INDUSTRY
Palm Oil is useful for many entitles in today’s society. The question becomes how can we effectively manage these resources as well as utilize them in today’s growing economy? Our Expert Facilitators: Ulrich elmer Hansen, Susane Balle Hansen and Sini Harkki.
WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABLE CITIES
To provide high-quality urban living, the need of sustainable solutions has never been greater. Our Expert Facilitator: Ulrik Andersen and Neelabh Singh.
WORKSHOP: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Modern (non-organic) agriculture is heavily reliant on machinery and fertilizers, both of which are ver unsustainable. Also the chain of food to waste does not replenish the nutrients back to the soil. So what can we do as consumers and future stakeholders of the world?. Our Expert Facilitator: Jacob Vahr Svenningsen.
WORKSHOP: ENERGY SECURITY
What is Energy Security, from Chinese and Western perspective. How china is planning on achieving energy Security and what will be the consequences of these efforts on China’s development and the rest of the world. Our Expert Facilitators: Mr.Chen Dechun, Mr TAO Yuanxing, Prof.Jørgen Delman and Dr. Phillip Andrews-Speed .
WORKSHOP: CHINA’S BIG ENERGY QUESTIONS
China’s current energy and climate policy development. Chinese green city planning. Our Expert Facilitator: Peggy Mischke.
WORKSHOP: YOUTH LEADERSHIP- FROM IDEA TO IMPACT
How does good leadership make a difference in the process from idea to project? does good leadership exist and how can it be developed?. Our Expert Facilitators: Fiette Brunk and Raúl Pineda.