Richard Doherty Chair
U of Leeds
Institute of Communications Studies
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Merav Katz-Kimchi Vice Chair
Tel Aviv U
The Porter School of Environmental Studi
Tel Aviv 69978
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The ICA Environmental Communication Interest Group aims to advance research on the interplay of the environment with any level of communication and in any setting. Research on health, risk, and science communication issues related to the environment are especially germane. The group welcomes work from any perspective (including critical, cultural, ethnic/minority, feminist) employing any research method motivated by sound research questions about environmental communication.
The group seeks to foster a relationship with other scholarly environmental communication associations to forge global ties among academics and practitioners of environmental communication to increase research, education, funding, and publication opportunities.
The Environmental Communication Interest Group is also a vehicle for advancing the Greening of ICA in the areas of scholarship and education. It will help communication scholars improve the environmental performance of their universities, the media industries, and environmental organizations. The group will support members to integrate sustainability issues into their teaching and promote research in this area.
The interest group began with it's initial meeting at ICA 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts with nearly 40 attendees. In 2012 we established bylaws and a full set of officers. By 2013 we had more than 150 members. We maintain a a group web site at http://enviro.icahdq.org/ for collaboration and archiving of group documents, and news in the field.
NEWS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
On behalf of the organizing and scientific working committee, the United Nations invites you to a Four-day summit of Economists, Educationists, Administrators, Manufacturers, Researchers, Non-Governmental Organizations, Religious Leaders, Community Organizations, and individuals from the Public and Private Sector from 2 - 5 July, 2013, 2013 in London (UK) to assess the worst global economic down turn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all countries of the world.
The United Nations - DESA summit coming up in April was mandated at the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in June 2009 in New-York. Member States requested the General Assembly to organize the meeting "at the highest level".
Date: 2 - 5 July, 2013
Venue: International Convention Centre London, United Kingdom.
Conference Theme: Impact and implications of the global financial and economic crisis on sustainable development & climate change proposals for an integrated global response to the crisis.
Registration to this Summit is absolutely "free" and strictly for invited individuals and organizations only. As an invitee, you have received a registration code UNDESA/03260/2013/UK with the invitation letter, which grants you access to the registration form. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will sponsor free travel costs and all-round flight ticket for all participant. Invited participants will only be responsible for their hotel accommodation and feeding cost at the Central Park Hotel. The International Convention & Exhibition Centre(ICC) London, United Kingdom is the venue of this summit while the Central Park Hotel has been officially designated to accommodate all participant for this unique and prestigious global financial and economic crisis summit. Participants will enjoy shows, attractions, activities, and tours available in host city.
Call for papers:
United Nations welcomes paper presentation from interested participants, scholars, financial experts, policy makers, and other practitioners. Paper presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes each including questions.
The following topics can be covered in your submission and presentation:
- Causes and Solutions of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis
- Global Repercussions of the Financial and Economic Crisis
- Fundamental Defects of the Free Market System
- The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Developing Countries
- The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Millennium Development Goals MDG's
- Accounting & Financial Regulations
- Government and/or Private Sector Response to the Financial and Economic Crisis
- Any other topic relating to Finance and Economy.
Submission of Paper Presentation and Proposals -- Friday, 21st June, 2013.
Submission of Registration form and Proof of Accommodation from the Central Park Hotel -- As early as possible.
Registration Closing Date -- As set by the United Nations.
For further details about registration form,visa,flight ticket and other details, write an acceptance letter to be part of this event and send directly to the (Conference Organizing Secretary) Ms. Cristina Parceog via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information call +44(0)793-74-25509.
Ronald Pierre, Coordinator
Communication and Public Affairs.