Thursday, 2 September 2010

Ravage of the Planet 2011, Shah Alam, Malaysia

The success of the two previous International Conferences on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards (Ravage of the Planet), held in Bariloche, Argentina (2006) and in Gordons Bay, South Africa (2009), has led the organisers to reconvene the meeting in Malaysia.
The conference has always been well attended by a substantial group of scientists from all over the world, which underlines the concern of the international community regarding the state of the planet. The basic premise of the meeting is the need to determine urgent solutions before we reach a point of irreversibility.
Our current civilisation has fallen into a self-destructive process by which natural resources are consumed at an increasing rate. This process has now spread across the planet in search of further sources of energy and materials. The aggressiveness of this quest is such that the future of our planet is in the balance. The process is compounded by the pernicious effects of the resulting pollution.
The conference will discuss the objective of reaching sustainability in the framework of all different disciplines in order to arrive at optimal solutions. Hence this meeting is essentially transdisciplinary in order to find appropriate sustainable solutions, i.e. those involving collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Like the first two, the aim of this conference is to take stock of our situation and try to facilitate constructive principles and policies for a way forward.

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