The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE-CEE), in collaboration with its consortium partners* and Kyoto University, is pleased to announce the organisation of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment (hybrid) or “SEE 2022” on the theme “The Road to Net-Zero: Energy Transition Challenges and Solutions”. The conference will be held during 7-9 November 2022 as a hybrid platform enabling participants to join virtually or in person in Bangkok, Thailand.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) last year reached a broad consensus on key actions to address climate change, including the science, solutions, political will to act, and clear indications of action. The conference produced new “building blocks” to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement through actions that can get the world on a more sustainable, low-carbon pathway forward. Thus, more than 70 countries have set a target of reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050, covering about 76% of global emissions. Over 1,200 companies have put in place science-based targets in line with net-zero, and more than 1000 cities, over 1000 educational institutions, and over 400 financial institutions have joined the Race to Zero, pledging to take rigorous, immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030.

Since 2004, SEE, which is a series of biennial conferences, has been serving as a forum for presenting recent progress and advances in science, technology, and innovation that addresses energy, environment, and climate change issues, and exchange of ideas and networking. The SEE 2022 will continue to adhere to this theme. However, for this new edition of the SEE Conference, the emphasis will be on sustainable innovation and energy transition for accelerating solutions for climate actions in meeting net-zero emission ambitions by around mid-century and underpinning sustainable growth and development in the region and globally. 

SEE 2022 will therefore serve as a forum for the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of smart city, future energy systems, bio-circular economy, environmental and climate technology management, and energy and climate science. Potential contributors from academia, research organizations, government agencies and international institutions, and private sector practitioners are invited to submit contributions in the areas of science, technology and policy, for on-site and virtual presentations at the conference.

*JGSEE’s consortium partners within the Center of Excellence on Energy Technology and Environment include: King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (Lead University), King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Chiang Mai University, Prince of Songkla University, and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology at Thammasat University.

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