Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

CIIT to Hold 3rd International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESDev-2009)

The Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Development Sciences of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology are jointly organizing the 3rd International Conference on “Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESDev-2009)”, from August 16 to 18, 2009 at CIIT Campus at Abbottabad. The ESDev series of conferences have been organized every alternate year since 2005 to address the vital issues related to Environment and Sustainable development. The event is being arranged under the patronage of Rector, CIIT, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, S.I. and Director CIIT, Abbottabad, Dr. Haroon Rashid with the assistance of the national and international programme committees.

This year the Conference is aimed at exploring linkages among the environment, sustainable development and society; finding technological solutions for the environmental problems; renewable energy resources and resource management; and promoting integration among these in support of the UN decade of Education for Sustainability, adopted for 2005-2015. Various donor and development organizations and institutions, including Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, are collaborating for the organization of this international event.

More information and registration forms for participation in the Conference are available at the URL: