Energy and the Economy in A Carbon Constrained World on Friday May 11th 2012, in the International Hellenic University Auditorium at 17:00—19:20.

The Global economy is currently facing what is potentially its worst financial crisis in recent decades. In order to transform an economic system that is based on carbon fuels to a clean renewable power system, it is imperative for engineers and economists to collaborate effectively.

Investments in energy-related projects are already creating jobs and are expected to create more new job opportunities in upcoming years. Additionally, green investments are considered to be one of the main driving forces that can lead the economy to fast recovery. The transition to a new and sustainable economic model will have a fundamental impact on production processes, competitiveness and investment decisions.

Acknowledging the needs of students and early-stage professionals for additional knowledge and further awareness in the fields of renewable energy, energy management and economics, the School of Science and Technology is organising an event where leading experts from Greece and abroad will share valuable knowledge and know-how. A fertile interaction between academics, current and prospective students is expected to take place.

Attendance is free and open for students of various backgrounds as the event has an interdisciplinary nature, for professionals, the general public and all those who wish to gain an insight into issues regarding energy, energy politics and the economy.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Ioannis Vlahavas, Dean, School of Science and Technology.

The working language of the event is English. Attendance certificates will be provided upon request.

Prior registration is required.

Transfer to IHU: There will be a free return bus service from Thessaloniki city centre (in front of AUTH’s Faculty of Engineering Central Entrance at Egnatia Street) to the International Hellenic University. Time of departure is 16:15 (please arrive before that — priority will be given on a first come first served basis).

Due to the limited number of available seats on the bus, you are encouraged to register online for the event and indicate your transport preference at your earliest convenience.

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