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Post Doctoral Opportunities on Climate Change Research for Sustainable Development

Location: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Source: The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) invites applications for postdoctoral fellows or research associates in their thematic research area of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

AIT is in the process of consolidating, strengthening and expanding research in response to climate change in the areas of technology, policy and planning, managerial and institutional arrangements. This will be in climate change science, adaptation and mitigation of green house emission, vulnerability and resilience aspects. In this effort, AIT plans to continue its work in an interdisciplinary manner, cutting across research that explores:

  • How science influences policy, economic planning for governance and enabling mechanisms;
  • Application of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies, linking rational energy use to adaption/impact of climate change vulnerability in a geographic context;
  • Building resilience in urban, rural and coastal communities and social groups;
  • Research on increasing carbon sequestering, including appropriate agricultural practices through selection and management of crops and vegetation, assessment of GHG emission in rice-based farming systems;
  • Efficient technologies for treating waste which mitigates GHG emissions and facilitates energy recovery;
  • Efficient use of water resources, water hydrology, land use;
  • Biofuel and food security challenges;
  • Linkages to Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s);
  • Planning for new cities and other infrastructure development, prevention of further investments on unsuitable locations and vulnerability mapping using GIS;
  • Use of sensors and nanotechnology-based devices for detecting of atmospheric changes;
  • Business opportunities as a result of climate change adaptation and mitigation, etc.

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Deadline: 01 September 2008: Application review begins

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