Energy Transformation
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Energy Transition in East Asia
[ East Asia Energy Transformation Forum: Challenges and Prospects for Energy Transformation in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea ]
The Forum was held by RSPRC on 19 of Oct. The forum invited the following speakers: Professor Koichi HASEGAWA, from Tohoku University in Japan, also the author of "Post-Nuclear Society," Professor Sun-Jin YUN from Seoul National University, who helps to drive the policy for next nuclear power plant in Seoul, and Professor Dowan KU, Director of Environment and Society Research Institute in Korea.
[ 2017 Social Assessment Impact Lecture Series ]
The lecture was held by RSPRC on 26 of Oct,2017. Prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay who is a well-known specialist of social assessment impact from University of Groningen, was invited to the lecture.
[ Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters is the social scientist of Forschungszentrum Juelich and the Adjunct Professor of Freie Universität Berlin. He has long studied the formation of the scientific environment and public opinion in the media communication. He has as well as focused on the interaction between journalists and scientists and the impact of scientific knowledge on the public. Prof. Peters is a well-known German science communication specialist!
[ National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education(PIRE)'s Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Everette Joseph and Prof. Terri Adams and other fellows of PIRE visited RSPRC on 22th March, 2017. They participated a forum held by RSPRC and Graduate Institute of National Development, NTU, that focus on climate change and disaster prevention.
[ Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, participated the First International KLASICA Case Study Symposium at NTU. Prof. Dr. Kuei-Tien Chou, the director of RSPRC, with his colleagues, accompanied with Pro. Dr. Renn to visit the RSPRC office after the forum on 21th of November, 2016.
[ Ms. Bärbel Höhn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Ms. Bärbel Höhn, Chairperson of German Federal Diet, visited RSPRC on June 29th 2016. Ms. Bärbel Höhn later participated the "German Experience in Energy-Transition and Nuclear Waste Disposal Discussion Forum", in which she shared views on the issues related to climate change policy, energy transition and nuclear waste management.

Interview with social entrepreneur the chairman KY Lin

Although the action plan for "social innovation and sustainable development" is only one of the many possible bottom-up community-building or cooperative models to save the society from facing an almost impossible to solve the crisis, the biggest innovation of this model is...

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The emancipation of trails’ imagination - Reshaping the perception of security and risks

Since its founding in 2006, TMI Trail has been making a series of efforts to make the trails a greenway, a hand-made pedestrians and a ring trail of the island. It is hoping to use the trail as the fulcrum of safety and risk perception, linking to...

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The instrument of facilitating development — Risk management II

0409 01"WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014" proposes to implement these initiatives in an "active, systematic and integrated manner". In addition to setting up a "National Risk Council" to conduct a comprehensive research and management of various risks within the country, at the international level...

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The instrument of facilitating development — Risk management I

0409 01With the impact of globalization, many developing countries have seized this "opportunity”, and achieve lifting out of poverty and improving their living standards, however, the negative consequences...

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Why do I need risk management?

0409 01"Opportunities for development" and "risk" are often two sides of the same coin. Innovative things may bring greater economic benefits, but behind the scenes, they often contain the "unknown risks". On a macroscopic scale, many developing countries have seized the opportunity to move away from poverty and improve their living standards, however, with the subsequent "risks" such as...

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Great Changes- The Crisis of Taiwan 's Laziness and Stagger of Transition

Kaohsiung gas explosion event highlights the need for new risk management mindset particularly to technocratic research. The lack of risk assessment mechanism with precautionary principles, the information and communication without transparency to citizens, the laissez-faire risk management, the pride and irresponsible enterprises are all structural factors that lead to gas explosion sooner or later...

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The Severe Test Facing Risk Society

"Risk" and "safety" are a set of related concepts. When we are in a high-security environment, we feel that everything around us is trustworthy and does not hurt our own people and things...

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Ten Lessons of Risks in Taiwan: Food Safety, Technology, and Environment - An Introduction to the year 2015 Risk Analysis Report

0324 1sSince the nineteenth century, industrial civilization, through the massive burning of fossil energy of these ancestors remains, creates cheap energy, cheap chemical fertilizers, chemicals, the massive emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases produced during which process causing a big impact on global climate...

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Great Changes- The Crisis of Taiwan 's Laziness and Stagger of Transition

Kaohsiung gas explosion event highlights the need for new risk management mindset particularly to technocratic research. The lack of risk assessment mechanism with precautionary principles, the information and communication without transparency to citizens, the laissez-faire risk management, the pride and irresponsible enterprises are all structural factors that lead to gas explosion sooner or later...

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The Severe Test Facing Risk Society

"Risk" and "safety" are a set of related concepts. When we are in a high-security environment, we feel that everything around us is trustworthy and does not hurt our own people and things...

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2017 Working Paper
Towards the Road to Energy Transformation
Sociology of Climate Change: A Review of High Carbon Society and Its Transformation Challenges

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