Associate Members

Asian Members

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher studies in Bangladesh. About 5500 students are pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science in this institution. Currently, BUET has sixteen teaching departments under five faculties and it has three institutes. Every year about 900 undergraduate students and 1000 graduate students in Masters and PhD programs become a part of this university. The University has strong group of 500 teachers teaching in these departments and institutes. In addition to its own research programs, the university undertakes research programs sponsored by outside organizations like European Union, UNO, Commonwealth, UGC, etc. The expertise of the University teachers and the laboratory facilities of the University are also utilized to solve problems and to provide up-to-date engineering and technological knowledge to the various organizations of the country

Contact Person: Prof. Ijaz Hossain
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Website: http://www.buet.ac.bd

Energy Research Institute Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Energy Research Institute (ERI) was established under Chulalongkorn University in 1991 is based on policy of the university to emphasize research and academic service as equal to teaching and learning, and with an aim to address the energy issues after the world energy crisis in 1973 and 1979. It began with the inception of a committee on energy research to identify and promote research in the area, which was then developed into an Energy and Training Center in 1982 and later into the Energy Research Institute (ERI). ERI wide ranging activities include policy research on energy and environment issues, and providing academic services to society in the field of “energy efficiency and conservation, including alternative energy”. ERI activities are primarily supported by various agencies including- government, international and private sector. Besides this, ERI is involved in the issues related to Climate Change and CDM Business Opportunities with the aim to assist Thailand promote clean energy projects. ERI has built strong networks with key institutions related to energy and environment, ranging from government agencies, private sector, universities in Thailand to international agencies.

Contact Person: Prof. Withaya Yongcharoen
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Website: http://www.eri.chula.ac.th

Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute, Japan

GISPRI was established as Public Interest Corporation in 1988, with an objective to conduct research wide-ranging issues related to global resources, environment, international regimes, industry, economy, culture and society, based on the awareness that the role and responsibility of Japan in the international community has been rising with Japan’s increasing economic and social presence. GISPRI aims to present policy proposals based on its research and surveys for both domestic and international entities, while promoting exchange of information and ideas to help contribute to the prosperity of the global society. Major activities of the institute include Research and Studies, Policy Proposals, Joint Research and outreach. It is also involved in developing and succeeding projects on the basic philosophy of the EXPO 2005 by managing the intellectual property rights of Morizo and Kiccoro, the official mascots of the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, custodian of the official published documents and photo collections, information dissemination using these documents and outreach activities as well.

Contact Person: Mr Kotaro Kimura
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Website: http://www.gispri.or.jp

Global Climate Change Institute, Tsinghua University, China

Global Climate Change Institute (GCCI) is the research center of Tsinghua University established to address climate change policy issues and integrated sustainable development strategies on energy, environment and economy. The center also acts as a significant research base in the subject of the Management Science and Engineering in Tsinghua. Since 1980’s, GCCI/INET has been actively involved at both the international and domestic fronts focusing on climate change policy issues and energy, environmental and economic challenges acting as essential advisory and decision supporting institution for the government. The institute has been involved in numerous research areas and has significant expertise in the field of climate change. It has been involved in and assumed work on significant national science and technology programs and various international cooperation projects such as - global strategy on GHG emission mitigation, techno-economic and associated social-economic impacts assessment for GHG emission mitigation options, and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under Kyoto Protocol among others.

Contact Person: Prof. Wei Zhihong
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Website: www.tsinghua.edu.cn/eng

Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka

The Institute aim is to initiate, promote and conduct research into fundamental and nationally relevant advanced studies in general, principally in the fields of mathematics, physical and chemical sciences, life sciences, earth and environmental science. The Institute has various units working on different fields- Collaborative and Consultation Division, Artificial Intelligence and Applied Electronics, Microbial Biotechnology Unit, Microbial Biotechnology Research Unit, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Material Science, Indigenous Knowledge, Alternative and Renewable energy, Environmental and Earth sciences, Biochemistry and natural products bioactivity.

Contact Person: Prof S V R Weerasooriya
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Website: http://www.ifs.ac.lk

Institut Teknogi Bandung, Indonesia

lnstitut Teknologi Bandung was founded by the Indonesian government as an institution of higher learning of science, technology, and fine arts, with a mission of education, research, and service to the community in 1959. ITB’s vision for the future is that it shall be an institution of higher education and center of development for science, technology and art, continuously striving for world excellence, reliability and respectability, and together with other respectable institutions of the nation envisions leading the Indonesian society into unity, sovereignty and prosperity. ITB has an excellent academic and research staff and large and growing student body,

Contact Person: Dr Tatang H. Soerawidjaja/ Dr Saswinadi Sasmojo
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Website: http://www.itb.ac.id/

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established as an initiative of the Japanese Government in 1998. The research institute conducts pragmatic and innovative strategic policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. In the face of the challenges that the Asia-Pacific region faces, the mission of IGES is to create effective strategies and propose practical solutions to support sustainable development, particularly in the region, while looking ahead 50 or even 100 years into the future. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to play an important role in international efforts to deal with climate change and other critical environmental issues and thus It is vital to carry out appropriate policy proposals based on conditions in each area of the region, which is characterized by diversities in terms of economy, politics, culture and natural environment. IGES focuses on enhancing collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders such as national governments, local authorities, businesses, non-governmental organisations, citizens and experts, to carry out strategic policy research from an Asia-Pacific perspective and to disseminate the results around the world, so that it can contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society.

Contact Person: Mr Hideyuki Mori
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Website: http://www.iges.or.jp

Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran

The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) was founded in September 1983 in Tehran as one of the first think tanks in Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 with the task of leading and encouraging the study and research on issues relevant to the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Institute for Political and International Studies is a sub-division of the Deputy Foreign Minister for Education and Research. The scientific and analytic findings of the Institute are made available to senior policy makers and interested scholars in the form of books, journals, bulletins and reports. The main opbjectves of the institute are to conduct and promote independent research in the field of international relations, to undertake and encourage the analysis, research and dissemination of knowledge in the political, economic, legal, strategic, security and cultural issues, to collect and publish reliable information and assessments on international affairs, to advocate the analytic understanding of issues affecting the Islamic Republic of Iran, to provide consultations to policy makers and relevant departments of the foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Institute’s main research activities include Research projects, Joint Scientific Cooperation and outreach activities.

Contact Person: Dr Abdolrahim Gavahi
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Website: http://www.ipis.org

Korea Energy Economics Institute, Korea

The Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI) is a government funded research institution focusing on energy policy research. The Institute carries out the task of policy development by responding to the changes in the energy industry within and outside Korea while providing alternatives to address these issues. The KEEI was established as a government-affiliated research institute in order to contribute to the national energy policy-making by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating energy information and issues. The mission of the institute is to collect, analyze, and provide global energy information, forecast mid- to long-term demand and supply of energy, research on the structural reform and corporate strategies of energy industries, research on the structural reform and corporate strategies of energy industries, policy development for regional and renewable energy, research cooperation with industries, universities, and research institutes on energy-related issues and provide educational programs on energy market trends.

Contact Person: Prof. Ki-Yual Bang
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Website: http://www.keei.re.kr

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

The Institute aims to promote scientific and applied research, especially in fields related to industry, natural and food resources and other primary constituents of national economy, in an endeavor to serve the goals of economic, technological and scientific development, and to advise the government on scientific matters and on scientific policy issues. Some of the main objectives of the institute are to conduct scientific research and studies concerned with the progress of national industry and which facilitate the preservation of the environment and explore and study natural resources and means for exploiting them, energy and water resources, and methods to improve agriculture and develop aquatic resources among various others crucial aims emphasized by the Institute.

Contact Person: Dr Adnan A Al-Homoud
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Website: http://www.kisr.edu.kw

National Energy Research Center, Jordan

The National Energy Research Center was established for the purposes of research, development and training in the fields of new and renewable energy; raising the efficiency of using energy in the different economic sectors. This research center established in Amman - Jordan is considered as one of the specialized science and technological centers working under the umbrella of the Higher Council for Science and Technology. The main objectives of the center are - Use of the local new and renewable energy sources like oil shale wind energy solar energy bio-mass and geothermal to increase their contribution to satisfy the Kingdom's energy needs and to improve methods, incentives and advisory services of efficient energy use to decrease total energy cost on the national level and to protect the environment. The Center also aims to collaborate with other entities both national and international as well as conduct training programmes and outreach activities.

Contact Person: Dr Malek Kabariti
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Website: http://www.nerc.gov.jo

Petroleum Institute of Pakistan, Pakistan

The Petroleum Institute of Pakistan (PIP), represents all segments of the Petroleum Industry. It was established in July 1963 to promote and coordinate the activities of the Oil and Gas Industry in Pakistan. Presently, the Institute consists of 22 Industrial Collective members consisting of companies operating in Pakistan in the field of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, Refining, Distribution and Marketing and 848 Individual members all connected with the Oil & Gas Industry. The Institute has had long standing links with international petroleum bodies; PIP is a member of the World Petroleum Council (WPC) and a member of the International Gas Union (IGU) as well. PIP aims to help in building a professional and informed group that enhances the quality of service, encourages high ethical standards and undertakes studies of policy and regulatory issues affecting the development of the Oil & Gas Industry in Pakistan.

Contact Person: Mr Arif Nasib
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Website: http://www.pip.org.pk

The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan established in 1966 is certified as an incorporated foundation by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The institute aims to carry on research activities specialized in the area of energy from the national economy perspective in a bid to contribute to sound development of the Japanese energy-supplying and energy-consuming industries and for the improvement of people's life in the country by objectively analyzing energy problems and providing basic data, information and reports necessary for the formulation of policies. IEEJ has expanded its scope of research activities to include such topics as environmental problems and international cooperation closely related to energy. In October 1984, the Energy Data and Modeling Center (EDMC) was established as an IEEJ-affiliated organization to carry out such tasks as the development of energy data bases, building of various energy models and econometric analyses of energy. In 1999, EDMC was merged into IEEJ and began operating as an IEEJ division under the same name, i.e., the Energy Data and Modeling Center. The IEEJ vision aims to “Considering the Energy-Environmental Issues of Japan and Asia from a Global Perspective and Proposing Policy Solutions”.

Contact Person: Dr Kazuya Fujime
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Website: http://eneken.ieej.or.jp

Thailand Environment Institute, Thailand

Established in 1993, the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that focuses on environmental issues and the conservation of natural resources in Thailand, Regional and Global levels.

The TEI was established and founded on the belief that partnerships are the most effective approach in achieving sustainable development and better quality of life. The Thailand Environment Institute advocates a participatory approach to shared environmental responsibility. The Institute works closely with the private sector, government, local communities, other civil society partners, academia and in international circles with international organizations. TEI helps to formulate environmental directives and link policy with action to encourage meaningful environmental progress in Thailand. It also serves as a reliable and up-to-date information and knowledge resource, TEI works to advance sustainable development in the country, in the Asia-Pacific region, and beyond.

Contact Person: Prof Sanit Aksornkoae
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Website: www.tei.or.th/

The Energy and Resources Institute, India

TERI is a leading Indian action-oriented research institute whose work embraces every significant aspect of sustainable development—from earth sciences and climate change, to technology applications, to issues of relocation and rehabilitation to energy security. TERI is simultaneously involved in addressing local problems and finding solutions to global challenges in the field of energy, environment and unsustainable patterns of development. The Institute has grown substantially over the years, particularly, since it launched its own research activities and established a base in New Delhi—its registered headquarters. The strength of the Institute lies in not only identifying and articulating intellectual challenges straddling a number of disciplines of knowledge but also in mounting research, training and demonstration projects leading to development of specific problem-based advanced technologies that help carry benefits to society at large. TERI’s work spans academic as well applied research (for example the work done at the Centre for Mycorrhizal Research and Plant Tissue Culture & Molecular Biology, Microbial Biotechnology), advisory services, and rural extension programmes and so on. TERI has grown to establish a presence not only in different corners and regions of India but is perhaps the only developing country institution to have established a presence in North America and Europe and on the Asian continent in Japan, Malaysia and the Gulf. TERI has staff strength of a 1000 dedicated employees, drawn from a range of disciplines and experiences, supported by infrastructure and facilities that are world class and state-of-the-art.

Contact Person: Dr R K Pachauri
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Website: http://www.teriin.org

Council on Energy and Environment Korea, Korea

Contact Person: Dr Hoesung Lee
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Website: http://www.ceek.org

Energy Development & Utilization Foundation Inc, Philippines

Contact Person: Dr Antonio V del Rosario
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Pusat Tenaga Malaysia, Malaysia

Contact Person: Dr Anuar Abdul Rahman
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Website: http://www.ptm.org.my