CSIC promotes in Palma the International Year of Sustainable Energy

  • The Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB) and the Town Council of Palma assist in the campaign, which will remain in shelters about the middle of July

Mallorca,  5 July 2012. The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/65/159, proclaimed 2012 as "International Year of Sustainable Energy for All". This report encourages Member States, the United Nations system and all other actors “to take advantage of the Year to raise awareness of the importance of addressing energy issues, including modern energy services for all, access to affordable energy services, energy efficiency and sustainability of the sources and use of energy, in order to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, and ensure sustainable development and protection of global climate and to promote action at local, national, regional and international levels ".

The first step to extend this awareness is to promote awareness of energy and the different means of obtaining it. The activity of the National Research Council (CSIC) in the framework of this celebration is the advertising campaign "Energy drives us." Managed by one of its centers of the Balearic Islands, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (joint research center of the CSIC and UIB) and thanks to the loan from Palma City Council of 25 MUPIS (urban bus shelters which billboards are placed in), will broadcast the International Year of the energy all along of Palma until the middle of the month.

Another of the main actions of the CSIC has been the creation of a website with information of the activities on the International Year. Within the site are presented outreach resources, and information of energy content, as well as educational and informative exhibition. The exhibition "Energy drives us," produced by the CSIC and curated by Gregorio Marbán, at National Coal Institute from CSIC, offered in 20 panels an overview of energy resources and existing technologies and the role of citizens in energy consumption. The exhibition could be free downloaded on page

The exhibition also has lesson plans that explore the contents and have been designed as a teaching resource for secondary education support.


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