The Planet under Pressure conference organisers feel that it is critically important to have substantial involvement and input from the developing world in developing solutions toward sustainability. Therefore, in order to help ensure that there is adequate representation at the conference from the developing world, the organisers are aiming to provide financial assistance to presenters living and working in the developing world (research institutes, NGOs, community groups etc) whose participation in the conference has been accepted. In addition the hope is to also support prospective delegates from the developing world who will not be presenting in conference sessions but who will bring valuable insights and differing world views to the debates. No financial assistance is currently envisaged for those living and working outside of the developing world.
Financial assistance will be given towards travel, accommodation and registration costs. Priority will be given to those whose abstracts are accepted or who make a particularly compelling case for participation.
The deadline for requesting financial assistance has now passed. Non-qualifying applications will be automatically dropped from the process. Successful applicants will be notified of the result of the selection process in mid November 2011.