"Chinese Scientists in Action" event
Q&A session at the "'Future Earth' in China" event
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC C0P24) took place in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 3-15, 2018.
The UN consultation mission of the 365bet线上手机投注 (CAST) organized two side events at the conference, which were "Chinese Scientists in Action" and "'Future Earth' in China." The "Chinese Scientists in Action" event, organized by CAST's Working Group for UN Environment Consultation on Dec. 12, was designed to publicize the positive contributions Chinese scientists have made in addressing major climate change challenges.
Dong Wenjie, secretary general of the working group and dean of the School of Atmospheric Sciences at Sun Yat-sen University, Jiang Kejuan, vice chairperson of the Chinese National Committee for "Future Earth" and research fellow at the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, Chao Qingchen, research fellow at the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration, and Teng Fei, associate professor of Tsinghua University shared their research findings and expounded on China's input and experiences in climate change from the perspectives of earth system model, power generation transformation in China, China's adaptation to climate change and future paths for cutting greenhouse gas emissions globally.
While noting that science facilitates mankind to shape the future and close interdisciplinary cooperation enables scientists to better serve society in his closing remarks at the event, Liu Yanhua, former vice minister of science and technology, State Council counsellor and director of the National Climate Change Expert Committee, stressed that the Chinese government will continue its input on encouraging interdisciplinary research into climate change for the benefit of the whole human society. The "'Future Earth' in China" event, jointly organized by the same working group, Sun Yat-sen University, the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the Asociacion para la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible on Dec.13, was intended to introduce the progress of "Future Earth" in China and share China's experience in this regard.
Dong Wenjie presided over the event.
Jiang Kejuan, Qin Dahe, chairman of the working group, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and former vice president of CAST, Liu Yadong, member of the Chinese National Committee for "Future Earth" and editor-in-chief of Science and Technology Daily, and Tan Diwen, project officer at the United Nations Environment Programme shared China's experiences and achievements regarding "Future Earth" from the perspectives of "Future Earth" activities in China, China's emission cut paths for the fulfillment of Paris Agreement goals, scientific spirit and environmental protection, and practices for adapting to ecological systems through South-South cooperation.
Experts also made exchanges with conference delegates on such topics as basic scientific research in climate change, climate change mitigation and adaptation, international cooperation and female scientists’ career development in the Q&A sessions, calling for greater international cooperation in order to achieve common development. Liu Yang, head of CAST's UN Consultation mission addressed the event.
The two events showcased China's efforts and contributions in the fight against climate change, strengthened academic exchanges and promoted cooperation. By attracting extensive attention from delegates of different countries, the events are expected to bring more international cooperation. During the conference, the CAST delegation also paid a visit to the Chinese government delegation and took part in China Pavilion activities.
In addition, it made exchanges with delegates of various international organizations such as the "Future Earth" Secretariate - International Council for Science, the Asian Development Bank and the International Atomic Energy Agency. CAST delegates also took part in other side events of the climate change conference which were focused on various topics such as low-carbon cities in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, emission volume gap and climate education.
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