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Future Earth session at the 16th Conference of Science Council of Asia

The 16th Conference of the Science Council of Asia will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 30 May through 1 June, 2016. The theme of the Conference is “Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia” with a focus on all areas of emerging technologies, success in their use in national development and the challenges faced by developing Asian countries in mobilizing new technologies for sustainable development.

The Conference will include a session on Future Earth, where the Future Earth Secretariat will introduce the initiative’s recent topics on the global and regional levels, and discuss challenges and perspectives in Asia. The session will also present the role of Future Earth in Asia as a knowledge and engagement hub, with examples of new national activities as well as that of Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA), a new international research initiative led by the International Council for Science Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific following the design of Future Earth.

You can find more information about the 16th Conference of the Science Council of Asia here.