Future Earth in Asia at the 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia
See the list of speakers and presentation slides for the Future Earth Session at the Conference.
Air pollution has emerged as a major environmental problem in Asia and extraordinary smog and haze events regularly come to the top of the international news. While the scale of the problem is obvious, both the specific mechanisms underlying the problem and possible solutions are still under investigation. Future Earth has prioritized health as one of its key challenges and is in the process of establishing a Knowledge-Action Network on this issue. Regional Future Earth meetings in Asia also have identified air pollution as an urgent topic for regional research collaboration. The Session built on such earlier discussions and had as objectives to:
- Assess the impact of air pollution on health in Asia;
- Identify knowledge gaps and potential areas where co-design and co-production of research can contribute to solving the problems;
- Explore possible research collaborations in the region.
Hein Mallee, Regional Center for Future Earth in Asia
Roberto F. Rañola, University of the Philippines at Los Banos and Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia
Nordin Hasan, Institute for Environment and Development of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia
Fumiko Kasuga, Future Earth Global Hub, Tokyo
S.K. Satheesh, Indian Institute of Science and Regional Office for Future Earth in South Asia
Shih-Chun Candice Lung, Academia Sinica, Taipei and Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia
“Asian Culture-related Air Pollution Sources and Health Implications”
Soon-chang Yoon, Vice President for External Relations, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia
Tanimoto Hiroshi, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
The 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia: Technology, and Innovation for Inclusive Development
Following announcement is adapted from the contents on the Conference website.
Science, technology, and innovation, in creative collaboration, can become the key driver of economic productivity and intellectual advancement in various countries, just as cutting edge ideas, artistic productions, and technologies can produce transformative changes and meaningful applications in the people’s lives.
The 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia looks forward to the interactions among scientists, artists, intellectuals, academicians, scholars, and researchers sharing and discussing various facets of their studies towards the enrichment of life in the region. Encouraged are multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary topics that promote dialogues among stakeholders, participation among policy and management sectors, as well as their special consideration of the marginalized and oppressed, and of gender and equity issues.
The conference will gather over 300 science experts and practitioners in research and innovation across Asia. It shall highlight how inclusive development can be more attained presently through the sciences and various complementary disciplines.
For more details, visit the Conference website.
The Science Council of Asia (SCA) is an international scientific organization founded in 2000 aiming to provide scientists in all fields, including cultural and social as well as natural sciences and technology, a collaborative platform for promoting scientific exchange and cooperation in Asia. At present it is comprised of 31 academic organizations from 18 countries/region in Asia. As the Science Council of Japan provides the Secretariat for SCA, the host countries for the annual Conferences are rotated among member countries. The 17th Conference is hosted by the National Research Council of the Philippines.
DATEFebruary 26, 2019
AUTHORFuture Earth Staff Member
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