CCEC Organized U1 During IUGG 2015

Recently CCEC successfully organized U1 Future Earth and Sustainability during IUGG 2015.


Venue: Prague Congress Centre

Dates: June 23rd 2015


Convener: Tom Beer, Aspendale, Australia (CCEC/IAMAS)

Co-conveners: Jianping Li, Beijing, China (CCEC/IAMAS); Athena Coustenis, Meudon, France (IAMAS); Mark Stafford Smith, Black Mountain, Australia (Future Earth); Tonie van Dam, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (CCEC/IAG); Eigil Friis-Christensen, Lyngby, Denmark (CCEC/IAGA); Makoto Taniguchi, Kyoto, Japan (CCEC/IAHS); Keith Alverson, Nairobi, Kenya (CCEC/IAPSO); Ian Allison, Hobart, Australia (CCEC/IACS); Domenico Giardini, Zurich, Switzerland (IASPEI); Setsuya Nakada, Tokyo, Japan (CCEC/IAVCEI)


Future Earth is a new 10-year international research programme jointly initiated by International Council for Science (ICSU), International Social Science Council (ISSC), Belmont Forum, UN Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN University (UNU) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global climatic and environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will provide a global knowledge and collaboration platform and deliver a step-change in the way science for sustainability is produced and used. Participants are invited to highlight relevant innovative new ideas and new developments in global sustainability, linking climatic and environmental change and development challenges to satisfy human needs for food, water, energy and health, effective interdisciplinary collaboration to find the best scientific solutions to multi-faceted problems, timely information for policy-makers, and increased capacity building in science, technology and innovation.


List of solicited speakers



Future Earth: Its importance and implications in Asia

Tetsuzo Yasunari (Japan)


Integrating GEC Study into Future Earth Initiative

Guoxiong Wu (China)


Climate change and food security

Bruce Campbell (Australia)


Future directions for the world climate research programme

Guy Brasseur (Germany)


Systems approach to future earth

Pavel Kabat (Austria)


Global change and global water emergency: a new vision for new solutions

Alberto Montanari (Italy)


Future earth and disasters

David Johnston (New Zealand)