Between October 26 and 29, 2023, the city of Beijing will host the an international workshop on geography and sustainability
Geography is a comprehensive subject that studies the coupling and interaction of human-earth systems. It has natural subject advantages for promoting sustainable development and provides important basic theories, methods, models and data for sustainable development. Geographers have made outstanding contributions in exploring the connection between natural science and social science, providing intellectual support for sustainable development.
The International Workshop on Geography and Sustainability 2023 aims to identify the challenges and explore the opportunities associated with geography and sustainable development.
Organization and topics
The scientific committee of this workshop is co-chaired by Fu Bojie and Michael Meadow, respectively vice-president and president of the International Geographical Union. The local organizing committee is co-chaired by Song Changqing (Beijing Normal University) and Zhang Guoyou (Chinese Geographical Society).
Twenty-five thematic sessions are announced:
- Carbon emissions, sequestrations and carbon neutrality
- Climate-smart conservation
- Coupled Human-cultivated land utilization systems
- Dryland climate change and water cycle
- Dryland sustainability
- Earth observation and big earth data for sustainability
- Ecological security, risk, and sustainability in urbanization
- Ecosystem service flow and payment for ecosystem service
- Geography education and sustainable development
- Human-nature coupling system and sustainability
- Land degradation as a local and global challenge
- Landscape dynamics and extreme events in the Himalaya: experiences and case studies
- Land use/land Cover change and sustainable development
- Nature-based Solutions for disaster risk reduction
- Nature-based Solutions for synergy of social-ecological-economic development
- Rural geography in achieving sustainable development
- Smart cities and sustainability in comparative perspective
- Sustainable development goals: assessments, interactions, and advancing pathways
- Sustainable transformation of agricultural land system
- Sustainable water resources management in agriculture under drought scenario
- Third pole environment and sustainability
- Transitional geospace and human-nature coupling for sustainability
- Understanding hazards and risks for sustainable development
- Urban green spaces and sustainability
- Urban sustainability: coupling social-ecological systems to overcome climate and biodiversity crises
Find more on the event website.