Several Chinese websites reported about the Silk Road Forum organized in Lanzhou within IYBSSD
We translated in English and adapted an article from stdaily.com
On the 23rd August 2023, the 3rd meeting of the ANSO Silk Road Forum and the 2nd ATES Scientific Conference opened at Lanzhou University. The theme of this conference is “Silk Road Civilization Evolution and Climate and Environmental Change”, and it is also one of the activities of the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). More than 200 experts and scholars from China, Germany, Russia and other countries participated in the meeting to exchange interdisciplinary research results.
Bai Chunli, chairman of ANSO and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pointed out that the Silk Road has been a road of openness, integration and peace since ancient times. In view of a series of problems facing the world today, the scientific community should stick to the spirit of the Silk Road and strengthen it with an innovative spirit of openness and integration. International scientific and technological cooperation, promotion of people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and joint response to major challenges facing global sustainable development.
Improve scientific cooperation
The Chief Scientist of the World Meteorological Organization, Jurk Ruttbach, said that climate change and extreme disaster events are increasingly affecting our lives and the security of the global community. The World Meteorological Organization and other United Nations agencies expect to improve scientific and technological cooperation with countries, prediction and early warning capabilities for extreme events, and global resilience to climate change.
Chen Fahu, director of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, chairman of ATES, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that the Silk Road civilization that has flourished for thousands of years is the crystallization of the fusion of Eastern and Western civilizations, and it is also a model for human beings to adapt to climate and environmental changes and strive to create regional peace and development. The establishment and development of the ATES international cooperation platform will further enhance interdisciplinary, interregional, and interlingual scientific research cooperation and exchanges, and continue to promote sustainable high-quality development along the Silk Road.