Upcoming Event:Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology State Key Laboratory: Geoscience Frontiers Lecture Series (No. 6)
Topic： Climate Change Risk Management: A Balanced Development among Policy, Technology, and Society (Lecture Series)
Date & Time: Mar 16, 2011 (18:30～20:30);
Mar 17, 2011 (10:00～12:00; 15:00～17:00)
Location： Chemistry Building, Academic Hall (2nd Floor)
Featured Lecturer: Dr. Andreas Rechkemmer, Former Executive Director of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP); Professor at the University of Cologne
Dr. Andreas Rechkemmer received his M.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Munich and a PhD in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin. He was the Executive Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Senior Advisor for Science to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at Bonn, Germany, and Senior Advisor for Science and Policy Affairs at the Global Risk Forum, Davos, Switzerland. He is currently a professor at the University of Cologne and a visiting professor at the BNU. He is an experienced scholar of international relations and political science, with a distinct background in UN diplomacy and science-to-practice management. His research interests include international environmental governance, risk management, human security, global change studies, education for sustainable development, and knowledge and social learning. He has authored or co-authored numerous academic books and articles, including UNEO-Towards an International Environment Organization（2005）and Neue Globale Umweltpolitik (2006).
The lecture series is divided into three segments and each segment will be delivered in lecture format, Q & A, and presentations. We hope to develop an in-depth discussion on climate change risk management with the participants from the perspectives of management challenges (the matrix of fragility-adaptability-restructure), initiatives of behavior change and social learning, the technological dimension of society, and green transformation.
Please register for this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Mar 13 to receive your reading materials for the lectures.