From July 7 to July 10, 2015, the “Our Common Future against the Background of Climate Change” International Science Conference was held in Paris, France. The international "Future Earth" organization was one of the organizers. During the meeting, The Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRG Project), a "Future Earth" core project supported by BNU, was launched.
Over forty people attended the conference, including Professor Bai Xuemei, Committee Member of the International “Future Earth” Science Committee, Rebecca Oliver, Deputy Director of the Secretariat in Sweden, Professor Ortwin Renn, Chairman of the International Scientific Committee of the Risk Prevention Council, Professor Chen Deliang, a researcher for the Chinese Committee of "Future Earth," Resarcher LV Yonglong, Professor Shi Peijun, Carlo Jaeger, Chairman of the joint IRG project and BNU Distinguished Professor in the “One Thousand Talents Plan,” Professor Ye Qian, Executive Director of the project, and other committee members and guests. The conference was presided over by Professor Ye Qian.
Professor Ortwin Renn, on behalf of the International Risk Prevention Council, made a speech. Professor Carlo Jaeger delivered a keynote address on new global risks. Professor Shi Peijun, Chairman of the joint project, summarized a number of international advanced research achievements in the field of disaster risk and introduced the comprehensive IRG work plan Project within the framework of "Future Earth" for the next decade.
During the meeting, Paul Shrivastava exchanged ideas on the work plans of the IRG Project for the next two years with Professor Shi Peijun, Professors Carlo Jaeger and Ye Qian spoke highly of the proposal for organizing a 2016 International "Future Earth" Core Project Cooperation Conference and spoke of Paul’s expectations for further communication during Paul’s visit to China this year.
The formal launch of the IRG Project marks a solid first step in global disaster risk research in service of the UNISDR Sendai Declaration and is a realization of an effort toward reaching the UN target for sustainable development dominated by Chinese scientists.
(State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface processes and Resource Ecology)