On 2nd and 3rd November, 2017, the third working group (WG) meeting on improving scientific input to global policymaking: strategies for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) was held in the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). LI Yin, deputy director of Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS, attended the opening ceremony and delivered an opening speech. The co-chairs of the project working group, LI Jinghai, Member of CAS, and Eva Alisic, an Australian young scientist, jointly chaired the meeting.
Representatives from 12 countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia participated in the meeting and discussed how the National Academy of Sciences work in achieving the United Nations (UN) SDGs, what role the National Academy of Sciences should play in the 21st Century and so on. Meanwhile, researchers, experts and scholars in the field of sustainable development in China have also been invited to introduce China's initiatives to achieve SDGs. The representatives at home and abroad have discussed how to control pollution, cut excessive industrial capacity, and adjust industrial structures, etc. in China. During the meeting, they have visited the virtual process engineering platform of State Key Laboratory of multi-phase complex system in IPECAS.
The meeting was hosted by IPECAS on behalf of CAS, and its organization work has been fully affirmed by the representatives, moreover the scientific research work of related laboratories has also been highly appraised and approved. Through this meeting, CAS has effectively enhanced the international discourse right and the ability to participate in the affairs of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), as well as expanded the international influence of IPECAS.
IAP, the global network of science academies in the world, aims at providing high quality in-depth scientific basis for the government’s policy makers worldwide by exchanges and cooperation among the global National Academy of Sciences. In 2016, IAP formally launched the " Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals " project for a period of three years. The project will systematically hackle the effects of National Academy of Sciences in achieving the UN SDGs through dialogue and cooperation to promote global science and technology consultancy work effectively connection with technology and policy, and finally enhance the role of science played on the road to realize the UN SDGs.
Fig 1. The representatives are warmly discussing the project (Image by YUAN Pei)
Fig 2. The representatives visit the virtual process engineering platform of State Key Laboratory of multi-phase complex system in IPECAS (Image by HE Xianfeng)
Fig 3. Group photo of the representatives (Image by HE Xianfeng)
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