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“The International Symposium on Co-design for urbanization in China and Asia-Pacific Region” successfully held in Xiamen

On Oct. 21 to 23, the International Symposium on Co-design for urbanization in China and Asia-Pacific Region was held in Asia Gulf Hotel, Xiamen City, China. The symposium was hosted by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), sponsored by Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) and Institute of Urban Environment (IUE). Top experts attended the meeting including Deputy Director General of CAST, former Director General of IAP, academician of CAS Mr. Qin Dahe, Deputy Secretary-General of CAS, Director General of Bureau of International Cooperation, and academician of CAS Mr. Tan Tieniu, former Deputy President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), academician of CAE, and the Director of International Climate Change Expert Committee Mr. Du Xiangwan, academician of CAS Mr. Wu Guoxiong and Mr. Fu Bojie, the Director General of Institute of Urban Environment(IUE), CAS Mr. Zhu Yongguan, and experts from America, Britain, France, Australia, Sweden and other countries.

In the morning of Oct. 21, Mr. Qin dahe, Mr. Tan Tieniu, Mr. Zheng Yunfeng whom is the member of the Municipal Standing Committee of Xiamen also Executive Vice Mayor gave opening speeches. Mayor Mr. Zheng Yunfeng hope that through the success of this conference, more accomplished experts on urban environment and health research in the world can pay close attention to China, to Xiamen, and stay in Xiamen, convert the latest research results in Xiamen to generalize to the whole nationwide. During the two-half days meeting, fruitful discussions have been made in the fields of environment pollution and health, urbanization and harmonious development, climate variation in monsoon areas and the activity of human being, global climate change and response from the key areas, energy supply and future development, biodiversity and the service for ecosystem, industrial transformation and green production, disaster alarming under changing environment, systematic observation of earth and knowledge service, and the sustainable development of ocean and coastal zone. The future goal for research development has been ensured.

In the afternoon of Oct.23, experts are invited by the Institute of Urban Environment to make field trip in Haicang District, where they visited the Southeast Shipping Center, the Information Center, and Yuanqian Community under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Haicang, Mr. Liaofan. Experts on Urbanization Haicang District expressed full recognition, and made valuable suggestions.

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