Workshop on Mountain Development in the Yangtze River Basin - International Mountain Day 2013

Date:10 Dec 2013 to 14 Dec 2013
Venue:Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Contact Persons:Ms HU Ying, Dr SHI Shaohua, Dr GAO Junfeng
Type:Workshops
Programmes:KMC

International Mountain Day (IMD) is an opportunity to create and raise greater awareness about the importance of mountains to life, highlight the opportunities and challenges in mountain development, and build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

In 2013 we observe the 11th International Mountain Day. The theme for this year’s IMD is ‘"Mountains - Key to a Sustainable Future’". The focus will be on celebrating how mountains are crucial in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth in the context of poverty eradication, and on drawing attention to their generally sustainable and low-emission production models. 

The Chinese Committee on International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (CNICIMOD) and the Geographical Society of China (GSC) always attached great importance to mountain development research in the Yangtze River Basin.

In order to celebrate IMD 2013, create a platform for the exchange of mountain development research in the Yangtze River Basin, and to summarize the work of CNICIMOD, the CNICIMOD secretariat and Yangtze River Research Branch of GSC will jointly organize a workshop in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, from 10 to 14 December, 2013.

Organizing committee:

Host: 

Secretariat, CNICIMOD

Yangtze River Research Branch,GSC

Organizer:

Secretariat, CNICIMOD

Secretariat, Yangtze River Research Branch,GSC

Digital Mountain Committee of International Society for Digital Earth 

Co-organizer:

Mountain Branch, GSC

Mountain Resources Research Branch, China Society of Natural Resources

Conference schedule: 

Academic discussion:

Topic: 

Mountain development and ecological environmental protection in the Yangtze River Basin

Subjects: 

  • Mountain development and capacity building in the Yangtze River Basin
  • Mountain ecological environmental protection in the Yangtze River Basin
  • Mountain disaster and security in the Yangtze River Basin
  • Natural, social, and economic harmonious development of mountains and plains in the Yangtze River Basin

Participants:

  • Natural, social, and economic harmonious development of mountains and plains in the Yangtze River Basin;
  • Experts, scholars, and students who focus on research in the Yangtze River Basin

Registration fees:

Participants: CNY: 600
Student representative: CNY: 400
All participants to pay the transportation, accommodation, and field trip fee themselves.

Important Dates:

Paper abstract submission: 30 October, 2013
Conference report submission: 30 October, 2013
Final paper submission:20 November, 2013

Contact:

Secretariat, CNICIMOD: 
Ms HU Ying
Email: huying@imde.ac.cn
Tel: 028-85237507

Yangtze River Research Branch, GSC: 
Dr SHI Shaohua
Email: shshi@niglas.ac.cn
Tel: 025-86882045

Dr GAO Junfeng
Email: gaojunf@niglas.ac.cn
Tel: 025-86882124