Announcement | The First World Geography Conference

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The Conference on World Geography

There is only one earth for humankind, and people worldwide share weal and woe. At this critical moment in time, we are witnessing great advancements in science and technology; material wealth has been constantly increasing, and human civilization has reached new heights. Meanwhile, COVID-19 pandemic are ravaging the entire world; climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution have become the three major environmental crises of our times, all of which have posed unprecedented challenges to humanity's survival and development. As the major discipline specializing in the study of a human-nature relationships, geography takes the earth surface system as the research subject and integrates nature and society in the paradigm that links time and space in research. At global, regional, national, and local scales, geography can identify patterns and processes concerning spatial differentiation of geographical elements and human-nature coupling mechanism using modern technologies such as remote sensing, GIS and big data. Geographers are also obligated to support national planning and regional cooperation, promote effective integration of physical and human geography to better harmonize human-nature relationships for a healthy people and healthy planet. This helps provide scientific basis for policy and solutions for sustainable development.

Since China’s opening up in the late 1970s, Chinese geographers have conducted extensive research focusing on major global issues and have hence made important contributions to the sustainable development of China and contributes to advances of sustainability science.  Ever since, they have become an integral part of the global science community and building on their tracked record and expertise, they stand ready to work with their international counterparts in the global war against climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution and help remove roadblocks to meeting sustainable development goals set in the 2030 agenda. Against this backdrop, the Conference on World Geography is designed as global platform for geographers to exchange views, share progress in their respective studies, and have a dialogue with scientists of other disciplines and policy makers in seeking for solutions for the environmental crisis. It will be held in Shanghai every two years starting from 2022. The first Conference of World Geography  will be held at East China Normal University in Shanghai November 2022. We look forward to welcoming scholars and students in the field of geography and related disciplines, as well as policy makers, business leaders and the civil society to join us.

  

The Conference Topics

(Members of the organizing committee and relevant institutes are welcome to organize conference panels related to the theme.)

(1) Climate Change and Sustainable Development

(2) Ecological Crisis and Green Economy

(3) Geography and Low Carbon Energy Security

(4) Variation of the Asian Monsoon Region and Regional Integration

(5) Africa’s Environment and China-Africa Cooperation

(6) Sustainable Development in Latin America

(7) Rapid Change in Cryosphere

(8) The Pan-third Pole Region Change and Greening the Silk Road

(9) Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Transportation

(10) Research Innovative Tools and Methodologies for Advancement of  World Geography 

 

The Conference Organization

■ Sponsors:

The Geographical Society of China

China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy

East China Normal University

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

■ Organizer:

Center for World Geography and Geostrategic Studies, East China Normal University


The Conference Advisory Board

■ Chairs:

Zheng Bijian

Chairman of the   China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy

Qin Dahe

Member of the   Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the   Asian Geographical Association;Director ofCenter for World Geography and Geostrategic   Studies, East China Normal University; Professor

■ Vice Chairs:

Lu Dadao

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Former Chairman of the Geographical Society of China;   Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Fu Bojie

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Vice President of the International Geographical Union;   Director of Academic Committee of Research Center for Eco-Environmental   Sciences (CAS); Professor

Li Junru

Executive Vice Chairman of the China Institute for Innovation   & Development Strategy; Professor

Yu Lizhong

Former Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Former President of New York University   Shanghai (NYU Shanghai); Professor

Ge Jianxiong

Former Director of the   Historical Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of   Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University

■ Members:

Alexander Murphy

Former President of the   American Association of Geographers; Member of the Academia Europaea; Professor   of Department of Geography, University of Oregon, USA

Aurora C Elmore

Cooperative Institute   Manager, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Cindy Fan

Vice Provost of University   of California, Los Angeles; Professor

Deliang Chen

Member of   the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member   of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor of University of Gothenburg

Daniel Z. Sui

Executive Vice President of   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA; Professor

Dietrich Soyez

Former First Vice President   of International Geographical Union; Professor of University of   Cologne, Germany

Francois Gipouloux

Emeritus Professorof French   National Centre for Scientific Research

Fulong Wu

Fellow of the Academy of Social   Sciences (FAcSS); Professor of University   College London, UK

Lily Kong

President of Singapore   Management University; Professor

Michael Meadows

Member of the Academia   Europaea (The Academy of   Europe); President   of the International Geographical Union; Professor of   University of Cape Town, South Africa

Peter Dicken

Emeritus Professor of   Department of Geography, University of Manchester, UK

Vladimir Kolosov

Former President of the   International Geographical Union; Professor of Center for Geopolitics Research, Russian   Academy of Sciences

Wei Xu

Professor of Department of   Geography, Lesbridge University, Canada

Yaping Wang

Fellow of the Academy of   Social Sciences (FAcSS); Professor   of School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

Yehua Dennis Wei

Professor of Department   of Geography and Institute of Public and International Affairs,   University of Utah, USA

Chen Jun

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Engineering; Professor of National Geomatics Center of China (Ministry of Natural   Resources of the People’s Republic of China)

Chen Fahu

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Geographical Society of China; Director   of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (CAS); Professor

Cheng Shengkui

Chairman of the China   Society of Natural Resources; Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences   and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Cui Peng

Member of the   Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of the China   Association for Scientific Expedition; Professor of Institute of Geographic   Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Dai Yongjiu

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Professor of School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen   University

Ge Quansheng

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Director of Institute of Geographic Sciences   and Natural Resources Research (CAS); Professor

Kwan Mei Po

Fellow of the Academy of   Social Sciences (FAcSS); Director   of Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, Chinese University   of Hong Kong; Professor

Guo Huadong

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Honorary President of the International Society for   Digital Earth; Director of the Academic Committee of Aerospace Information   Research Institute (CAS); Professor

Huang Renwei

Director of Institute of Belt and Road Initiative and   Global Governance, Fudan University; Professor

Lai Yuanming

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Director of Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and   Resources (CAS); Professor

George C.S. Lin

Fellow of the Academy of Social   Sciences (FAcSS); Chair Professor of   Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong

Liu Jian

Director of Science   Division, Chief Scientist of UN Environment Programme

Liu Suichen

Vice Chairman of the China   Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy

Qian Xuhong

Member of the   Chinese Academy of Engineering; President of East China Normal University; Professor

Qin Weijia

Director of Chinese Arctic   and Antarctic Administration (CAA); Professor

Shen Jianfa

Vice Director of the Population   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of The   Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shi Peijun

Former Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; President of Qinghai Normal University;   Professor of Beijing Normal University

Wang Yanfen

Vice Chairman of the China   Society of Natural Resources; Executive Vice President of University of   Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor

Xia Jun

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Vice Chairman of the Geographical Society of China;   Professor of Wuhan University; Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences   and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Yao Tandong

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Director of the Academic Committee Institute of Tibetan   Plateau Research (CAS); Professor

Yeh Anthony

Gar On

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Chair Professor of Centre of Urban Planning and   Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong

Yu Guirui

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and   Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Zhang Jing

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Professor of East China Normal University

Zhang Renhe

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences;Vice President   of Fudan University; Professor of Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences

Zhang Si

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Engineering; Director of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (CAS); Professor

Zhang Xiaolei

Vice Director of the   Institute of Geology and Geophysics (CAS); Professor

Zhou Chenghu

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and   Natural Resources Research(CAS)

Zhou Dadi

Executive Vice President of   the China Energy Research Society; Professor


The Conference Organizing Committee

■ Chairs:

Qin Dahe

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Asian Geographical Association;Director ofCenter for World Geography and Geostrategic   Studies, East China Normal University; Professor

■ Vice Chairs:

Chen Fahu

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Geographical Society of China; Director   of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (CAS) ; Professor

Qian Xuhong

Member of the Chinese   Academy of Engineering; President of East China Normal University; Professor

Wang Yanfen

Vice Chairman of the China   Society of Natural Resources; Executive Vice President of University of   Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor

■ Secretary-Generals:

Du Debin

Director of the World   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Vice Director of   Faculty of Earth Sciences, East China Normal University; Professor

Zhang Guoyou

Vice Chairman and Secretary   General of the Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute of   Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Wang Boyong

Vice President and Secretary   General of the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy

Xiao Cunde

Director of State Key   Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal   University; Professor of Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal   University

■ Members:

Chen Xi

Academician of   the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences; Director of Arid Zone Branch   of Geographical Society of China; Vice Director of Xinjiang Branch of Chinese   Academy of Sciences; Professor

Deng Wei

Academician of the   International Eurasian Academy of Sciences; Director of Mountain Branch of   Geographical Society of China; Professor of Faculty of Geography Resource   Sciences, Sichuan Normal University

Deng Xiangzheng

Director of the Development   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute   of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Ding Pingxing

Director of Faculty of Earth   Sciences, East China Normal University; Professor

Fan Jie

Director of Territorial   Planning Research Branch of Geographical Society of China; Vice Director of   Institutes of Science and Technology (CAS); Professor of Institute of   Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Fang Chuanglin

Academician of the   International Eurasian Academy of Sciences; Director of the Human Geography   Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute of   Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Ge Yuejing

Vice Director of the   Political Geography and Geo-relationship Committee of Geographical Society of   China; Professor of Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal   University

He Canfei

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Dean of College of Urban and Environmental   Sciences, Peking University; Professor

Huang Xianjin

Director of Huazhi Institute   for Global Governance; Professor of School of Geography and Ocean Science,   Nanjing University

Jin Fengjun

Director of the Economic   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute   of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Kang Shichang

Vice Director of Northwest   Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources (CAS); Director of State Key   Laboratory of Cryosphere Science; Professor

Li Xia

Fellow of the Academy of   Social Sciences (FAcSS); Professor of School of   Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University

Li Guoping

Director of the Urban and   Regional Management Committee of Geographical Society of China; Director of   Beijing Development Institute, Peking University; Professor

Li Tongsheng

Vice Director of the World   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of College of   Urban and Environmental Sciences, Northwest University

Lin Hui

Fellow of the Academy of   Social Sciences (FAcSS); Dean of School Geography   and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University; Professor

Liu Chuang

Secretary General of the Big   Data Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute of   Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Liu Hongwu

Vice President of   the Chinese Research Society of African Affairs; Director of   Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University; Professor

Liu Huiyuan

Vice Director of the World   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Shenzhen   University

Liu Min

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China, Dean of School of Geographic Sciences, East   China Normal University; Professor

Liu Weidong

Director of “the Belt and   Road”Research Branch of   Geographical Society of China; Vice Director of Institute of Geographic   Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS); Professor

Liu Yansui

Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of   Sciences); President of   the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Agricultural   Geography and Land Engineering (AGLE); Professor of Institute of   Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Long Hualou

Director of the Agricultural   Geography and Rural Development Committee of Geographical Society of China;   Professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Lu Huayu

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Dean of School of Geography and Ocean Science,   Nanjing University; Professor

Luo Huasong

Vice Director of the World   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Dean of Graduate School   of Yunnan Normal University; Professor

Lv Benfu

Professor of School of   Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director   of Laboratory of Cyber Economy & Knowledge Management

Song Changqing

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Executive Dean of Faculty of Geographical   Science, Beijing Normal University; Professor

Wei Wenshou

Professor of Xinjiang   Institute of Ecology and Geography (CAS)

Xiong Juhua

Director of Department of   Earth Sciences (Division 1) of National Natural Science   Foundation of China; Professor

Xue Desheng

Vice Chairman of the   Geographical Society of China; Dean of School of Geography and Planning, Sun   Yat-sen University; Professor

Yang Linsheng

Director of the Health   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Institute   of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)

Zeng Gang

Vice Director of the World   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Director of Institute   of Urban Development, East China Normal University; Professor

Zhang Jie

Director of the Tourism   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Director of Faculty of   Geography & Tourism and Culture, Ningbo University; Professor of School   of Geography and Ocean Science, Nanjing University

Zhang Pingyu

Vice Director of Territorial   Planning Research Branch of Geographical Society of China; Professor of   Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology (CAS)

Zhang Zhenke

Secretary General of the   Chinese Research Society of African Affairs; Director of the Marine Geography   Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Nanjing University

Zhen Feng

Director of the Urban   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Vice Dean of School of   Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University; Professor

Zhou Shangyi

Director of the Cultural   Geography Committee of Geographical Society of China; Professor of Faculty of   Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University


Contacts

Li ChenyanGeographical Society of China

13522322331010-64870663

lichenyan@igsnrr.ac.cn


Chen Dan  (East China Normal University)

17302145235021-62238013

dchen@re.ecnu.edu.cn


Conference Website

www.wgeoc.com