Horizon Scanning is an and efficient method of identifying problems and opportunities that (1) will have large impact within a few years and (2) are not well known to scientists or policymakers. The method was introduced to conservation biology by Professor William Sutherland at Cambridge University. A group of about 20 environmental scientists, led by Sutherland, has published nine Horizon Scans, one per year since 2010.
For the Horizon Scanning Meeting for the China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we will try to cover the full range of problems and opportunities that will be caused by and will be available to the BRI: biological (biodiversity, diseases, invasives), environmental (climate, water, air, pollution, natural hazards, resource use), social (migration, health, economics, cultural exchange), technological (new instrumentation), and political (international relations and conflicts). A simple way of thinking about Horizon Scanning is that is that we want to find "Future headaches and Future opportunities" for China's leadership, caused by the BRI.
Conference venue: No.58, Yuantong street, Wuhua district, Kunming city, Yunnan province, China. +86-871-65156661
October 12th: Check in at the reception of No.3 building.
October 13th: 9:00-18:10, Public meeting on the BRI at No. 3 west conference hall (2nd floor) of the main building.
1. 9:00-18:00, BRI-HS Working Group (invited academics only) at 3448 and 3449 meeting rooms (fourth floor) of No.3 building.
2. 08:45-18:30, Side meeting: Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation in Southwest China at No. 3 west conference hall (2nd floor) of the main building .
October 15th: 9:00-18:00, BRI-HS Working Group (invited academics only) at 3448 meeting rooms.
Telephone number: 0871-68125438
Everyone is welcome!