[2016] Expert Group Meeting on Achieving the SDGs with Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 7:00am

Day 1 (November 28, 2016)

Session 1:

“An overview of Mid-latitude Region - The importance of latitudinal approach” Prof. Woo-Kyun Lee (Korea University)

“Lessons learnt from the MDGs: figuring out trade-offs and synergies among different goals” Dr. Gerson Isaac Nyadzi (Tanzania)

“Understanding Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience” Dr. Florian Kraxner (Deputy Director, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)

“Effective Integration between Mitigation and Adaptation for Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience” Dr. Hyun Jung Park (Seoul Metropolitan Government)


Session 2:

“ERA-PLANET: a European Research Area network for observing our changing planet” Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos (University of Athens)

“Food Resilience Through Increase of Soil Fertility” D.Sc. Nukeshev S., D.Sc. Kurishbayev A., PhD Yeskhozhin K. (Kazakh State Agrotechnical University)

“Ecosystem – Ecological characteristics and carbon sequestration potential of forests and forestry under climate change strategies in Turkey” Dr. Ender Makineci (Istanbul University)

“New approaches to monitoring marine recreational water quality using microbial communities in Turkey” Dr. Nüket SIVRI (Istanbul University)

“Water-Food-Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change and Resilience” Prof. Menas C. Kafatos (Chapman University)


Session 3:

“Forests of Mid-Latitude ecotone: vulnerability and transition to risk resilient forest management” Dr. Anatoly Shvidenko (IIASA)

“Viability of Moroccan agriculture in the context of climate change and the challenge of food security” Prof. Abdellatif Khattabi (Ecole Nationale Forestière d’Ingénieurs, Salé, Morocco)

“Biodiversity conservation: Best Insurance Scheme for securing Water, Energy and Food in Hindukush Himalayan Region (HKH)” Dr. Sonam Wang (Bhutan Institute for Himalayan Studies)

“Climatic and anthropogenic aspects of the water balance transformation of the Siberian Forests” Dr. Alexander Onuchin (Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center)

“Implications of deep decarbonization for other SDGs” Dr. Sabine Fuss (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate)

“GEO-cradle: Fostering regional cooperation and roadmap for GEO and Copernicus implementation in N. Africa, Middle East, and the Balkans” Prof. Haris Kontoes (National Observatory of Athens)


Day 2 (November 29, 2016)
Session 4:

“Mediterranean forest ecosystems resilience” Dr. Abdelhamid Khaldi (President, International Association for Mediterranean Forests)

“Adaptation Strategies for Indochinese Peninsula under Climate Change through Multi-scale Crop Modeling” Dr. Jong Ahn Chun (APEC Climate Center, Korea)

“The managed land use of suburban areas of the Astana agglomeration” Dr. Zhuldix Moldumarova (Land Use Planning Faculty, Kazakh State Agro Technical University)

“Impacts of climate change and water induced disasters in high altitude on hydropower development in Nepal” Prof. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha (Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center)

“Close-to-nature forest management as Nature based solution for water resilience in urbanized areas” Dr. Robert Hostnik (Slovenia Forest Service)