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Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific
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  1. Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific Nordin Hasan FASc Director ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 5th ICSU Regional Consultation in Asia and the Pacific 26 & 27 November 2013 1
  2. Introduction • ICSU ROAP engagement with Future Earth? • Main viewpoints? • What can we gain from it? 2
  3. ICSU ROAP engagement with Future Earth • Participant in the visioning process • Providing regional input to Transition Team • Organisers and participants in national, regional (including sub-regional) and international workshops on Future Earth
  4. ROAP engaged with visioning of Future Earth 2006 2009 Review of GEC programmes 2011 Visioning process 2013 Initial design of Future Earth Future Earth approved by the 30th ICSU GA Interim operating phase The Transition Team delivers its report 4
  5. Regional Workshop for Future Earth in Asia and the Pacific November 2012 51 participants; 21 countries
  6. Future Earth Meetings and Workshops in the region
  7. FUTURE EARTH MEETINGS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC SINCE KUALA LUMPUR REGIONAL WORKSHOP 1. International Symposium on Future Asia , RIHN, Kyoto December 2012 2. APL - SATREPS Symposium Living in the changing planet: Future Earth Designed by Simulation, JAMSTEC, Tokyo, Japan Brain-storming session on Future Asia; Academia Sinica, Chinese Taipei. February 2013 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay Campus, Suva, Fiji July 2013 3. 4. April 2013 5. MAIRS Future Earth in Asia Strategic Plan Drafting Workshop The Hong Kong Polytechnic University August 2013 6. ISIS-ICSU Roundtable on Future Earth: Pathways to sustainability. Kuala Lumpur August 2013 7. Coordinating Workshop on Future Earth: Developing a Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Agenda for Sri Lanka towards Future Earth. Colombo September 2013 8. Future Earth in China September 2013
  8. 14 – 15 November Bidders Conference; Paris 19 – 21 November Future Earth Science Committee Meeting; Johannesburg 22 – 23 November Future Earth Alliance Meeting 25 – 26 November World Science Forum 9 – 12 January 2014 Future Earth in India, Hyderabad (in conjunction with Golden Jubilee celebrations, IGU) 18 – 19 June 2014 Science Council of Asia-Academy of Sciences Malaysia International Conference on Future Earth
  9. Asia-Pacific context 9
  10. Fundamental questions • How and why the region is changing • What are likely future changes • What are the implications to human development and the diversity of life on earth (biodiversity and ecosystem services) • What opportunities are there to reduce risks and vulnerabilities, enhance resilience, and create transformations to prosperous and equitable futures 10
  11. Summary of sustainability challenges in AsiaPacific • Common issues identified at workshops – Climate variability and extremes, and related hazards and disasters from typhoons, floods and landslides etc – Pressures of urbanization – megacities, health, pollution; – Values and lifestyles - social pressures, rapid growth (economic, population, production, consumption, global connectivity) – Biodiversity loss and unvalued/undervalued ecosystem services – Food, water, energy, land security nexus – Resilience, vulnerability, productivity of coastal, marine and terrestrial biomes
  12. Super typhoon Haiyan SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN UN estimates: 19 million people affected 1.9million losing homes
  13. Summary of sustainability challenges in AsiaPacific • Common issues identified at workshops – Climate variability and extremes, and related hazards and disasters from typhoons, floods and landslides etc – Pressures of urbanization – megacities, health, pollution; – Values and lifestyles - social pressures, rapid growth (economic, population, production, consumption, global connectivity) – Biodiversity loss and unvalued/undervalued ecosystem services – Food, water, energy, land security nexus – Resilience, vulnerability, productivity of coastal, marine and terrestrial biomes
  14. Sea-level rise Fossil-fuel use Extreme weather events Global warming Typhoons Floods Forest clearing Damage to industrial infrastructure Biodiversity loss Landslides Loss of lives and property
  15. Sea-level rise Extreme weather events Fossil-fuel use Damage to coastal infrastructure Global warming Typhoons Floods Forest clearing Damage to industrial infrastructure Biodiversity loss Landslides Loss of lives and property Diagram 2
  16. Sea-level rise Extreme weather events Global warming Fossil-fuel use Damage to coastal infrastructure Typhoons Floods Forest clearing Damage to industrial infrastructure Biodiversity loss Landslides Loss of lives and property Policy response Diagram 3 – Feedback added
  17. South Pacific sub-region – key issues raised • Global change impacts, associated risks, adaptation and community resilience • Urbanization and associated challenges potentially driven by environmental refugees • Integrating indigenous and traditional knowledge and modern science • Ecosystem management and biodiversity • Renewable energy systems • The need for a “Future Ocean”, reflecting strong emphasis on the ocean • USP role in organizing Future Earth
  18. The University of the South Pacific Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu
  19. Associated challenges
  20. Change-action on 3 fronts • 1st front – Supplying and equipping research community with intellectual and material support • 2nd front – Building capacity for research integration and codesign • 3rd front – Managing change and changing management (systems and institutions) 23
  21. Transitioning to Future Earth
  22. Major challenge of the Future Earth “ambition” • Working with society – i.e. bringing various practitioners, policy and decision-makers, actors from civil society, and the private sector in co-design, co-production and co-delivery of knowledge, policy and practice – Multiple sources of relevant expertise – Plurality of perspectives to be harnessed – At different times actors are both producers and consumers of knowledge 25
  23. Development of crosscutting capabilities • • • • • • Observation and data Analysis and theory Integrated assessment modeling Communications Education and capacity building Networking and collaborative frameworks 26
  24. Need to facilitate research convergence and collaboration Promote research to develop an understanding of what sustainability means at the national and sub-national levels Promote research on sustainability indicators to guide sustainability at the national and sub-national levels Create alliances of integrated research projects and groups to build long-term strength Foster and nurture networks of scientists across disciplinary fields and with different stakeholders.
  25. Need to develop capacity Publish examples of best practices of inter- and transdisciplinary research on sustainability Develop guidelines on how to do co-design and coproduction of research Increase human capacity development opportunities through training workshops, research fellowships and Professorial Chairs Develop mentoring of young scientists in least developed countries by more experienced researchers in the region 28
  26. Need to enhance science-policy-stakeholder interface Research effective points of entry into the policy arena are Develop approaches and programmes to bring into dialogue groups of people who do not normally talk to each other Translate and share models on how to influence policy Create or identify science-policy-stakeholder platforms that effectively inform and engage Engage local communities and local knowledge systems in generating and nurturing knowledge societies 29
  27. Concluding Remarks • There is no magic wand in achieving the goals of Future Earth in Asia-Pacific • Sustainability must be continuously assessed and retooled to meet the changing exigencies of human development and planetary change. – Transition management, adaptive management – A continuous process of learning and understanding the issues is needed to ensure the best match between reality on the ground and the solutions we offer.
  28. Future Earth: Research for global sustainability in Asia Thank you for your attention 31

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