The first International Workshop on Natural Resources and Risk Management in the context of Climate Change
University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE) organized the first International Workshop on Natural Resources and Risk Management in the context of Climate Change (NARERISKMA 1) under the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED). The workshop was attended by 151 experts, scientists and guests from Ibaraki University, Japan; Yonsei University, South Korea; Phuket Rajabhat University, Thailand; Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia; University of the Philippines.
Assoc. Prof.Dr. PHAM Quy Nhan - Vice President of HUNRE-during his speech at the workshop
At the opening of the workshop, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Quy Nhan, HUNRE stated that the purpose of the workshop was to exchange and share scientific results, research experiences, and academic expertise with domestic and foreign scientists in the field of natural resources, human resources, natural hazards, and climate change. Additionally, the workshop aimed to publish high-quality and recent research in this field.
Furthermore, the workshop presented an opportunity for scientists, engineers, managers, and policymakers to discuss and provide innovative ideas for managing natural resources and disaster risks in the context of climate change in the direction of sustainable socio-economic development.
Finally, the workshop aimed to highlight the importance of incorporating climate change issues into education, suggesting it should be integrated into curriculum at all levels, from kindergarten, high school to higher education.
Prof.ITO Tetsuji was speaking at the worshop
Prof. Ito Tetsuji, president of the Institue for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), Ibaraki University, Japan, stated during the workshop that responding to climate change requires efforts from both the natural sciences and the human sciences. Our common concern is to focus on the effects of climate change and how we deal with them, he pleaded. Therefore, we need to propose measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change effectively. The problems caused by climate change do not only affect the natural environment but also harm our social environment and even our culture and customs. Solving these problems requires not only approaches from natural sciences, but also those of human sciences. We are not only citizens of each nation but also citizens of this planet. “Let’s work together to take responsible actions for our shared future,” he said.
Prof. Tae Yoon Yark was speaking at the workshop
Speaking at the workshop, Prof. Tae Yoon Yark of Yonsei University, South Korea stated that “the project of capacity building for the Department of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, HUNRE is to strengthen cooperation through training and education to address climate change issues”. The project is funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). We have established training programs and courses in climate change to improve the capacity of lecturers and support the construction and provision of learning equipment, facilities, and organize short courses in Vietnam and Korea for faculty members. He hopes to continue to cooperate with HUNRE and others in this regard. “If so, we together can address climate change issues in Asia and around the world”, he stated.
The delegates were taking photo at the workshop
The two-day workshop took on the 9th and 10th of January, 2020. On the first day, the 42 participants went on a field trip to the Tien Lang mangrove, Hai Phong. The workshop on the second day was divided into three sessions, with a total of 12 presentations from domestic and foreign experts. The workshop committee received 28 posters, which centered around the theme of natural resources, human resources, and risk management in the context of climate change. Multiple awards were handed out to the best scientists for their contributions.
Some photos of experts and scientists at the workshop:
Prof. Alfio Bernardo awards two consolation prizes for the representatives of the group of authors
Prof. ITO Tetsuji awards two third prizes for the representatives of the group of authors
Assoc. Prof. Pham Quy Nhan awards the second prize for the representative of the group of authors
Assoc. Prof. Pham Quy Nhan awards the first prize for the representatives of the group of authors