To date most SRM research has taken place in Europe and America but this is beginning to change quite quickly. This session will showcase social and physical science research across Asia, featuring speakers from India, China, Japan and the Philippines.
Shinichiro Asayama is a JSPS research fellow at Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan. Thorough interpretative social science analysis, his research focuses on studying the role of discourses, framings, narratives, imaginaries and worldviews in shaping public debates around the science-politics interface of climate change, such as the IPCC, CCS and geoengineering.
Dr. Ying Chen, female, was born in April 1969. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies (IUE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Deputy Director of CASS Research Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD) and Professor at CASS Graduate School, Lead author of IPCC AR5 WGIII . Her research interests include international climate governance, energy and climate policy, etc.
Wu Lie is a senior engineer and engineering-economist with over 20 years experience in fields of international development and sustainable growth. He has been engaged in a suite of change change mitigation and adaptation projects and programs regionwide. He holds B.Sc. in water science and technogy and MSc. in environmental engineering, and he is now Ph.D candidate in resource & environmental economy, and affiliated as researcher assoicate of Center for Global Environment Policy , Beijing Normal University. He is also registered as consultant of Asian Development Bank and engineer of China Engineering Consulting Association.
Yuan Xin holds a PhD in sustainable development economic. He is interested in governance & policies & economics issues of SRM geoengineering as well as other subjects in the fields of climate change and sustainable development. Yuan Xin is also a research fellow of the China geoengineering research programme. He assessed the risks on weather related disasters in China under the scenario of SRM geoengineering in my doctoral thesis. Xin has published some articles in regard of SRM governance in the last few years which is still rare in China.
Dr. Rodel D. Lasco has more than 35 years of experience in natural resources and environmental research, conservation, education and development at the national and international level. His work has focused on issues related to natural resources conservation, climate change and land degradation. Since 1999, he has served as lead author of the IPCC, the 2007 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in the Philippines.
He is the Philippines Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) since April 2004, a center devoted to promoting “tree on farms”. Concurrently, he is the Scientific Director of the OML Center, a private foundation whose mission is to promote research on climate adaptation and disasters risk reduction. He is an affiliate professor at the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.
He is a multi-awarded scientist with over 80 technical publications in national and international journals dealing with the various aspects of natural resources conservation and environmental management. He pioneered research in the Philippines on climate change adaptation in the natural resources sector, the role of tropical forests in climate change/global warming, and the policy implications of the Kyoto Protocol. He also spearheaded the Philippines sub-global component of the global Millennium Ecosystems Assessment which is designed to assess the role of ecosystems and their biodiversity in providing services for human well-being.