28 November 2016 - 29 November 2016
Seoul, Republic of Korea

UNOSD Expert Group Meeting on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region

IASA Ecosystems Services and Management researchers Florian Kraxner and Anatoly Shvidenko will participate in the two-day EGM meeting by UNOSD

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The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) in collaboration with Ojeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) of Korea University, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Korea are hosting a two-day Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region (MLR).

The EGM is designed to promote water-food-ecosystem resilience in the mid-latitude region by providing a platform for experts to share their knowledge and experience and to enhance cooperation in the mid-latitude region, which potentially establishes a long-term partnership within the research-policy interface for water-food-ecosystem resilience (concept note). Participating experts will share their experiences of how to tackle challenging areas in their national and sub-regional context.

ESM researchers Anatoly Shvidenko and Florian Kraxner together with Korea University (KU) have elaborated and facilitated the Mid-Latitude Ecotone Initiative and will be presenting their work at this two-day event. Florian Kraxner will give a presentation on "Understanding Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience" at session 1 "Setting the Scene". This session is designed to provide the overview of the water-food-ecosystem resilience and its importance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will provide a brief overview of mid-latitude region focusing on common challenges. Anatoly Shvidenko will give a presentation on "Forests of Mid-Latitude ecotone: vulnerability and transition to risk resilient forest management" at session 3 "Country Presentations". This session is designed to have presentations and discussions on the current status and challenges of applying integrated approaches to achieve water-food-ecosystem resilience in the country level. Participants from developing and developed countries will share specific examples of their success/failure. For more information please see the agenda.

ESM is working on a first peer-reviewed publication together with KU and have developed a Mid-Latitude Ecotone Branch within GeoWiki under the supervision of ESM researcher Dmitry Schepaschenko. Under this collaboration, Kim Moonil and Jooyeon Moon have been exchanged research staff with ESM and got extensive training on the Global Forest Model - G4M.

The EGM event is organized by Korea University, UNOSD, BK21Plus Eco-leader Education Center for Wise Adaptation to Climate Change (BK21Plus ELEC) and Environmental GIS/RS Center and supported by Korea University, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Global Carbon Project (GCP) Korea Office 

Objectives and Outputs of the EGM meeting

2016 MOTIVE International Workshop “Development of sectoral models and a platform for climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment” 24 -25 November

In preparation for the EGM meeting the research group,“Model Of inTegrated Impact and Vulnerability Evaluation of climate change” (MOTIVE) is holding a two day (24-25 Nov) international workshop on “Development of sectoral models and a platform for climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment”, hosted by Korea Environment Institute (KEI), Soeul National University (SNU), Korea University (KU) and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE).

Additional preparatory meeting - MOTIVE

Text adapted from the official UNOSD website

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Florian Kraxner

CLR Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

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Anatoly Shvidenko

Guest Emeritus Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

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EGM Agenda

ESM_Mid-Latitude Ecotone Branch_GeoWiki


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