SETAC A/P Focus Meeting on Environment Pollution and Health in Coastal Zones along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

SETAC A/P Focus Meeting on Environment Pollution and Health in Coastal Zones along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Guangzhou, China, April 23-26, 2019

First Circular

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The SETAC Asia/Pacific Focus Meeting on Environment Pollution and Health in Coastal Zones along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will be held on April 23-26, 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

Both the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and China’s Belt & Road Initiative call for a sound global environment and wellbeing. The SETAC A/P Focus Meeting will concentrate on environment pollution and health in coastal zones along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) , where developing countries/regions receive industrial production capacity tranfer and huge solid waste flux from developed countries/regions, while the MSR itself has been a key maritime transport route for global commodity and solid waste. There are evidences that highly populated cities and coastal waters in the coastal zones suffer from environmental pollution which could pose threats to human health and wildlife.

The SETAC A/P Focus Meeting will bring together scientists from both developed and developing countries/regions and cover key scientific topics associated with environment pollution and health in coastal zones. The purpose of the Focus Meeting is to identify key problems in environmental pollution and health in coastal zones along the MSR, assess the critical needs of capacity building and international cooperation, and co-design relevant international scientific programmes.    

Guangzhou is a metropolitan city in Southern China and a key economic and innovation engine of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The city, which was one of the stations of the ancient MSR, is now China’s gateway to all the MSR destinations.

The Focus Meeting is co-organized by the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIGCAS), the State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, and SETAC Asia Pacific Division.     

Tentative Agenda

April 23: arrival and registration

April 24-25: meeting sessions and discussions

April 26: departure

Registration Fee

RMB 1,500 each for domestic attendants, US$ 200 for international attandants, meals inclusive.

Organizers

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Asia/Pacific

Intention of Attending

The event is limited to 100 participants by invitation only. Apart from specially invited guests, those who are interested in attending please send Email to the following contact.  

Contact

Ms Yazhou LU (卢亚舟)

C/O: Prof Gan ZHANG (张干)

State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guangzhou 510640, China

Email: luyazhou@gig.ac.cn; zhanggan@gig.ac.cn

Tel: +86 20 8529 0178 (office); +86 180 2235 1007 (mobile)

Venue, Hotel and Transportation

The SETAC A/P Focus Meeting will take place in Nansha Grand Hotel (广州南沙大酒店) in Nansha District of Guangzhou. The hotel stands adjacent to Nansha Harbor, while putting guests within an hour’s distance from Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai of the Greater Bay Area. The hotel is 100 km from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

Address: 1 Second South Road, New Coastal City,Guangzhou

Local transportation: Limousine cars/coaches will be arranged for participants at airport and ship dock.