Conference on sustainable land use policies, AsiaFlux 2020 to be held in September

Dr Lulie Meling

KUCHING, Jan 15:  AsiaFlux 2020 will be held from September 22 to 24 in Kuching.

The conference themed “The Nexus of Land Use Change, Ecosystems & Climate:  A Path towards Sustainable Development Goals” is jointly organised by Malaysian Peat Society (MPS), Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI) and AsiaFlux Science Steering Committee, in collaboration with National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Hokkaido University, Japan, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), and supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau.

According to organising chair person Dr Lulie Melling, delegates and guests from around the world will be participating in the three-day event.

“AsiaFlux 2020 is a prestigious event organised with a motivation to provide opportunities for the delegates to present their most recent research activities, to exchange new ideas and experiences, to establish research relations and to explore possibilities of collaborative research,” said Lulie.

She said it was the intention of the organising committee to make this conference as the platform to raise awareness to the government, industries and the people, especially potential young scientists from Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam on the importance of GHG  (greenhouse gas) cycling in guiding sustainable land use policies in the region.

“Together with several invited talks from internationally renowned scientists, training course, young scientist meeting and tropical peat excursion, AsiaFlux 2020 will offer a rich, stimulating and enthralling programme.”

She added that social events will also be an important part of AsiaFlux 2020.

“Besides having a chance to schmooze with colleagues and new acquaintances in an informal atmosphere, you will be able to enjoy an extensive variety of mouth-watering local delicacy and traditional cuisine.

“We are confident that AsiaFlux 2020 will provide a fruitful intellectual experience as well as memorable stay in Sarawak,” said Lulie.

Meanwhile, in 2020, Sarawak TROPI will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary of flux tower measurements.

“Thus, we are very excited and looking forward to welcoming you in Kuching next September! Find more information at the conference website: www.asiaflux2020.com. —DayakDaily

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