6-8 September 2024

BEIJING, CHINA

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Welcome Message
GUO Huadong

Chair

The UN 2030 Agenda is currently midway through its implementation phase, however, recent global scale reviews have highlighted the need to improve pace of efforts to ensure the Sustainability Goals are achieved. With the UN’s Summit of the Future to be held this year in 2024, there is a strong consensus and desire to reinforce UN as well as other governance structure and renew commitments to advance SDGs by 2030. At this crucial juncture, world faces escalating challenges, from persistent poverty and hunger to the alarming repercussions of climate change, creating enormous challenges that need to be addressed to implement Sustainable Development. In 2023, the United Nations pointed out that out of nearly 140 assessable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), half of them had moderate or severe deviations from expectations, with over 30% of the targets showing no progress or even regressing compared to the 2015 benchmark. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the world to unite and take transformative actions and to develop multilateral solutions to address the complex, interconnected, and dynamic challenges.

Big data as backbone of the rapidly advancing and transforming digital landscape emerges as a valuable resource, offering macroscopic, dynamic, and objective monitoring capabilities of complex and interconnect processes. In recent years, big data has showcased its potential to drive progress across the SDGs, facilitating multidimensional analysis, identifying key barriers to sustainable development, fostering innovative solutions and clarifying the direction for future development.

We are excited to convene the 4th International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS 2024) in Beijing, China, from September 6 to 8, 2024, to foster collaboration and consensus in leveraging big data for sustainable development. The forum will organize dialogue and exchange activities under the theme of "Future 7 Years: Big Data Driving Transformative Actions to Achieve SDGs". Throughout the forum, we will explore sustainable development goals including zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, life below water, life on land, and collaborative partnerships focused on advancing towards SDGs. The agenda includes in-depth discussions on the latest big data and AI technologies, comprehensive solutions, application demonstrations, and regional sustainable development experiences.

On behalf of the FBAS 2024, and during this critical moment in time when all parties in the world need to regain confidence and explore opportunities, I extend our heartfelt invitation to experts, professionals, practioners and scholars from around the globe—representing science, engineering, education, management, enterprises, and social organizations to converge in Beijing and share with us latest achievements and practical insights in the realm of big data for sustainable development, fostering collaboration and charting the course for the "second half" of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Forum schedule
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  • 09:00-10:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00-12:00
    Plenary Session
  • 13:30-15:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 15:00-17:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 09:00-10:00
    Plenary Session
  • 10:00-10:30
    Break
  • 10:30-12:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 12:00-13:30
    Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 15:00-15:30
    Break
  • 15:30-17:30
    Parallel Sessions
  • 09:00-10:00
    Plenary Session
  • 10:00-12:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 13:30-15:00
    Parallel Sessions
  • 15:00-17:00
    Closing Ceremony
Speakers
Irina Bokova
ISC Patron and Co-chair of the International Science Council’s Global Commission on Science Missions for Sustainability
Irina Bokova, born in Sofia (Bulgaria), has been two terms Director-General of UNESCO from 2009 to 2017. As Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova was actively engaged in the adoption of UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, particularly on “inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning for all”, promoting the critical role of culture and science for development, as well as the protection of the world’s cultural heritage.
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GUO Huadong
International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
GUO Huadong is the Director General of the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS), an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, and a Fellow of TWAS.
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Csaba Kőrösi
77th President of the UN General Assembly Co-chair of the UN Open Working Group on SDGs
Csaba Kőrösi, born in Szeged (Hungary), is the 77th President of the UN General Assembly. As a career diplomat, he have spent entire professional life in public service, combining national duties with assignments received from various international communities.
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José Ramón López-Portillo Romano
Former Member of the Group of 10 experts on the Technology Facilitation Mechanism of the United Nations
Dr José Ramón López-Portillo Romano is an academic, entrepreneur, diplomat, consultant and public servant. An economist by origin, he has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford, where he co-founded and coordinated the Center for Mexican Studies. He was Undersecretary of State and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN organisations in Rome, Italy, and Independent Chairman of the FAO Council.
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Abbas RAJABIFARD
Chair of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network
Prof. Abbas Rajabifard is the Chair of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network, the Professor and the Director of the Smart and Sustainable Development and Discipline Leader of the Geomatics Department of Infrastructure Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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Jeffrey Sachs
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. He is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change.
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Dwikorita Karnawati
Director of The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics
Prof. Karnawati is the Director of the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics. Previously, she was the first female President of Universitas Gadjah Mada and Professor in Environmental Geology and Disaster Mitigation. She is an internationally recognized expert on disaster risk reduction and early warning, with a PhD in Earth Sciences and post-doctoral research on hydro-meteorological disaster prediction. She has served as Vice-President of the International Consortium on Landslides since 2015 and chairs the Inter-governmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System. Prof. Karnawati has actively promoted integration of social concerns in technical systems for disaster risk reduction, leading to the adoption of an international standard for community-based landslide early warning (ISO 22327). She also led efforts for the establishment of the Multi-Hazard Early Warning System in Indonesia. In her current role, she drives innovation on early warning technology and impact-based forecasting systems, powered by big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
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Matthew Hansen
Principal Investigator of Global Land Analysis and Discovery Laboratory of University of Maryland
Prof. Matthew Hansen is a remote sensing scientist with a research specialization in large area land cover and land use change mapping. His research is focused on developing improved algorithms, data inputs and thematic outputs which enable the mapping of land cover change at regional, continental and global scales. Such maps enable better informed approaches to natural resource management, including deforestation and biodiversity monitoring and can also be used by other scientists as inputs to carbon, climate and hydrological modeling studies. Prof. Hansen's work as an Associate Team Member of NASA's MODIS Land Science Team included the algorithmic development and product delivery of the MODIS Vegetation Continuous Field land cover layers. His current research includes taking the global processing model for MODIS and applying it to the Landsat archive. Exhausting mining of the Landsat archive has been used to map forest disturbance in the Congo Basin, Indonesia, European Russia, Mexico, Quebec and the United States. The methods developed in these efforts will be used to test global-scale disturbance mapping with Landsat data. Other current research efforts focus on improving global cropland monitoring capabilities, for example global soybean cultivated area estimation using MODIS, Landsat and RapidEye data sets.
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