4th ANCST Workshop: Climate Change and Urban Environment

ANCST Workshop on “Climate Change and Urban Environment

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

15-17 July 2015


Organizing Committee Members:

  • Professor Jianping Wu, Tsinghua University
  • Professor Johnny Chan, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Jimmy Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Emeritus Professor Lord Julian Hunt, University of Cambridge & UCL
  • Professor Alfredo M.F.A. Lagmay, University of the Philippines
  • Professor Talib Latiff, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Professor Anand Patwardhan, Indian Institute Technology Bombay


The Workshop will serve as a platform for researchers, experts and environmental organizations from Asia and others countries to interact, share knowledge and expertise as well as build capacity in research and education on climate change and the urban environment. An important objective is to discuss future actions and establishment of a special interest group on climate change and the urban environment under the aegis of ANCST, which would then implement the actions and coordinate with other groups in Asia working on climate change. Topics to be discussed in the workshop including:-

  • Present /future Asian urban met and climate (data, modelling, types of Asian megacity, downwind / mesoscale effects)
  • Pollution and environment – data requirements, modelling, trends in emissions including forest burning, transport technology, etc.;
  • Urban environment as it affects individuals and whole population (heat, water vapour, air pollutions, high/low winds, urban flooding);
  • Urban-coastal-mountain environmental interactions;
  • Halocarbon and other emerging pollutants;
  • Effect of pollution to regional weather and climate;
  • Long-range transports of atmospheric pollutants on downstream climate;
  • PM2.5 and the cleaning technologies;
  • Clean Energy and Low Carbon Transport;
  • Interaction between air pollutants and climate change
  • How to mitigate adverse effects- transport planning and technology, urban planning, flood control, dealing with complex effects/ solutions (e.g. desertification, forest fires, power sources, etc.)
  • New sources of data -satellites, met and tv towers, social media etc.
  • Future Cities

Papers in the above areas are invited for the workshop. Selected technical papers will be recommended to the Journal of Environmental Sciences (JES) for publication. Research students may apply for travel cost if funds are needed, this is based on  first-come, first-served basis.

Important Dates:

  • 10 June 2015 Submission of extended abstract (maximum 4 pages)
  • 30 June 2015 Announcement of acceptance for conference
  • 15 July 2015 Submission of full manuscript
  • 30 Sept 2015 Announcement of the recommended publications


Publication Plans:

Publications will be reviewed and recommended to the “Journal of Environmental Sciences (JES)”. Please send all the papers in WORD format to the following address:

  1. Professor Jianping Wu
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Email: [email protected]
  2. Mr. Kezhen Hu
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Email: [email protected]



Registration Fees:

  • ANCST Member RegularUS $100/RMB$700| On-SiteUS $130/RMB$800
  • Non-Member Regular US $150/RMB$1000 | On-Site US $180/RMB$1100
  • Sponsors – Free
  • Student* – Free
    Note: Research students* may apply for travel cost if funds are needed,  this is based on first-come, first-served basis


Registration includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Conference bag
  • Coffee/tea breaks
  • Welcome Reception


Accommodation: (UPDATED on 3 June 2015)

Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. The following hotels located near the conference venue are recommended:-

  • Xijiao Hotel– Beijing [Website http://www.xijiao-hotel.com. cn]
  • Lantinghui Hotel – Beijing [Website http://english. lantinghuihotel.com/]
  • Wenjin Hotel – Beijing [Website http://www.wenjin.com.cn/]

See  Hotel List & Map – pdf

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Program/Schedule: ANCST Conference Schedule (simplified)

An overview of the conference programme is as follows:-

  • 15 July 2015 (15:00-20:00):- Registration and ANCST Business Meeting
  • 16 July 2015 (09:30-10:00):- Opening Ceremony
  • 16 – 17 July 2015:- Paper and Poster Presentations
  • 17 July 2015 (15:15-17:30):- Roundtable on ‘Future Prospects of Asian Urban Environment’

Further information is available in the enclosed file. Download: Updated Schedule – pdf  NEW! (updated 14 July 2017)


Visa Requirements:

Participants are responsible for securing their entry visas to China. Participants are requested to check with the Chinese Embassy in their respective countries regarding visa requirements and application procedures. Participants who need entry visas to China are encouraged to apply early in order to ensure their participation at the Conference.


Update: (10July 2015)

Updated Schedule – pdf  NEW! (updated 14 July 2017)

Hotel List & Map – pdf