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Name: LIU Jian,  Professor
    Dr LIU Jian , is the director of International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He is also a visiting professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Education background
  • September 1998 — July 2003: PhD of Physical Geography, Joint programme of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences and University College London.
  • September 1993 — October 1994: Visiting Scholar (Urban environment) and Recipient of British Foreign and Commonwealth Senior Fellowship, University of Manchester, UK.
  • September 1983 —July 1986: Master of Soil Science (Energy transformation and nutrient cycling in farmland ecosystem), Beijing Agricultural University, China.
  • September 1979 — August 1983: Bachelor of Soil Science, Hebei Agricultural University, China.
Employment experiences
    Prior to the current appointment, he was Chief of UNEP Climate Change Adaptation Unit during 2008-2010, Deputy Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during 2005-2008. His earlier posts include Director of the Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, Research Professor and Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Resources and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Manager of Environment Program of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP) is an international programme co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The Partnership aims to promote research and management of ecosystem and biodiversity and their integration into emerging emphasis on green economy in developing countries. It will soon become a China-based International Centre focusing on science and policy interface on ecosystem management in all developing countries. It is the first UNEP initiative of this kind in the south and for the south.
Major areas of specialization
• Climate change assessments
    • Enhancement of science-policy interface and integration of climate change science into policy setting and negotiation processes
   
Ecosystem research and management, especially on monitoring, research and demonstration of ecosystem research networks
• Climate change adaptation, especially ecosystem based adaptation
• Agriculture and rural area development, urban planning and management
Representative Publications: 
1. R. Munang, J. Liu. Climate Information and Capacity Needs for Ecosystem Management under a changing climate, prepared for World Climate Conference. UNEP White Paper, 2009.
2. R. Munang, J. Liu, I. Thiaw, The Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. UNEP Policy Paper for 2nd Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2009
3. J. Liu, G. Rasul. Climate Change, the Himalayan Mountains and ICIMOD, in Sustainable Mountain Development, 2008.
4. J. Liu as core team member for “Climate Change, Synthesis Report of the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Ch. IPCC Report, 2007. (Eds. R.K. Pachauri, A. Reisinger)”
5. H. Sun, J. Liu. The way forward: Environment, development and science in China in "Global Change and Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2006
6. J. Liu, Science, the Environment and Agriculture, pp 118-121, Vol. 16,  No. 2, 2002, Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(English).
7. J. Liu & Q. Lu (eds), Integrated Resource Management and Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Red Soil Hilly Area of South China, Proceedings of Annual International Workshop, Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, China Environmental Science Press, 2000 (English)
8. J. Liu & Q. Lu (eds), Land Use and Sustainable Development in Loess Plateau, Northwest China, Proceedings of Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, China Environment Press, 1999 (English)
9. D. Qin & J. Liu, The Role of Science and Technology on Environmentally-sound Urbanisation, Journal of Environmental Science (EI) Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 298-302, 1999 (English)
10. J. Liu & Q. Lu (eds), Grassland Management and Sustainable Development in China, Proceedings of Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, China Environment Press, 1998 (English)
11. J. Liu & Q. Lu (eds), Challenges and Opportunities on Sustainable Agriculture in China, Proceedings of Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, China Environment Press, 1997. Direction: Ecosystem management, Ecosystem adaptation
Contact Information
Tel (Fax): 86-10-64889031
Email: 
jliu@cashq.ac.cn
Address:Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. No. 11A Datun Rd. Beijing 100101, China
 
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