China News Service, Beijing, January 24th (Reporter Sun Zifa) Under the framework of the "One Belt One Road" Alliance of International Scientific Organizations (ANSO), an important member-Transcontinental Exchange and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance (ATES) held its first annual meeting and proposed that the alliance will Committed to building a substantive international cooperation platform for research on trans-Eurasian exchanges and Silk Road civilization, and providing scientific and technological support services for the construction of the "Belt and Road".
The 2020 annual meeting of the Intercontinental Exchange and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance was held in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing main venue) and Lanzhou University (branch venue) from the 23rd to the 24th.
Chairman of ATES, Academician Chen Fahu, Director of the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Cao Jinghua, Executive Director of the ANSO Secretariat, Researcher Zhang Baichun, Director of the Institute of Natural Science History of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jürg Ruthbach, Chief Scientist of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Professor Luterbacher) and more than 100 Chinese and foreign scholars from ATES members participated in the conference to exchange their latest research progress and discuss the development plan of the alliance.
Chen Fahu said that the ancient Silk Road was one of the important channels for cross-Eurasia exchanges and human migration, and its history can be traced back to 5000-4000 years ago.
The Intercontinental Exchange and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance was launched in 2018, focusing on Paleolithic culture and human proliferation, Neolithic civilization and agricultural dissemination, Silk Road towns and route succession, Silk Road civilization and science and technology exchanges, environmental changes and Five working groups have been established on major scientific issues such as the evolution of the Silk Road civilization to jointly carry out research on climate and environmental changes along the Silk Road, Paleolithic and Neolithic culture, historical geography, environmental archaeology, and technical archaeology. The goal is to establish a trans-European research An exchange platform with substantive international cooperation for exchanges between the Asian continent and the Silk Road civilization, providing scientific and technological support services for the construction of the "Belt and Road".
Cao Jinghua pointed out that intercontinental exchanges and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance will contribute to revealing the “Belt and Road” climate and environmental evolution, as well as the transformation of the Silk Road channel and urban spatial pattern, the dissemination and exchange of science, technology, and ideas. Leading research results.
He hoped that through scientific and educational cooperation in the Silk Road area, the alliance will promote the realization of people-to-people communication in the Silk Road area, contribute to the construction of the "Silk Road Community of Destiny", and help realize the strategic goals of the "Belt and Road" international scientific organization alliance.
Zhang Baichun believes that experts and scholars from various countries who are members of the Intercontinental Exchange and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance play their respective advantages to discuss interdisciplinary issues related to the Silk Road’s climate, environment, and civilization evolution, and to solve complex academic issues across regions, cultures, and countries. , Will realize sharing and win-win through complementation and mutual construction, and make unique contributions to the implementation of the "Belt and Road" initiative.
Ruthbach delivered a speech via a video connection, hoping to strengthen the close cooperation between the World Meteorological Organization and transcontinental exchanges and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance, and hoped that the cooperative research within the framework of the alliance would be able to assess climate and environmental changes along the ancient Silk Road and trans-Europe. Have a deeper understanding of the Asian continent exchanges and the development of the Silk Road civilization, in order to further understand the impact of the Silk Road scientific exchanges on social development, and promote the improvement of human collective identity.
The head of the secretariat of the Intercontinental Exchange and the Silk Road Civilization Alliance and the researcher Hou Juzhi of the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced that the alliance currently has 118 scientists from more than 10 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Scientists from different disciplines, such as environmental archaeology, paleoclimatology, paleoenvironment, history, remote sensing, cartography, etc., will join. In the future, it is planned to hold an annual conference every two years.