Day 1 :
Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Korea
Time : 09:00-09-45
Ahn Ji Whan has received her BS, MS and PhD degree in Mining and Minerals Engineering during the years 1986-1997 from Inha University and she hasrnanother Master’s degree in Resources Environmental Economics from Yonsei University. Presently she is working as a Principal Researcher in Korea Instituternof Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Director for Resources, Environment and Materials R&D Center, KIGAM, President for Korea Institute of Limestone &rnAdvanced Materials (KILAM), Chairperson, Japan/Korea International Symposium on Resources Recycling and Materials Science, Vice President of KoreanrnSociety for Geosystem Engineering and Vice President of Korea Institute of Resources and Recycling. She is an Advisory Member for Ministry of Environment consulting committee of waste treatment technology (ME-CCWTT) and she is Representative for ISO 102 (Iron Ore) from South Korea. In KIGAM, she has 20 yearsrnresearch experience and she started the multidisciplinary research areas and developed new novel technologies. She has published more than 154 papers, 716rnproceedings papers/conference presentations and 71 patents. She has received many awards, National Science Merit (Presidential Citation Award), The ExcellentrnResearch award from Ministry of Knowledge Economy and The First Women Ceramist award etc., for her research excellence.
Over the several years, population growth, water pollution, air pollution, climate change and global warming are thernmost discussing and emerging environmental issues. Greenhouse gas emissions are caused to global warming and itrnwas a serious problem that should be one of the primary challenges for governments. The above mentioned issues are allrninterrelated to each one. Prevention of CO2 emissions from all sectors is the primary solution of the global warming issue andrnsimultaneously we can control the climate change. In the 21st century, water scarcity, water quality and pollution are expected tornbecome more acute as population growth. Currently 600 million people face water scarcity and nearly 3.2 billion people may bernliving in either water scarce or water stressed conditions by 2025. In developing countries, many areas are serious contaminatedrnof natural resources and serious effects on human health. The transmission of pathogens through tap water and drinkingrnwater remains a significant problem. Worldwide, nearly 10 to 20 million deaths occur a year due to the water borne bacterialrnpathogens diseases. The other biggest issue is air pollution. Particulate matter is released from various industrial processes viarnstack emissions to air. Particulate matter can cause long term effects on people’s health and reduce life expectancy; particularlyrnthose are suffering with pre-existing heart and lung disease. PM 2.5 is an emerging priority pollutant in global. The solutions ofrnthese major problems are CO2 emissions prevention and CO2 utilization. Accelerated carbonation is a multipurpose techniquernfor water purification, heavy metals stabilization which is presented in water and improving the CO2 capturing capacity. CO2rncapture, utilization (CCU) is a promising technology where in CO2 is captured and stored in solid form for further utilizationrninstead of being released into the atmosphere. The new advanced process called accelerated carbonation has been widelyrnresearched and developed.
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Time : 09:45-10:30
David Crookall, PhD, has taught at several universities in several countries (France, Singapore, Thailand, USA, etc.). For many years, he was Editor-in-chief of Simulation & Gaming (Sage), and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has published several books and many articles in top journals. He is often invited to run workshops and seminars.
Our early life experience has a strong influence on our actions in later life. Humans today are starting to re-learn, collectively,rnhow to treat Earth with the respect that it deserves and that is needed for our offspring to inherit a decent home. However,rnwe still have far to go to instill in people at large the ethics, knowledge and skills necessary to ensure a healthy journey forrnhumanity on spaceship. The experience of early upbringing, schooling and everyday life is probably the only sustainable pathrnfor people to develop a strong desire for ethical behaviour towards their environment. The problem is that the developmentrnof geoethical behaviours is woefully inadequate. My presentation will suggest some practical ways to help communities build geoethical frameworks and strategies to generate tools that guide young people toward more ethical behaviours regardingrntheir environment and their communities. Examples might include: 1. Developing geoethical dimensions of internships, in allrnareas; 2. Designing and testing simulation/games+debriefing, providing a rich affective-cognitive context for grappling withrngeoethical problems; 3. Pressuring governments to make geoethics a central components of all educational programs (in, e.g.,rnhistory, language, business, law, medicine, etc.); 4. Subsidizing environmental-care summer schools for families and teachersrnat all levels; 5. Introducing an academic journal in the area, with my experience of 26 years at the helm of another prestigiousrnjournal. We have an ethical obligation to science and our offspring (future generations), to help the planetary passengers learnrnabout safety on spaceship earth.