• Introduction
  • Organization


The Earth System (including Geosphere, Hydrosphere and Biosphere) is an integrated system with self-regulatory capacity.  Human activities have driven interactions within the system causing complex impacts to the environment, the ecosystem and the climate; affecting the wellbeing of mankind and threatening the sustainable development of the human society.


Great efforts and large amount of resources have been put worldwide into the efforts to find solutions to those problems.  Academia Sinica has initiated an interdisciplinary Sustainability Science Program in September 2012 with the establishment of the Center for Sustainability Science.  Researchers from the three divisions of the Academy, the Physical Sciences, Life and Medical Sciences, and Humanity and Social Sciences are encouraged to engage in boundary crossing research projects organized and coordinated by the Center, aimed at solving relevant problems and serving as a think tank for the Government on issues related to sustainable development.  Participations of scientists from other institutions are welcome.


The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk-International Centre of Excellence (IRDR-ICoE) established at Academia Sinica in 2011 with the support of International Council for Science (ICSU) is a part of the Center for Sustainability Sciences.  The IRDR-ICoE serves as an international platform for conducting integrated research, establishing a partnership network of interdisciplinary researchers and strengthening international collaborations.




CSS Advisory Board Committee
Dr. Yuan-Tseh LEE (Chairman)
Dr. Gordon McBean
Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto
Dr. James A. Mirrlees
Dr. Johan Rockstrom
Dr. Kuo-Nan LIOU
Dr. Leland H. Hartwell
Dr. Mark Stafford Smith
Dr. Michael Crow
Dr. Mohd Nordin Hasan
Dr. Olive Shisana
Dr. Shaw Chen LIU

Director: Pao-Kuan WANG
Executive Secretary: Jen-Leih WU
Deputy Executive Secretary: Louise L.Y. WEI
Director of International Programs: Shih-Chun LUNG
Program managers: Yu-Fang HSU
  Li-Wen LEE
  Yun-Han CHIN
  Chia-Yin LI







Symposium on Pathways to Deep Decarbonization



Prof. Yuan-Tseh Lee,

Prof. Chao-Han Liu


Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (10:00~17:30)



First Conference Room (3F), Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB),

Academia Sinica


On-line Registration: ~ September 11, 2015


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