Professor Lu Yonglong Appointed by the UN to Join the Ten-Member Group on Technology Facilitation Mechanism for SDGs

Posted: 2021-05-17   Visits: 35

Recently, Professor Lu Yonglong, academician of the Academy of Sciences for Developing Countries, the Academy of Europe, and Chair Professor at Xiamen University, was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as a member of the Ten-Member Group on Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) for SDGs. In the letter to Professor Lu Yonglong, UN Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin expressed, “After a global selection, the UN Secretary-General has finally selected 10 distinguished representatives to form the Ten-Member Group on TFM for SDGs. Congratulations on becoming one of them.”

The Group was formed with full consideration to its members’ nationalities, consisted of prominent figures, leaders of international organizations, world-renowned scientists and entrepreneurs.

Professor Lu Yonglong has long been engaged in environmental geography, environmental ecology and sustainable development research. He participated in the scientific assessment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals organized by the International Council for Science and Technology (ICSU) in 2014. In 2016, he was invited by the UN to give the keynote speech at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, the first HLPF since the adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. From 2019 to 2020, he was selected to serve as a member of the International Assessment Panel of Experts for the “Future Earth” Science Program on global environmental sustainability. Since 2015, he has been a member of the national panel of experts for the construction of the National Innovation Demonstration Zone for Sustainable Development Agenda to promote the implementation of China’s Sustainable Development Goals.

(The College of the Environment and Ecology)