CASEarth Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement with UNEP China
On November 3rd, CASEarth signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the United Nations Environment
Prgram (UNEP) in Beijing. Zhang Yaping, the vice president of the Cihnese Academy of Sciences, attended the
signing ceremony. Director of CASEarth, Academician Guo Huadong and Dr. Liu Jian, director of the Science
Department of UNEP, signed the agreement on behalf of both parties.
The cooperation between CASEarth and UNEP aims to comprehensively strengthen the relationship in the field
of big earth data on both sides. Driven by the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in support
of the Global Environmental Strategy of UNEP, both parties will construct a core system of Technology
Facilitation Mechanism to serve the SDGs to further achieve the common goals of protecting ecological
environment, rationally utilizing natural resources, and promoting sustainable development.
The vice president of CAS pointed out that the CAS has always attached great importance to the cooperation
with UNEP, and signing the agreement has laid a solid foundation for further cooperation. The two sides have
already reached consensus in the field of global environment monitoring, the report of Global Environment
Outlook, and earth science data sharing. In the future, through in-depth cooperation, we will make better use of
the multidisciplinary advantages of the CAS and use big earth data to promote the rational use of global
resources, contributing to international development cooperation and the implementation of the sustainable
On behalf of the UNEP, Mr. Liu Jian said in his speech that he was very pleased to have signed the agreement
with CASEarth after one-year preparation. The signing of this memorandum has great significance for protecting
global environmental resources and promoting sustainable development. He hoped that CASEarth will become
an important technical support to promote the achievement of UN’s sustainable goals, and make unremitting
efforts for global environmental protection, as well as the maintenance and improvement of the human
Mr. Guo Huadong, the head of CASEarth, suggested that the cooperation with the UNEP is a milestone. From
the very beginning, CASEarth has maintained close relationship with the UNEP and has good foundation for
cooperation in preparing the Global Environment Outlook and the project of constructing the Big Earth Data
Ecosystem. The purpose of CASEarth is to apply interdisciplinary scientific discoveries in order to build a platform
for big data sharing and cloud services in the field of natural resources, environment, biology and ecology,
studying a series of major scientific issues in a systematic and integrated way, promoting the technological
breakthroughs in the field of big earth data and major discoveries in the field of earth science.
The cooperation with the UNEP represents that CASEarth is moving forward from China to the world.
In the future, CASEarth will strive to strengthen the integration and sharing of big earth data, contributing to the
construction of the “Belt and Road” and “Digital China,” making efforts to realize the Community of Shared
Future for Mankind and UN’s sustainable development agenda.
Representatives from the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation and CASEarth attended the signing ceremony.
Guo Huadong, Head of CASEarth, and Dr. Liu Jian, director of the Science Department of UNEP signed the agreemen