Professor Shi Peijun is the executive vice-president of Beijing Normal University. He is the vice chairman of the Expert Committee of the National Disaster Reduction Commission of China. He is also a member of OECD’s High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large‐Scale Catastrophes. Prof. Shi is co-chairing Integrated Risk Governance (IRG) Project under International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). He got his Ph. D degree of palaeogeography at Beijing Normal University and had a postdoctoral experience at College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley, USA. Prof. Shi’s research focuses on natural disaster theories and risk governance. He has been the principal investigator of many national and ministerial research programs and has conducted numerous publications.
Carlo C. Jaeger is Professor for modeling social systems at Potsdam University in Germany, chair of the research domain "Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods" (TCM) at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and chair of the Global Climate Forum (GCF). He is the co-chair of IHDP-IRG Project and has served on the boards of various scientific organizations. He holds degrees in economics (PhD, Frankfurt University), sociology (diploma, University of Berne), and human ecology (habilitation ETH Zurich) and has worked extensively on interactions between technological progress and environmental problems, in particular the role of information technologies for urban development. He has also considerable research experience in the field of stakeholder dialogues. His current research interest is focused on the role of financial markets in managing climate change and is the coordinator of the EU project Global Systems Dynamics and Policies (www.gsdp.eu).
Dr. Qian Ye is Professor for climate change impacts at Beijing Normal University, deputy general secretary of the Chinese National Committee for IHDP and leading scientist of climate change at China Association for Science and Technology. He is the executive director of IHDP-IRG Project and member of the Scientific Committee. He got his bachelor degree of Meteorology and master degree of Dynamics at Beijing University, China, and Ph. D degree of Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University, USA. His current research interest is focused on the role of social and ecological dynamic system in dealing with climate change and its impacts.