At the invitation of Dr Edvard Kobal, director of the Slovenian Science Foundation, the Beijing Association for Science and Technology and the Beijing Meteorological Society sent National Climate Center’s science popularization expert Zhou Bing to attend the 25th Science Festival of Slovenia, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Science popularization expert Zhou Bing (R, 2nd) from Beijing poses for a group photo with his international peers.
Zhou delivered a report on China’s adaptation to climate change and research on science literacy.
With the title of “Civic Scientific Literacy and Adaption of Climate Change”, Zhou’s report introduced China’s major development in science popularization and science literacy since 2005, the characteristics and types of China’s current extreme weather and climate events, and the strategies for adapting to climate change caused by global warming.
Attendees and organizers of the event showed keen interest in the forms and forefront achievements of science communication in China, the degrees and forms of climate warming and extreme weather and climate events in China, and the measures taken and the challenges faced by China in adapting to climate change.
Since 1995, the annual Science Festival of Slovenia has been proved to be beneficial for inspiring and guiding secondary school students. This year, it covered themes including chemical engineering, high tech materials technology, astronomy and exploration of outer space, technology and culture, biological sciences, climate change, and science communication.
Zhou said that the visit offered a chance to deepen understanding of climate change adaptation, extreme weather and climate services, and levels of science communication, and therefore, provided beneficial references for future research.