Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 69 ›› Issue (8): 1043-1051.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201408001

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The framework document of "Future Earth" and the development of Chinese geographical science: The foresight of Academician HUANG Bingwei's statement

Dadao LU()   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2014-06-07 Revised:2014-07-03 Online:2014-08-20 Published:2014-08-20


In this paper, the important contents and purpose of the "Future Earth" are introduced briefly, and the background of this file is analyzed. It is extraordinary of the framework document to place emphasis on the integration between natural science and social science. The paper states that Mr. Tsien Hsueshen and Mr. Huang Bingwei have similar viewpoints 20 years ago, which is striking and prospective. According to the serious situation of China's environmental change and development of Chinese geographical science in recent years, the opportunities, direction and tasks of science are emphasized and discussed to achieve the transitional development of geographical research.

Key words: Future Earth, sustainable development, geographical science, discipline transitional development