Achieving SDG 13: Climate Change & the Republic of Kiribati


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2017•10•20    14:00 - 17:00

    UNU-IAS and GEOC will organize an international symposium “Achieving SDG 13: Climate Change & the Republic of Kiribati”. This event is also supported by the Tohoku Environmental Partnership Office (EPO).

    Small Island States are exposed to an increasing threat of coastal erosion due to sea level rise caused by climate change. The Republic of Kiribati, a nation in the central Pacific Ocean comprising 33 atolls and reef islands, itself is faced with extensive coastal erosion.

    This symposium will explore such challenges with invited representatives from the Kiribati government and an NGO. It will also include a presentation on the UNU-IAS Low-Carbon Technology Transfer Project and will discuss partnerships to accelerate the commitment to SDG 13 and the Paris Agreement. Also, a poster exhibition on the SDGs will be on display.

    Japanese and English interpretation will be provided.

    Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available. Please register by clicking on the REGISTER button above.

    * For Press and Media
    Any media or press representatives wishing to attend the symposium should contact Media credentials will need to be verified at the registration counter, and an arm badge will be required for taking photos during the symposium.

    Programme (Tentative)

    MC: Tsunao Watanabe, Senior Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS

    Opening Remarks
    Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, UNU-IAS

    • Kentaro Ono, Honorary Consul, Republic of Kiribati
    • Meere Riwata, President, Kiribati Climate Action Network (KiriCAN)
    • Kireua Bureimoa, Energy Planner, Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy, Republic of Kiribati
    Lisanne Groen, JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow, UNU-IAS

    Panel Discussions
    Moderator: Tomoko Hoshino, Vice Representative, Environmental Partnership Council (EPC)

    • Kentaro Ono
    • Meere Riwata
    • Kireua Bureimoa
    • Toaki Arinoko, Executive Member, KiriCAN
    • Lisanne Groen

    Mr. Eguchi, Ms. Fujiwara

  • Kiribati Event Flyer (EN)

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