International Day for Biological Diversity: Thriving with Nature on Islands

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•05•22    14:00 - 17:00

    Since the proclamation of 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity by the United Nations, commemorative ceremonies have been held all over the world on this day to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. As part of their ongoing initiatives to support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), and the Global Environmental Outreach Center (GEOC) will host this year’s symposium, which will focus on island biodiversity.

    Japan consists of many islands, large and small. Through presentations and discussions, the symposium, Thriving with Nature on Islands: Leveraging Their Multifaceted and Interconnected Characteristics, will serve as an opportunity to raise public awareness of biodiversity and the important roles that people, culture, and nature play on islands. The symposium will include a keynote lecture, case studies, and a panel discussion, and will explore how to thrive with nature while leveraging the multifaceted and interconnected characteristics of islands.

    Please note that this symposium will be conducted in Japanese only; no English interpretation will be provided.

    For more information and registration, please visit the event page on our Japanese website.

  • Report of the International Day for Biological Diversity Symposium 2014

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