International Symposium: Celebrating 10 Years of Sustainability Science Journal

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    2017•03•24    13:00 - 18:00

    Sustainability Science will host an international symposium to enhance global partnerships in the evolving academic field of sustainability science and to commemorate the journal’s 10th anniversary. The event is being co-organized by UNU-IAS, the University of Tokyo, and the Sustainability Science Consortium (SSC), in collaboration with prominent researchers from around the globe.

    The symposium is organized under the theme of “A Look Back at Research Progress and a Look Ahead to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The purpose is twofold:
    1) To take stock of the last 10 years of sustainability science research and to update current knowledge and research priorities, and
    2) To explore future research directions for sustainability science with a critical analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspective of how the science community can best contribute to their implementation through scenario analysis; stakeholder partnerships; and, ultimately, policy impact.

    The symposium will be split into two sessions, beginning with speakers’ commentary on the evolution and current landscape of sustainability science while looking back at 10 years of relevant research. This will be followed by another session discussing future research directions for sustainability science and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the coming decade. The details of each session and the speakers are listed below.

    Between the sessions, we will be conducting a poster session for students and young scientists. To participate, please refer to the call for abstracts as well as poster guideline documents under the Related Files tab. The deadline for submitting an abstract for consideration is 17 February 2017.

    The event will be held only in English. Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available. Please register by clicking on the REGISTER button above.


      13:00-13:20 Opening Remarks

    • Taikan Oki, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS; Director/Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo
    • Koichi Morimoto, Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT)
    • Alexandrine Cheronet, Executive Editor, Springer Nature
      13:20-15:00 Session 1: Evolution and Landscape of Sustainability Science: Looking Back at 10 Years of Sustainability Science Research
      Chair – Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

    • Nobuo Mimura, President, Ibaraki University
    • Yuya Kajikawa, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Global Academic Relations APAC, Elsevier
    • Richard Bawden, Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
    • Braden Allenby, Professor, Arizona State University, USA (remote)
      15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
      15:20-17:00 Session 2: Future Research Directions for SS and SDGs over the Next Decade
      Chair – Osamu Saito, Academic Director, UNU-IAS

    • Norichika Kanie, Professor, Keio University
    • Alexandros Gasparatos, Associate Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo
    • Masahiro Sugiyama, Assistant Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
    • Ricardo T. Bagarinao, Professor, University of the Philippines Open University
    • Iris Bohnet, Associate Professor, James Cook University, Australia
      17:00-17:30 Closing Session

    • Kensuke Fukushi, Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Director/Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo
      17:30-18:00 Poster Session
      18:00 Reception

  • Call for Poster Abstracts

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    Poster Guidelines

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