UNU-IAS will co-organize the International Symposium on Coral Reefs in Crisis, hosted by the Tara Expeditions Foundation with support from agnès b. Japan Inc. and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC). Backed by international enterprises and organizations such as agnès b., UNESCO, the EU, and IUCN, Tara Expeditions have travelled from the North Pole to the Antarctic Ocean over the past 12 years to study the impact of climate change on the seas. Since 2016, the organization has focused on coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean.
This symposium will be held during Tara’s first visit to Japan, and it aims to introduce their activities as well as the current conditions of coral reefs around the world. The event also invites experts to discuss ways to meet Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Life Below Water, which is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.”
Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English will be available.
Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available. Please register by clicking on the REGISTER button above.
Introduction: Katsuhiko Hibino, Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Opening Remarks: Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, UNU-IAS
13:45 Keynote Speeches: The Current Situation of Coral Reefs in the World and the Challenges for Tara Expeditions
14:50 Panel Discussion: How to Protect the Biodiversity of Our Oceans
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