On 20 July 2015, UNU-IAS will host the Workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Scenarios in the Asia-Pacific Region at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
The role of scenarios and models is to explore plausible future paths of human society and the consequences of these paths for biodiversity and ecosystem services. A wide variety of approaches and methods have been developed to create scenarios of plausible pathways or envision desired endpoints. These scenarios can be used to develop a broad range of models and policy options to project the impacts of changes in key drivers (such as land use change, changes in fishing pressure, and climate change) on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and explore scientific as well as policy needs/gaps under different scenarios.
In this workshop, we will share research findings on developing future scenarios in the Asia‐Pacific region, paying specific attention to integration between indigenous and local knowledge and scientific knowledge through multi-stakeholder participation.
This event will be organized by UNU-IAS, supported by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for the Future Earth initiative, and held in collaboration with the ongoing international project “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenario Network (ScenNet)” funded by the Belmont Forum.
Download the flyer for this event here.
13:30–13:40 Welcome Remarks
13:40–16:10 Keynote Presentations
16:10–16:30 Coffee Break
16:30–18:00 Presentations and discussions on scenarios in the Asia-Pacific region
Registration is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. To register, please contact Dr. Chiho Kamiyama.
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This workshop will be held as part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios Network (ScenNet) project of UNU-IAS.
Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall
United Nations University Headquarters
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-8925, JAPAN
Address: 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-8925, JAPAN