Workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Scenarios in the Asia-Pacific Region


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•07•20    13:30 - 18:00

    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

    • UNU-IAS
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

    13:40–16:10 Keynote Presentations

    • Lin Zhen (Institute of Geographic Science and Natural 
Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • SoEun Ahn (Korea Environment Institute, KEI)
    • Kenneth J. Bagstad (US Geological Survey)

    16:10–16:30 Coffee Break

    16:30–18:00 Presentations and discussions on scenarios in the Asia-Pacific region

    1. Key Drivers and Future Scenarios in Asia-Pacific
    2. Basic Frame and Settings of Future Scenarios
    3. Assessment models for ecosystem service and human well-being
    4. Indigenous and local knowledge and governance of natural 


    Registration is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. To register, please contact Dr. Chiho Kamiyama.
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5467-1414
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3406-7347

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    This workshop will be held as part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios Network (ScenNet) project of UNU-IAS.

  • Workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services-Scenarios in the Asia Pacific Region

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    Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall
    United Nations University Headquarters
    5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-8925, JAPAN

  • Chiho Kamiyama

    Address: 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-8925, JAPAN
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5467-1414
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3406-7347