Implementing Solutions for the SDGs: The Role of Sustainability Research

Event
Location
  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•09•20    17:00 - 20:45
    Location:
    Tokyo

    Springer Nature and UNU-IAS will co-organize the seminar Implementing Solutions for the SDGs: The Role of Sustainability Research with the support of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S).

    With insights from two of Springer Nature’s premier scientific journals (Nature Sustainability and Sustainability Science), the event seeks to highlight how sustainability research is contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will gather opinion leaders, and seek to identify best practices and lessons learned regarding the SDGs. The discussion will enable participants to develop a better understanding of the sustainability research landscape from both a global and local perspective. Speakers will bring their unique perspectives to bear on approaches and prospects, and reveal what they see as priorities, obstacles, and possible solutions.

    The event is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The seminar will be followed by a networking opportunity.

    Registration

    To register, please click here. (Registration Deadline:Wednesday, 12 September 2018)

    Programme

    17:00–17:08  Opening speech by Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of UNU-IAS
    17:08–18:50  Keynote Speeches and Panel Discussion: Part 1
    Moderator: Dr. Aiora Zabala, Associate Editor of Nature Sustainability

      Keynote Speakers/Panellists

    • Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Director and Project Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo
      President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    • Prof. Yukari Takamura, Nagoya University
    • Dr. Eric Zusman, Research Leader, IGES

    18:50–19:00  Break
    19:00–20:00  Panel Discussion: Part 2
    Moderator: Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

      Panellists

    • Dr. Osamu Saito, Academic Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    • Prof. Aki Yonehara, Toyo University
    • Mr. Masuhiro Izumiya, Mayor of Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture

    20:00–20:05  Wrap-Up
    20:05–20:45  Networking

    For more details, please see the Springer Nature event announcement (JP only).

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