2018•02•08 TokyoOn 3 and 4 February, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency jointly organized an environmental workshop and presentation contest for Japanese high school students. The event aimed to support and advance youth activities that contribute to creating a sustainable society.
On the first day, participating students learned about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the research activities conducted at UNU-IAS. Through a workshop, the students then brainstormed how to develop further their current environmental activities. On the second day, twelve selected high schools and two university students presented their environmental activities. The UNU-IAS Director Award was presented to Tanabe High School (Wakayama Prefecture) Biology Club for their research activities to protect biodiversity while eliminating invasive alien frog spices in Torinosu Peninsula in Yoshino-Kumano National Park.
In parallel with the seminar, UNU-IAS and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) organized an exhibition for the participants to promote the SDGs and actions to contribute to the achievement of the goals.