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International Symposium on Global Sustainability Challenges: Kyoto Initiative in “Future Earth”

The symposium will highlight the resources around the Future Earth initiative achieved through research activities in Kyoto University. Participants including a Future Earth Science Committee member, representatives from the global and regional Secretariat will discuss future directions and approaches for the Future Earth research in Asia.

Date and time: 21 December, 2016  10:00 – 17:00

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University


  • Fumiko Kasuga – Senior Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies/Future Earth Secretariat, Global Hub Director – Japan
  • Sander van der Leeuw (Keynote) – Professor, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Carl B. Becker (Keynote) – Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
  • Shigeo Yachi – Associate Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
  • Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad – Senior Lecturer, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Malaya
  • Masaaki Okamoto – Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University



Host: The Future Earth Research Unit, Kyoto University
Co-host: Future Earth Asia Center/Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Supported by: Future Earth, JaLTER (Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network)

Languages: English/Japanese simultaneous translation

More information (Kyoto University website)