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7th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia (20 to 21 January)
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7th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia (20 to 21 January)

Date: January 20, 2022

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) is developing research to understand global and regional environmental change and has developed scientific evidence that feeds into societal decision-making processes to improve the state of the environment. Every year, NIES holds the International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia (NIES International Forum) with the purpose of facilitating international collaboration with those that share the same goal. NIES also supports Future Earth, and with the main theme of “Research for Societal Transformation with Future Earth” this year, we hope that researchers will exchange their views and knowledge across the disciplines and generations to contribute to society.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michiru NISHIDA, Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA), Nagasaki University, Japan
Dr. Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Prof. Ilan Chabay, Head of Strategic Research Initiatives and Programmes, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam (IASS), Germany

We will have expert sessions on (1) Valuing Environment, (2) Net zero GHG emissions by 2050 in a complex world with stakeholders, and (3) Systemic Risk. For the full program and list of speakers click here.

Dates and Registration

Day 1: Open Symposium Jan 20th (13:30-17:30 JST) | zoom webinar registration here
Day 2: Expert Sessions Jan 21st (13:30-18:00 JST) | zoom meeting registration here

Organizer National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES – Japan)
Special Co-organizers Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, National Institutes for the Humanities (RIHN – Japan)

Nagasaki University (NU – Japan)
Co-organizers Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo (IFI, UTokyo – Japan)

Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT RRC.AP – Thailand)
Supporter Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub Japan



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