International Symposium

“The Future We Want” After Rio+20
New Partnerships toward Green Economy and Society

Overview

Date: 6, November 2012

Time: 13:30-17:00

Location: Elizabeth Rose Hall, UNU Headquarters 5F
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Organizers: Ministry of the Environment Japan, UNU-ISP

Co-organizer: Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC)

Languages: English

Contact: IDEA Consultants, Inc.
partnership@ideacon.co.jp TEL: +81-45-593-7637
FAX: +81-45-593-7636

This symposium is being held against the backdrop of the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-22 June 2012. In order to achieve sustainable development for the future, building effective partnerships between multi-stakeholders is one of the most important tasks.

This symposium will provide a forum to consider what forms of partnerships are necessary to tackle the issues of and challenges to comprehensive growth of the green economy and a society that promotes community development and poverty eradication. Experts from government, international think tanks, academia, NGOs and business will address the symposium, share their insights and enrich the debate on innovative partnerships to create more sustainable societies.


Registration

To register for this event, please click on the link below and complete the registration form. The registration should be completed no later than Friday November 2, 2012. Registration will be closed when it reaches the capacity.

Programme

13:30 - 13:35

Opening Remarks

Dr. Ryutaro Yatsu, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment Japan

13:35 - 14:35

Keynote Presentation
1) Brazil and 'The Future We Want'

Mr. Rodrigo Mendes Araujo, Secretary at Brazilian Embassy in Japan, Head of Science and Technology & Environment Section

2) Toward Sustainable Development – The Sri Lankan Challenge

Prof. Sarath B.S. Abayakoon, Senior Professor in Civil Engineering and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)

3) Green Economy Practices for Maintaining Ecosystems and Increasing Market Demand (TBC)

Mr. Makoto Nagasawa, Representative Director, FRUTAFRUTA, Inc.

14:35 - 14:50 Coffee Break
14:50 - 16:55

Panel Discussion
New Partnerships toward Green Economy and Society
Panelists

  • Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, UNU / Director, UNU-ISP
  • Prof. Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
  • Prof. Kazuo Matsushita, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
  • Mr. Hideyuki Mori, Executives President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Prof. Shinichi Arai, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
  • Ms. Tomoko Hoshino, Vice President, Environmental Partnership Council (EPC)
  • Dr. Ryutaro Yatsu, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment Japan
16:55 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, UNU / Director, UNU-ISP


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