Exploring Future Collaboration with the Japanese Research Community

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•10•13    13:30 - 17:00
    Location:
    Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Japan Committee for IIASA will organize the seminar Exploring Future Collaboration with the Japanese Research Community on 13 October at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a non-governmental and international research organization based in Vienna that conducts policy-oriented research. After the easing of strained relations between the East and the West in the 1990s, IIASA began to focus its research on solving problems at the global scale, mainly in the field of systems analysis. The institute’s activities include collaborative research with Japanese research institutes.

    Director General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA, Dr. Pavel Kabat, and Deputy Director General of IIASA, Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, will introduce recent research activities at IIASA and discuss possible collaboration between IIASA and the Japanese research community.

    Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided for this seminar.

    Programme

    13:30

    Opening Remarks

    Yoichi Kaya (Chair of the Japan Committee for IIASA)

    Welcoming Remarks

    Soichiro Seki (Vice Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

    13:45

    Keynote Speech “Vision and Recent accomplishments of IIASA and Possible Collaboration with Japan (tentative title)”

    Pavel Kabat (Director General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA)

    Keynote Speech “Recent Updates of Sustainability Science in Japan and Future Contributions to the International Community (tentative title)”

    Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Senior Vice-Rector of UNU, Japan Committee member for IIASA)

    14:45 Break

    15:15 Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director of UNU-IAS, IIASA Council member)

    • Nebojsa Nakicenovic (Deputy Director General, IIASA)
    • Hajime Akimoto (Director General, ACAP; IIASA Japan Committee member for IIASA)
    • Keigo Akimoto (Group Leader and Associate Chief Researcher, System Analysis Group, RITE)
    • Mikiko Kainuma (Fellow, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, NIES; Japan Committee member for IIASA)

    Commentator: Akio Takemoto (Director, Research and Information Office, Policy Planning Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

    17:00 Closing

    Registration

    Please register for this event by accessing the online registration form from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) website.

    This event will be co-organized by IGES, and held in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, the Asia Center for Air Pollution Research, and the Japan Environmental Sanitation Center.

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    Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F)
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
    Japan

  • The Japan Committee for IIASA Secretariat

    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

    Tel: +81 (0)46-855-3852

    Email: iiasa_japan@iges.or.jp