Human Behaviour: In Pursuit of Achieving the SDGs

Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•05•24    10:00 - 17:30
    Location:
    Tokyo

    The Japan Ministry of the Environment and UNU-IAS, together with BEST (Behavioral Sciences Team), are co-organising the World Innovation Symposium on Human Behaviour: In Pursuit of Achieving the SDGs.

    Activities based on knowledge gained from behavioural sciences (behavioural insights), including “nudge theory”, are seen as possible methods towards solving various social challenges, and are gradually being mainstreamed into policy setting. This symposium will discuss the application of behavioural insights to address such challenges in order to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    With lectures by a representative of the Behavioural Insights Team from the UK and others from in and outside Japan, the symposium will touch on the latest applications of the nudge concept and how it can promote societal change such as achievement of the SDGs, de-carbonisation, lifestyle changes, and improved well-being.

    The event will be held in Japanese and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

    The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required.

    For more, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.