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Announcement 27 Feb 2024

New JFUNU Donation Scheme Supports Recovery from Noto Peninsula Earthquake 

The initiative will support organizations working on resilient reconstruction in cooperation with UNU-IAS. 

Media Coverage 21 Feb 2024

Mongabay Features Expert Comments on Natural Climate Solutions

UNU-IAS expert Suneetha Subramanian called for adopting a holistic approach to the concept of natural climate solutions.

Announcement 21 Feb 2024

UNU-IAS Launches Fast-Track Scheme for Second Master’s

The new scheme enables Master’s graduates of Sophia University to obtain an MSc in Sustainability in as little as one year.

News 19 Feb 2024

Event Spotlights Impact of Small Grants Initiative for Local Biodiversity

A session shared lessons learned from the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project.

News 14 Feb 2024

UNU-IAS Director Calls for Women's Participation in Building Climate Resilience

Prof. Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi discussed gender-related impacts of climate change at the Moral Money Summit organized by the Financial Times and Nikkei.

News 13 Feb 2024

Workshop Empowers Educators to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage

Schoolteachers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic learned to use digital technology to transfer traditional skills and knowledge.

News 08 Feb 2024

Ninth Japan Youth Environmental Activity Contest Names Winner

High school students from Aomori Prefecture receive Director's Award for a project reducing water use in agriculture.

Media Coverage 05 Feb 2024

UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Learning from Indigenous Communities to Achieve the SDGs

Several newspapers featured comments by Suneetha Subramanian on how movies can introduce the culture of ethnic minorities to a broader audience.

News 31 Jan 2024

Session Highlights Impacts of Satoyama Development Mechanism

A session of the 15th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific discussed successful projects funded by the mechanism.

News 26 Jan 2024

Regional Dialogue Shares Good Practices for National Biodiversity Plans

Representatives from South & East Asia exchanged experiences for revising & implementing national biodiversity strategies & action plans (NBSAPs).