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Working Paper

Nature as Culture

Conceptualizing What It Implies and Potential Ways to Capture the Paradigm in Scenario Building Exercises

19 Dec 2023

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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.

21 Feb 2024

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Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.



SDG–UP Public Symposium

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will highlight sustainability initiatives at the SDG–Universities Platform member universities and their role in achieving the SDGs.


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UNU SDG–Universities Platform

Promoting collaboration between UNU and Japanese universities to advance the SDGs.
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