Events & News

SDG Panel Exhibition: Sophia United Nations Week

A panel exhibition on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Our World of Partnership”, will be jointly held by Sophia University, the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) at Sophia University.

5 Oct.:Movie Screening: “Wastecooking”

To celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness of Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns), UNU-IAS and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) will host a movie night featuring “Wastecooking“, a 2015 German documentary.

13 May : Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: Discussing Interpretation of National Parks

UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), the Association for Interpretation Japan, and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) will organize a public Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: Discussing Interpretation in National Parks to celebrate the UN International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).

19April:International Symposium: Public Engagement for the Global Goals with a Special Focus on Sustainable Oceans

UNU-IAS, Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) and Embassy of Sweden will jointly hold an International Symposium: Public Engagement for the Global Goals with a Special Focus on Sustainable Oceans with HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Sustainable Development Goals Advocate).

GEOC 20th Anniversary Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Local Partnerships: GEOC and Future Partnerships

UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) will organize the GEOC 20th Anniversary Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Local Partnerships: GEOC and Future Partnerships on 12 October 2016.

International Day for Biological Diversity: Mainstreaming Biodiversity

On 21 May 2016, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) will organize the public symposium Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods with Mori, Sato, Kawa, Umi to celebrate the UN International Day for Biological Diversity(IDB).

Economics for People and the Planet — Saviour or Problem?

On 16 March 2016, a memorial symposium for Prof. Hirofumi Uzawa will be held at UNU headquarters in Tokyo. The symposium will commemorate Prof. Uzawa’s contributions to the field of economics, and will feature a keynote lecture by Nobel prize-winning economist Prof. Joseph Stiglitz.

International Day for Biological Diversity: Connecting and Supporting Forests, the Countryside, Rivers and the Sea

On 30 May 2015, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) will organize the public symposium Connecting and Supporting Forests, the Countryside, Rivers and the Sea to celebrate the UN International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).

Library Talk: Art, Culture and International Development

On 17 April 2015, the UNU Library is hosting the launch of the book Art, Culture and International Development: Humanizing Social Transformation by John Clammer (Routledge, 2015). This two-hour event will begin at 15:30. This new book is the first ever to systematically explore the relationship between the arts (visual, film, literature, performance and design) […]

Living Planet Report 2014: Latest Message from WWF International

On 21 January 2015, UNU-IAS will organize the seminar Living Planet Report 2014: Latest Message from WWF International, jointly with WWF Japan and the University of Tokyo’s Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI).