2 Oct : IUCN 70th Anniversary Symposium: Nature-Based Solutions for the SDGs

DATE / TIME : 2018•10•02 13:00 - 17:00

LOCATION: United Nations University Rose Hall, 5F (5-53-70 Jinguemae Shibuya-ku Tokyo)

UNU-IAS and the Japan Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-J) will co-organize a symposium to commemorate IUCN’s 70th anniversary. As the international environmental community begins discussions on a post-2020 global framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity, this event will highlight nature-based solutions proposed by IUCN for SDGs success, with a focus on the importance of collaboration across diverse fields and sectors.

This event is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Japanese.


13:00–14:30 Session 1: The Legacy of IUCN

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Masato Yoshida (Professor at the University of Tsukuba/Co-delegate of the IUCN-J 2020 preparation meeting) 


  • Mr. Masato Yoshida
  • Mr. Toshio Torii (Councilor, Ministry of the Environment, Japan) 
  • Mr. Hiroshi Ishihara (Keidanren Committee on Nature)

Facilitator: Mr. Tetsuji Ida(Kyodo News Editor)

14:30–15:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session

15:00-17:00 Session 2: Nature-based Solutions for the SDGs

Special Lecture
Ms. Inger Andersen (Director General of IUCN)

Introduction of the Work of IUCN Member Organizations and UNU-IAS

  • Conservation International Japan
  • The Nature Conservation Society of Japan
  • Ramsar Network Japan
  • UNU-IAS (Presented by Ms. Hiromi Masuda)

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Tomoko Hoshino, Global Environmental Outreach Centre

For more details, please see the IUCN-J event announcement (JP only).


Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

This event is a part of the UNU-IAS SDG Dialogue series.