Events & News

20 June : Sustainable Coexistence with Coral Reefs

IYOR 2018 is a year-long campaign of events and initiatives hosted by governments and non-governmental organizations around the world to promote conservation action and strengthen long-term collaborations for coral reef conservation. As part of such activities, the seminar will focus on the challenges of balancing coral reef conservation and socioeconomic development, with speakers from government, academia, as well as social entrepreneurs from Okinawa.

24 May : International Day for Biological Diversity

 The theme of IDB 2018 will be “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”, and the symposium will focus on biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

20 Oct. : Achieving SDG 13: Climate Change & the Republic of Kiribati

This symposium will explore such challenges with invited representatives from the Kiribati government and an NGO. It will also include a presentation on the UNU-IAS Low-Carbon Technology Transfer Project and will discuss partnerships to accelerate the commitment to SDG 13 and the Paris Agreement. Also, a poster exhibition on the SDGs will be on display.

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).

19 Apr. : 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.