International Symposium on Global Sustainability Challenges: Kyoto Initiative in “Future Earth”

Join the discussion to explore the future directions and approaches for the Future Earth research in Asia.

Date & Hours: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:00 - 17:00 Flyer

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University( →Access)
Host: Future Earth Research Unit, Kyoto University
Co-host: Future Earth Asia Center/Research Institute of Humanity and Nature
Supported by: Future Earth, JaLTER (Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network)
Languages: English/Japanese simultaneous translation
The symposium will highlight the resources around the Future Earth initiative achieved through research acitivities in Kyoto Univeristy. Participants including a Future Earth Science Committee member, representatives from the global and regional Secretariat will discuss future directions and approaches for the Future Earth research in Asia.
  • Fumiko Kasuga
  • - Senior Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies/Future Earth Secretariat, Global Hub Director - Japan

  • Sander van der Leeuw (Keynote)
  • - Professor, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

  • Carl B. Becker (Keynote)
  • - Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

  • Shigeo Yachi
  • - Associate Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University

  • Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad
  • - Senior Lecturer, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Malaya

  • Masaaki Okamoto
  • - Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Contact:Nobuhito Ohte, Professor, Biosphere Informatics Laboratory, Kyoto University E-mail