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|Date||March 5, 2019 15:30-17:30|
|Location||Gallery 1, Ito International Research Center, University of Tokyo|
|Organizers||The Royal Swedish Academy, The Stockholm Resilience Center and Future Earth|
On March 5, 2019 at the public symposium that was held at The University of Tokyo, about 50 participants joined from various backgrounds such as academia, civil society, and the media. Participants were there to hear talks about climate science and how finance factors into the ‘sleeping giants’ – Earth System’s critical ecosystems that have tipping points.
The Royal Swedish Academy* and The Stockholm Resilience Center (Stockholm University), together with Future Earth, aim to build a scientific research base and dialogue platform for the sustainability of the Earth by encouraging cooperation between the Earth System and finance sector. Recognizing the opportunity of Professors Will Steffen and others to come to Japan, we held lectures and workshops for the first time in Asia, starting dialogue and collaboration between the academic and finance sectors.
* The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Sponsors: Vinnova, Futura Foundation, the Erling-Persson Family Foundation, and Mistra
Co-organizers: University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
|15:30 – 15:35||Opening Remarks
Fumiko Kasuga, Global Hub Director, Tokyo Hub, Future Earth
|15:35 – 16:00||Seita Emori, Deputy Director, Center for Global Environment Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
“Why we talk about Global Sustainability – a climate scientist’s perspective”
|16:00 – 16:35||Will Steffen, Emeritus Prof., Australian National University
The Anthropocene: Where on Earth are We Going?
|16:35 – 17:00||Victor Galaz, Deputy Director, Associate Prof., Stockholm Resilience Center
Big Money, Big Change? How Big Finance Shapes the Earth system
|17:00 – 17:30||Q&A|