7th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia
-Research for Societal Transformation with Future Earth-

January 20 –21, 2022, Online (Zoom)

The Sixth Assessment Report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that the world is standing at an important crossroads. Will we continue business as usual and face a world where we can no longer live? Or will we make the necessary societal transformations for a sustainable planet? The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) of Japan is developing research to understand global and regional environmental change and has developed scientific evidence that feeds into societal decision-making processes to improve the state of the environment. In this context, and annually for the past six years, NIES has held the International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia (NIES International Forum) with the purpose of facilitating international collaboration with those that share the same goal.

In part to achieve this goal, NIES is contributing to Future Earth, an international research program to accelerate transformations for global sustainability. Future Earth supports transdisciplinary processes with stakeholders. Researchers at NIES have been co-designing critical components to enable such societal transformations to take place.

The main theme of the 7th NIES International Forum reflects Future Earth’s principles: Research for Societal Transformation. NIES is very pleased to invite the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Nagasaki University as Special Co-Organizers. Both institutions are also supporting Future Earth and conducting research internationally and in Japan. Furthermore, NIES is grateful to its Co-organizers, the Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo (IFI, UTokyo - Japan), and the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT RRC.AP - Thailand). Moreover, the Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub Japan supports the Forum.

We hope that researchers from around the world and from various disciplines and career stages with an interest in sustainability science will join the Forum to exchange their views and knowledge and contribute to society.

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Overview of the forum

  • Date: January 20 -21, 2022
    (Day1)Open Symposium | 13:30 -17:30 JST | Zoom Webinar
    (Day2)Expert Sessions | 13:30 -18:00 JST | Zoom Meeting
  • Venue: Online
  • Organizer: National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES)*
  • Special Co-organizers: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN - Japan)*
    Nagasaki University (NU - Japan)*
  • Co-organizers: The University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI, UTokyo - Japan)
    AIT Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP-Thailand)
  • Supporter: Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub Japan
  • Registration: Free
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