The International Conference on Sustainability Science 2022 – Biodiversity as a source of solutions to sustainability challenges in urban, peri-urban and rural areas - Tokyo College

The International Conference on Sustainability Science 2022 – Biodiversity as a source of solutions to sustainability challenges in urban, peri-urban and rural areas

When:
2022.01.18 – 2022.01.20 all-day
2022-01-18T00:00:00+09:00
2022-01-21T00:00:00+09:00
The International Conference on Sustainability Science 2022 - Biodiversity as a source of solutions to sustainability challenges in urban, peri-urban and rural areas
Finished
Date(s) January 18-20, 2022, 21:00-23:00
Venue

Webinar (Zoom)

Registration: https://science4biodiversity.org/events/current-events/icss-2022/icss2022-registration/

Registration Pre-registration required (500 seats - First come, first served)
Language English language only
Abstract

The contribution of biodiversity to human societies has been recognized amidst the current massive biodiversity degradation and loss across the globe. However, the role biodiversity-based innovations and solutions has sometimes been overlooked in the sustainability debates. Innovative biodiversity-based practices may enable transformative societal change and address pressing sustainability challenges. Such innovations can provide the basis of various nature-based solutions, have significant insurance value, and reduce the substantial risks from climate and environmental change. Such solutions can play a major role in reconnecting urban, peri-urban and rural areas, and involve various stakeholders, business, investors, and civil society. Such solutions would be instrumental in achieving the SDGs and a world in harmony with nature.

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS2022) will facilitate creative discussions between academics, policy-makers and practitioners on how biodiversity-based solutions can contribute to sustainable development. As such the outcomes of the conference are expected to feed into the current international discourse of the post-2020 agenda on biodiversity.

Program

Day 1
18 January 2022
21:00 – 23:00 (JST) / 7:00 – 9:00 (EST)
Biodiversity solutions for sustainable and resilient food systems
 

Day 2
19 January 2022
21:00 – 23:00 (JST) / 7:00 – 9:00 (EST)
Biodiversity solutions driving sustainability transition – a lesson from SDG Labs.
 

Day 3
20 January 2022
21:00 – 22:45 (JST) / 7:00 – 9:00 (EST)
Biodiversity solutions for health

 

More detailed program on the ICSS2020 website

Organized by The ICSS conference is co-organized by the Institute of Future Initiatives and Tokyo College at the University of Tokyo, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Stockholm Resilience Centre at the Stockholm University, Future Earth, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and International Union of Biological Sciences. The conference is the continuation of the 5th Forum for Biodiversity and the Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science held in April 2021.
Contact science4biodiversity@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

“Rethinking Methodology in Global Diplomacy” Lecture by Prof. SHIMAZU Naoko

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm (Doors open: 3:30pm)

Why do we need to rethink about the way we study and make sense of global diplomacy? In this lecture, I explore how cultural approaches can illuminate important aspects of diplomacy which have not been adequately considered in much of the existing scholarly literature.

“Rereading Proust in 2022” Lecture by Prof. Antoine Compagnon

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm (Doors open: 3:30 pm)

In 2022, we are commemorating the centennial of Marcel Proust's death with an extraordinary salvo of publications, exhibitions, and acclamations. “Proust is the man of the year,” advertised the Italian magazine La Repubblica on New Year’s Day. It gives us an occasion to evaluate the magnitude of his novel, Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time, and also to compare this anniversary with the previous one, 1971, a century after Proust’s birth. His star hasn’t stopped rising.

Previous Events

“Globalisation, Empires, and the Making of the Modern World” Lecture by Prof. A. G. Hopkins

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Friday, 13 May 2022, 15:00-16:30 (Doors open: 14:40)

This talk describes three phases of globalisation that have occupied the last five centuries and their role in making the world we know today. The first two phases were associated with the rise of Western empires, which integrated large parts of the world through a process of compulsory globalisation. The third phase, which began after 1945, brought empires to an end and produced the current world order - and disorder.

“Trade war, global pandemic, Ukraine: What we know, and don’t know, about the new political and economic order” Lecture by Mr. Bill Emmott

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

10 May 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm (Doors open: 2:40 pm)

Recent years have featured the US-China trade war, the coronavirus pandemic, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, each of which we can consider “radically uncertain” events that were not in any real sense predictable. This lecture seeks to identify how these events fit into conventional frameworks for explaining the world, how these events might have changed that framework, what elements of the framework remain unknown, and how we should respond to this age of uncertainty.

“Self-organization for Materials Synthesis” Lecture by Prof. FUJITA Makoto

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Tuesday, 5 April 2022 (17:00-18:00 JST)

A wide variety of new structures are created using the phenomenon of “self-assembly,” in which molecules spontaneously assemble and order themselves. This presentation introduces the tiny world of manufacturing, where new structures are magically created simply by mixing metal ions and organic molecules.

【International Women’s Day Series】Strategies for Building Women- and Family-Friendly Workplaces

イベント予定インタビュー/Interview講演会/Lecture

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 (available from 5:00pm JST)

Women in the workforce in the United States and globally continue to face gender discrimination in a variety of forms, such as wage discrepancies and harassment. Join us as we talk to psychology professor Ho Kwan Cheung about strategies for building more women- and family-friendly workplaces. 

Consortium of Humanities and Social Science Organizations Joint Symposium

イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium共催/Joint Event

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, (15:00-18:00)

Taking into account the diverse issues surrounding academia today, such as the nature of transdisciplinary knowledge, the interaction between academia and society, diversity, globalization, and digitalization, each organization in this symposium will boldly propose its vision for the future of human society and a new humanities and social sciences. By taking a three-dimensional approach to the intersection of these ideas, we will survey how the humanities and social sciences can contribute to both the development of academia and ourselves.


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