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

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