Lecture by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova

If humanity is to deal with climate change in a significant, realistic and sustainable manner, it is vital to acknowledge the role of education. UNESCO has launched a climate change initiative through which it supports investigation and research in such areas as advancing knowledge about climate change, preserving the biosphere, coping with the social aspects of climate change, and minimizing disaster risks.

After Mme. Bokova's lecture, there will be presentations by Won Jung Byun, chief coordinator of the Regional Centre of Expertise on ESD Tongyeong, Republic of Korea, and Hirofumi Abe, Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University.

Simultaneous English-Japanese interpretation will be provided.

Organized by United Nations University; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO