Public Symposium on the International Day for Biological Diversity “Living with Bountiful Sea” (Part 1)
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) are pleased to announce the organization of the Symposium on the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), as part of their initiatives to support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The theme for this year's IDB is "Marine Biodiversity".
On the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), many commemorative ceremonies are held throughout the world to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues.
Japan has enjoyed and developed with significant blessings of the surrounding sea. This symposium will seek to raise awareness of biodiversity among the public and consider about people, ocean and sustainable use of oceanic resources. The symposium will feature two keynote lectures and a panel discussion on “Living with Bountiful Sea” including 10-minute presentations by the panelists.
12：30 - 13：00 Registration
13：00 - 13：10 Opening Remarks/Address
・Kazuhiko Takeuchi（Vice Rector, United Nations University）
・Ferreira de Souza Dias
(Executive Secretary of Secretariat for Convention on Biological Diversity)
13：10 - 13：50 Key note lecture 1 Katsunori Fujikura (Team Leader, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency For Marine Earth Science and Technology(JAMSTEC）)
13：50 - 14：35 Key note lecture 2 Anne McDonald （Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. Sophia University）
14：35 - 14：55 Break
14：55 - 15：05 VTR
15：05 16：55 Panel Discussion
Title: Living with Bountiful Sea
・Moderator: Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Vice Rector, UNU)
1) Tsunao Watanabe (Director-General, Nature
Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
2) Hisashi Endo (Japanese Fisheries Agencies) (TBC)
3) Masahito Yoshida (President, Japan Committee for IUCN, Associate Professor, Tsukuba University)
4) Nobuyuki Yagi (Associate Professor, the Agricultural and Life Sciences Department, University of Tokyo)
5) Satoko Kiyono (Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University)
16：55 - 17：00 Closing Remarks