IIASA Deputy Director for Science, Leena Srivastava, will give a keynote speech at the National Institute for Environmental Studies International Forum, recommending pathways to provide scientific evidence to feed into societal decision-making processes to improve the state of the environment.

The Sixth Assessment Report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the world is at an important crossroads. Will we continue with business as usual and so 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 develops research to understand global and regional environmental change and provide scientific evidence that feeds into societal decision-making processes to improve the state of the environment. NIES also contributes to Future Earth, an international research program to accelerate transformations for global sustainability. For the past six years, NIES has held the annual International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia with the aim of facilitating international collaboration. This year’s theme is Research for Societal Transformation.

Srivastava will deliver the keynote speech titled, Valuing Our Environment: Driving Decisions Today for A Sustainable Tomorrow. She will highlight various valuing processes associated with environment-relevant actions based on case studies as well as studies using models.

The forum is co-organized by the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Nagasaki University, 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), with support from the Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub Japan.

The full agenda of the forum can be found here.

This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register to receive a link.

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