Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
201A (International Conference Hall 2F)
convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Yoshio Takahashi(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Makoto Taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Fumiko KASUGA(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chairperson:yukio himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Chairperson:makoto taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
The world global environmental studies are being re-organized in the framework of Future Earth, which is considered to be a powerful driver to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by UN in 2015. Geoscience, which specializes in the dynamic nature and phenomena of the Earth, including lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and even human-geosphere, assumes unique roles in Future Earth, and to realization of SDGs. The session is intended to discuss the crucial issues related with them, particularly in reference to such SDGs as good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, life below water and life on land. Those interested in Future Earth and SDGs, particularly those who have already started or are about to start related projects, or are interested in Future Earth Knowledge-Action Networks (KANs), such as Ocean, Food-Water-Energy Nexus, Health, Disasters, Cities, Natural Assets, will find this Session an ideal place to present his/her research results, to exchange information and ideas, and to seek new collaborative relations with other research groups and even with partners in the society.