IR3S-Tyndall Centre Joint Symposium – Pathway towards low carbon society and global sustainability


Date: 19-21 May 2009
Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK 

The Japanese Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) at the University of Tokyo and the UK’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change announce a three day joint symposium to be held on 19-21 May 2009 at University of East Anglia in Norwich.
The purpose of the symposium is to share interdisciplinary learning and knowledge about transitioning to a low carbon society, with specific focus on dialogue between i) Japanese and UK researchers, and ii) between established faculty and junior researchers and students.
The symposium has four primary objectives:
1. Review and discuss the current status of the research activities, goals and policies with special reference to the respective characteristics and future challenges, in order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and UK.
2. Discuss how scientific research community can effectively contribute to the improvement of international negotiation, climate policies and social perception.
3. Encourage the interdisciplinary cooperation among universities and research institutes in IR3S and Tyndall Centre for climate change research through initiatives such as student exchange, visiting fellows and joint research projects.
4. Preserve the challenge for global sustainability through discussion among senior professors, young researchers and students.
This event is not open to general public; however, if you are a university student or an academic professional interested in joining this event, please contact:
http://www2.ir3s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/tyndall/index.html

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