Exploring the co-evolution of climate, ecosystems and society
In order to reduce the negative impact of global warming caused by human activities on society itself, carbon neutrality, whereby net carbon dioxide emissions are reduced to zero, has become an international trend. The issue of climate change or global warming is now beyond the realm of natural science. A transformative science is required that encompasses a variety of approaches, including understanding and predicting climate change and assessing its impact on ecosystems, designing future social systems, bridging social gaps as represented by climate justice, and changing behaviour towards carbon neutrality.
Therefore, in July 2022, the University of Tokyo has decided to establish the ‘Climate and Society Collaborative Research Organisation’ to develop research in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to realise a sustainable society under a changing climate. This symposium will feature lectures and panel discussions by leading researchers involved in the collaboration, who will introduce the current status of the collaboration and look towards the future.
Organizer: UTokyo Center for Climate Solutions (UTCCS)
Co-sponsored: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Advanced Research Programme on Climate Change Prediction, Global Water Cycle Society Collaboration Chair, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Area of Scientific Transformation (A), ‘Macro Coastal Oceanography’.
Date and time: Friday, 7 October 2022, 14:00-17:30 (doors open at 13:30)
Location: Ito International Research Center