2nd International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia
26-28 January 2017
The Second International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia was convened in Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on 26-28 January 2017. The Forum was supported and organized by National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan and co-organized by Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo (IR3S/UTokyo), Udayana University, Bogor Agricultural University, and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
The participants include specialists from academia, business circles, and central/local governments in the Asia region. The 2nd Forum objectives are to:
- elucidate new ways of building sustainable,
- catalyze policy-research networking for the formulation of relevant science-based policies, and
- create the foundation for a consortium of relevant institutions and governments in the region that will facilitate exchanges of knowledge gained through research and catalyze dialogue at the policy-research interface in the spheres of environmental management and sustainable development in Asia.
The key focus of the 2nd Forum for the realization of sustainable societies in Asia include Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Risks and Health, Biodiversity, Waste Management and Recycling, and Synergizing Adaptation and Mitigation Actions. The joint statement of NIES, AIT and IR3S/UTokyo was adopted during the Forum, in establishing comprehensive research initiatives and networks in order to make effective action within the Asia-Pacific Region.
AIT RRC.AP is the secretariat of the Forum. Prof. Yamamoto, AIT Vice President of Administration graced the Forum with his opening remarks and key note speech titled ‘Towards Globally Competitive Environmental Research and Education Alliance from Asia’. AIT RRC.AP Waste Custer was responsible for coordinating and supporting NIES in gathering experts from AIT as key speakers at the Forum. AIT RRC.AP Waste Cluster also made a presentation under the key area Waste Management and Recycling, wherein we shared the current waste management situation, opportunities and gaps in ASEAN countries. International NIES Forum is an annual event, where AIT RRC.AP is the secretariat. The first Symposium was co-organized on Jan 2016 in AIT, Thailand.
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