Conference International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia NIES International Forum udayana university IPB Bali January 2017 National Institute for Environmental Studies University of Tokyo and Asian Institute of Technology Low Carbon Societies, Waste Management and Recycling, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service and Environmental Monitoring
1. Framing PresentationIn this session, viewpoints for the discussions and presentations will be given. For example, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the key issues that need to be solved by the global community. The Future Earth (FE) research initiative is a leading action by scientists to tackle the SDGs
2. Environmental Monitoring In this thematic area, the focus will be environmental monitoring including the use of satellites for greenhouse gas and atmospheric pollution monitoring using the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) and its successor, GOSAT-2.3. Environmental Risks and HealthEnvironmental risks and health is a major issue in Asia. Health problems due to air and water pollution have triggered major constraints in society. In order to provide an overview of the status of health and environmental risks, the forum will look closely into the progress that has been made in addressing these problems.4. Waste Management and Recycling Waste management and recycling are two major areas that need immediate attention in Asia. The forum will invite scientists and policy-makers working in these two areas to bring to light the major steps they have initiated. Experiences related to disaster waste management issues in the Tohoku region of Japan will also be shared at the forum.
The Asian region is rich in biodiversity and is also a hub for ecosystem services. However, rapid development, industrial growth, and illegal harvesting have led to the depletion of biodiversity. In order to address this complexity, spatial and temporal information on biodiversity is fundamental. Such information is also required for assessing the various transformation exercises carried out by governments and local bodies in Asia for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.6. Synergizing Adaptation and Migration Actions :Although it is important to design strategies for adaptation and mitigation actions in response to climate change, synergetic actions bridging adaptation and mitigation should also be prioritized. This session will approach these issues from both sides in discussing how to synergize adaptation and mitigation actions in Asia.