S-11/Beyond MDGs Japan Symposium ‘Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Current International Discussions and Challenges for Implementation’

Event|2014/12/02 posted.

The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-11/
Beyond MDGs Japan Symposium

‘Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
– Current International Discussions and Challenges for Implementation –’

 
As we near the deadline of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the post-2015 development agenda to address the remaining challenges of the MDGs including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to further responding to various emerging issues is currently under discussion. The new international goals are expected to be adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015.
The aim of this symposium is to report on on-going discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, to consider the possible goals and targets towards 2030, and to look into indicators to assess the progress of implementation. This symposium will also address the challenges of both international and national implementation, which will lead to the discussion of ways of sustainable collaboration among the science community, local governments and the private sector in its realization.
 
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Date Friday, 16 January 2015 13:00-18:00
Venue U Thant International Conference Hall (3F), United Nations University, Tokyo.
(5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925)
Capacity 300 persons
Language Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Organisers Tokyo Institute of Technology (S-11 of the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment of Japan) / United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
Co-organisers Ministry of the Environment of Japan / Beyond MDGs Japan / Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo / Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Supporter United Nations Information Centre

 

Programme

MC: Yumiko Nozaki, Freelance announcer, Lecturer at the TV Asahi Announcer School



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12:30-13:00 Registration
13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks
  • Yoshinao Mishima, President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • David Malone, Rector, United Nations University
13:10-13:20 Remarks
Takeshi Osuga, Ambassador, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
13:20-13:50 Keynote Speech: Post MDGs and Global Governance
Keizo Takemi, Member of the House of Councillors / Professor, Tokai University
13:50-14:20 Current Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Proposals from Project On Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015(POST2015: S-11)
Norichika Kanie, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability / Project Leader of S-11
14:20-14:30 Break
14:30-16:00 Panel Discussion 1. Implications for a Post-2015 Development Agenda – Perspectives from Science and Policy.
Chair: Naoya Abe, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
Panellists:
  • Hiroto Arakawa, Adviser, Sumitomo Corporation
  • Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
  • Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Director for Environmental Science and Technology, Environment and Energy Division, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Shunsuke Managi, Associate Professor, Tohoku University
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Q&A

16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-17:45 Panel Discussion 2. What needs to be done for implementation in Japan?
Chair: Norichika Kanie
 
Panellists:
  • Kaori Kuroda, Executive Director, CSO Network Japan
  • Toshio Koike, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
  • Surendra Shrestha, Director, International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Keiko Segawa, Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan
  • Katsunobu Takada, Principal Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Q&A

17:45-18:00 Closing Remarks

  • Tamotsu Nakasa, Secretary General, Steering Committee of Beyond MDGs Japan / National Center for Global Health and Medicine
  • Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

 

Contact: S-11 (POST2015) Secretariat

Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 NE-30, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552
Email: info@post2015.jp / TEL & FAX: +81-3-5734-2906