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87th STIG PoP Seminar/123rd GSDM Platform Seminar: "Recent Development of Transition Governance for Sustainability at Global, EU and Local Level"

January 10, 2020

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Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) January 18, 2020 10:30 — 12:00
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Conference Room 2
International House of Japan

Roppongi 5-11-16 Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0032
TEL 03-3470-4611
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
[ Click here ] to register.
Contact Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance
STIG@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
[Overview] Transition governance is increasingly institutionalized now that, for example, the UN biodiversity convention, the European Commission (with the recent Green Deal) and many cities push towards transformative change.
At the same time, ecological crises, populist politics and (global) socio-economic instabilities are increasing and destabilizing dominant economic development patterns. Transition governance as theoretical approach and transition management as operational strategy for transformative change have evolved since around 2000 towards a nuanced understanding of the drivers, patterns and mechanisms that drive or block transformative change in the longer term. It also has evolved into a more evolutionary governance strategy in which increased societal turbulence leads to increased attention to top-down, regulatory governance, and the psychology of transitions. In the seminar, recent examples of transition governance at global, European and local levels will be presented as well as the possible implications for Japan. The seminar will include a lecture, but also offers space for discussion and questions and answers with the lecturer.

[Lecturer] Prof. Derk Loorbach
Director, The Dutch Research Institute For Transitions
Professor, Socio-economic Transitions, Faculty of Social Science
Erasmus University, Rotterdam
[Co-Organizer]
Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG) Education Program, GraSPP, UTokyo
Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), GraSPP, UTokyo
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