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----- 10/11ワークショップ中止のお知らせ / Workshop cancellation announcement ------
It is with deepest regret that we must announce the international workshop on "Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Public Health and Policy", which was scheduled on Oct 11th 14:-00-17:00, has been cancelled due to impending typhoon as well as the safety of attendees.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause you. We appreciate your understanding.
This is an announcement about the International Workshop on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Public Health and Policy” to be held on October 11, 2019.
Climate change has been set as one of the core policy discussion themes in the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, SDG.13 requires urgent action taken to combat climate change and its impact. However, after the Paris Agreement in COP21 in November 2015, followed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report 2018, policy discussion still suffers from conflicts of interest across diverse policy sectors, and unsettled proposals for effective measures to achieve the goal with taking a balance between the cost and benefit among stakeholders. The discussion will be continued in the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 this September. Indeed, the impact range is diverse; health impact by direct (extreme weather) and indirect (through natural systems such as malaria and wildfires) exposures. The impacts are mediated by public health capability and adaptation and disproportionately more crucial to socioeconomically more vulnerable people. What can be done? Who will be the central player to lead the discussion? Can the current structure of policy governance overcome the challenge ahead? Could we do better otherwise?
In this context, under the theme "Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Public Health and Policy," this workshop will provide an initial step in developing an interdisciplinary discussion between the University of Tokyo and Seoul National University on the global policy challenge for environmental sustainability.
Date: Tokyo, October 11, 2019, 14:00-17:00
Venue: Faculty of Medicine Experimental Research Bldg 医学教育研究棟 (Faculty of Medicine Bldg. 1). 13F, Seminar room 6
Theme: Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Public Health and Policy
14:00-14:10 Opening Remarks:
Naoto Sekimura (Vice President, Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo ）
Hideki Hashimoto (Professor, Departments of Health and Social Behavior, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
14:10-15:25 ＜Session 1＞
Ho Kim (Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University)
Yukari Takamura (Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo)
15:35-16:50 ＜Session 2＞
Jong Ho Hong (Professor of Economics, Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University)
Hideaki Shiroyama (Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)
16:50-17:00 Closing remarks, Group photo