On 11-15th of June, "Forum on Science,Technology & Innovation for Sustainable development" was held in Rio, Brazil. Deputy Director-General Koichi Yamada gave a lecture at "Urban Environment and Wellbeing" of this forum.This argument was summarized in Key Summary Points and submitted to the plenary session of Rio+20.
On 17-18th of October, "International Conference on the Future of Energy and the Interconnected Challenges of the 21st Century" was held by the Club of Rome in Basel, Switzerland. Deputy Director-General Koichi Yamada gave an address on paths Japan has to follow for realizing a low carbon society and our future power composition after the earthquake on 3.11.
Low carbon education is a measure to achieve a low carbon society from school education and families of students.
The new course of study implemented in April 2011 has a new unit focusing on "sustainability".
Education to make students aware that development of science and technology is contributing toward achievement of a low carbon society is carried out in industrial arts classes in middle schools.
There are actions to improve energy and environment literacy in teachers.
I proposed how low carbon education should be implemented in classes in elementary and middle schools or in classes for integrated study.