Tokyo - Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will hold an international symposium "International Challenge for Promoting Green Innovation to Realize a Low Carbon Society Worldwide" on May 17, 2010, Tokyo.
As societies and economies become increasingly globalized, those problems which are difficult to resolve on a national or regional basis are becoming more and more conspicuous. This situation naturally requires joint efforts by the international community. Of these problems, climate change is definitely one of the most serious, an issue of pressing urgency that threatens the very survival of humankind. In order to resolve this problem and to achieve sustainable development, "Green Innovation," based on scientific discoveries and technological innovations in the fields of environment, resources and energy, is a very important concept for which all of the international communities’ funding organizations should strengthen international cooperation.
JST has decided to invite representatives of funding agencies worldwide (China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, UK, and USA), and to hold a symposium devoted to "Green Innovation."
In particular, the focus will be on the following points:
- (1) How research funding organizations understand the importance of "Green Innovation," how they try to promote it, and what efforts need to be made in the future.
- (2) The possibilities of international coordination in promoting "Green Innovation" among various organizations.
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Koichi Kitazawa, President of JST, remarked, "The global warming is truly a global issue. Thus, in promoting R&D, it is absolutely essential for us to have a global point of view. I also believe that there are many challenges that should be addressed in collaboration among funding agencies of key countries. I expect this symposium to bring about a step forward to make a framework enabling funding agencies to work in collaboration."
|[Date]||May 17th (Mon) , 2010|
|[Venue]||U Thant Hall, United Nations University (5–53–70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)|
|[Organized by]||Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)|
|[In association with (TBD)]||Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
|[Language]||English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)|
|[Registration]||To register, please go to http://www.jst.go.jp/pr/gisympo2010e.html from April 12th (Mon), 2010|
|[Seating Capacity]||300 Seats (First-come-first-served basis)|
|[Symposium Program]||10:00-10:20||Opening Remarks|
|13:00-14:45||Panel Session (Speech Session)|
|15:15-16:50||Panel Session (Discussion Session)|
|Minghong HE,||Vice President, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China|
|Jacques STERN,||Chairman, L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France|
|Bernd SCHOLZ-REITER,||Vice President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany|
|Chan Mo PARK,||President, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Korea|
|Juan Carlos ROMERO-HICKS,||Director-General, National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico|
|Jonas BRANDSTROM,||Chief Strategic Officer, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), Sweden|
|Catherine COATES,||Director for Business Innovation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK|
|(TBD)||National Science Foundation (NSF), USA|
|Hiroshi KOMIYAMA,||Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., President Emeritus, the University of Tokyo, Director-General, Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy (LCS), JST, Japan|
|Koichi KITAZAWA,||President, JST, Japan|
* Please note that the program is subject to change without prior notification.
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