International Challenge for Promoting Green Innovation to Realize a Low Carbon Society Worldwide (JST Symposium)



Purpose of Symposium

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. (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. (2) The possibilities of international coordination in promoting “Green Innovation” among various organizations.
Date / Venue (*Finished)
Date Monday May 17 2010 10:00-17:30
Venue U Thant Hall, United Nations University (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
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Organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
In association with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan(MOFA)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Registration Fee Free (Pre-registration required.)
Seating Capacity 300 seats (First-come-first-served basis)
Laneguage English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)


Symposium Report (PDF : 4MB)

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