“Nature Positive Solutions”
Kanazawa’s model for Climate Action and Sustainable Urban Nature
Join us to discuss both global and local trends and solutions in Urban Climate and Biodiversity policy!
Inviting Dr Kazuhiko Takeuchi, the director of IGES and Dr Thomas Elmqvist from Stockholm resilience center, who are thought leaders and major contributors to COP 27 and COP 15 in 2022 and Ms Mana Saza, a global coordinator of Mock COP26 and the director of SWiTCH Association of Sustainability.
This symposium will discuss Nature Positive Solutions to current environmental challenges and how we can all work together for the same goal.
What is “Nature Positive”?
Nature-positive is the term used to describe a world where nature – species and ecosystems – is being restored and is regenerating rather staying static.
To be discussed:
1. 2022 Climate Change and Biological Diversity COPs’ outcomes
2. Kanazawa’s urban nature benefits and efforts in implementing the global sustainable agenda
3. Nature Positive Solutions for the future generations – How can we all work together for the same goal?
Organizers: UNU-IAS OUIK
Co-organizers: Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture
Date: 5th March 2023 13:30-16:30
Place: Kanazawa Culture Hall
Language: English (Japanese simultaneous translation)
Reservation: email: email@example.com / phone: 076-224-2266
Target audience: General public, the youth
13:30 Chair. Ms. Yoko Tomita
13:31 Opening remarks. Mr. Tsunao Watanabe
13:35 Greetings from Kanazawa City
13:40 Keynote presentation 1: Mr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi. “Global agenda and Local implementation”
14:00 Keynote presentation 2: Mr. Thomas Elmqvist “New trends on urban ecosystem services”
14:20 – Break –
14:30 Panelist presentation 1: Ms. Himangana Gupta “COPs review and nature-based solutions.”
14:45 Panelist presentation 2: Mr. Motofumi Marui “Heat Island mitigation through urban nature”
15:00 Panelist presentation 3: Ms Mana Saza
15:15 Panelist presentation 4: Mr. Juan Pastor-Ivars. “SUN Project and urban nature benefits”
15:30 Discussion Session “Nature Positive Solutions for the future generations – How can we all work together for the same goal?”Coordinator: Mr. Thomas Elmqvist or Kazuhiko Takeuchi
16:00 Final remarks. Mr. Koji Nakamura (16:05 End)
主催：国連大学UNU-IAS OUIK（国連大学 サステイナビリティ高等研究所いしかわ・かなざわオペレーティング・ユニット）