United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action on September 25th

Implementing Solutions for the SDGs: The Role of Sustainability Research

Japan Tokyo
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
On 20 September, Springer Nature and UNU-IAS will co-organize the seminar Implementing Solutions for the SDGs: The Role of Sustainability Research with the support of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S). With insights from two of Springer Nature’s premier scientific journals (Nature Sustainability and Sustainability Science), the event seeks to highlight how sustainability research is contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will gather opinion leaders, and seek to identify best practices and lessons learned regarding the SDGs. The discussion will enable participants to develop a better understanding of the sustainability research landscape from both a global and local perspective. Speakers will bring their unique perspectives to bear on approaches and prospects, and reveal what they see as priorities, obstacles, and possible solutions. The event is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The seminar will be followed by a networking opportunity. For further details, please refer to the UNU-IAS website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/events/upcoming/springer-sdgs.html#overview 
SDGs
ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Springer Nature, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)

IUCN 70th Anniversary Symposium: Nature-Based Solutions for the SDGs

Japan Tokyo
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
On 2 October, UNU-IAS and the Japan Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-J) will co-organize a symposium to commemorate IUCN’s 70th anniversary.  As the international environmental community begins discussions on a post-2020 global framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity, this event will highlight nature-based solutions proposed by IUCN for SDGs success, with a focus on the importance of collaboration across diverse fields and sectors. This event is free and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Japanese. For further details, please refer to the UNU-IAS website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/events/upcoming/iucn-70th-anniversary.html#overview 
SDGs
ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Japan Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-J)

Future Outlook on the “The World in 2050” Initiative (TWI2050)

Japan Tokyo
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
On 9 October, UNU-IAS, the Japan Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will co-organize a seminar to raise awareness of and enhance collaboration on The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative among the Japanese research community. The World in 2050 (TWI2050) is a global research initiative developed to support the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the three years following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the crucial question has become how to act on a number of issues including poverty, health, economic growth and environment. The goal of TWI2050 is to help answer these questions, to provide science and fact-based knowledge for sustainable transformation, and to support the policy process for achieving the SDGs. In order to achieve the 17 SDGs, the initiative aims to assess synergies and trade-offs and to provide possible pathways for an integrated approach to transformational challenges. TWI2050 launched its first report,Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development this July (www.twi2050.org). This is a free event, and English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided. For further details, please refer to the UNU-IAS website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/events/upcoming/twi2050.html#overview 
SDGs
ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
Japan Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Disaster Risk Reduction

Japan Tokyo
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
On 12 October, UNU-IAS and the UNISDR Office in Japan will co-organize a symposium to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 under the theme of The SDGs and Disaster Risk Reduction: Meeting Target C of the Sendai Framework (Reducing the economic loss of disasters). The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13 October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in order to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. 2018 marks the third year of the Sendai Seven Campaign, which uses the IDDR to draw attention to the seven targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which was adopted as a global plan to reduce disaster losses. The overall IDDR theme for this year is reduction of economic loss resulting from disasters (Target (c) of the Sendai Framework). This is a free event, and English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided. For further details, please refer to the UNU-IAS website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/events/upcoming/iddr-2018.html#overview 
SDGs
ALL SDGs
Organising Partners
UNISDR Office in Japan, Ministry of the Environment Japan

About United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan. Its mission is to advance efforts towards a more sustainable future, through policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS serves the international community through innovative contributions to high-level policymaking and debates, addressing priority issues for the UN system. It is one of 13 institutes and programmes, located in 12 different countries, which together comprise the United Nations University (UNU)—a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization, also headquartered in Tokyo.

Countries We Work in
Japan
Languages We Work in
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