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IGES International Symposium
"Towards a Sustainable Asia - Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Generations - "


19 May 2006

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan, will hold an international symposium entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia - Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Generations" on 1 July 2006 in Yokohama, inviting a variety of specialists and experts in the field of environmental studies. At this symposium IGES will introduce the Japanese version of the IGES white paper entitled, "Sustainable Asia 2005 and Beyond - In the pursuit of innovative policies" *1 based on a comprehensive survey of Asia's environmental strategic research activities.

In light of the continued population increase and rapid economic growth of Asia, there are fears that serious environmental problems, such as global warming, deforestation and water contamination, will worsen. If nothing is done, these burdens on the environment will become the negative legacy that we leave for the next generation.

At the symposium, we will introduce analyses and recommendations on the environmental issues that Asia currently faces based on the IGES white paper, and will consider the strategies that must be taken during the panel discussion that will follow. We hope that this symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss, from a global perspective, what each of us - governments, autonomous bodies, businesses, NGOs, research institutes, and citizens - can do in the future to help preserve the Asia in which we live.


International Symposium
"Towards a Sustainable Asia - Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Generations -"

Date & Time Saturday, 1 July 2006, 13:30-17:00
Venue Yokohama Symposia
Sangyo Boeki Center Bldg. 9F, 2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Language English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Admission Free
Capacity 200
Organiser Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporter
(under request)
Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Kanagawa Prefectural Government, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), United Nations University (UNU), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Kanagawa Foundation for Academic and Cultural Exchange (K-FACE)
Contact IGES Symposium Secretariat Tel: 03-3539-4502
E-mail: igessymposium2006@simul.co.jp

For enquiries about this press release please contact:
Ms. Kido, PR Officer
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES)
Email: iges@iges.or.jp
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Tel: +81-46-855-3734 Fax: +81-46-855-3709

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