Shuzo Nishioka, IGES Senior Research Advisor, was selected as one of the 13th group of inductees into the Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto. The induction ceremony will be held on 14 November 2022.
The Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto is an award to honour in perpetuity those who have made significant contributions to preserving the global environment. It is given in the name of Kyoto, the host city of the Third Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1997, where Parties agreed on the Kyoto Protocol, setting the world's first international greenhouse gas reduction target. The inductees selected for this honour will have their achievements displayed at the National Kyoto International Conference Center, the venue for COP3.
The Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto selected Shuzo Nishioka in recognition of his contributions to “promoting Japan’s international contributions to global environmental research (mainly in the field of climate change) through 30 years of work at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and other organisations”, and to “building the scientific basis for climate policy in Asia and beyond through the operation of the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet), proposed by Japan at the G8 Toyako Summit”.
The Earth Hall of Fame KYOTO: https://www.pref.kyoto.jp/earth-kyoto/en/index.html