09 October 2018
United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
UNU-IAS, the Japan Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 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) Project among the Japanese research community.
Currently, a number of major research institutes in the world take part in the project, including the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) from Japan.
This fiscal year, UNU-IAS, in cooperation with NIES and Keio University, also established a new research initiative, “Inclusive Research on Integrated Implementation Methodology Towards Achievement of SDGs”, a cross-cutting effort that examines the environmental, social and economic dimensions required for integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
This event is expected to deepen discussion on both current and future collaboration of Japanese experts with TWI2050 project. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director of IIASA, will deliver a keynote presentation on the TWI2050 project.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative
The TWI2050 initiative endeavors to demonstrate how the objectives of sustainable development within planetary boundaries can be met, ensuring prosperity, social inclusion, and good governance for all. TWI2050 is a global research initiative launched by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). The initiative brings together a network of more than 150 participants that includes leading policymakers, analysts, modeling and analytical teams from 60 organizations from around the world to collaborate in developing pathways toward sustainable futures and the policy frameworks needed for implementing the SDGs, and more importantly, for achieving the needed transformational change.
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