UK-Japan Collaboration Public Lecture "The Past and Future Earth - Climate change and co-existing sustainably with nature"

Feb 22, 2016


The Environment Forum by the Embassy of Japan and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto is going to be held at the Embassy of Japan in London on the 4th of March 2016 supported by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), JCCI (japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK) and JETRO.  The purpose of this forum is to introduce environmental issues in two nations from researchers of both Japan and UK through the sessions and discuss for creating a society capable of co-existing sustainably with nature.


Dates    Friday 4th March 2016

Venue   Embassy of Japan in the UK
              101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Registration ‐ Free of Charge

・Please register no later than Tueday, 1st March through Eventbrite website:

NOTE: All visitors to the Embassy are required to show Photo ID
(e.g. driving license, passport) and your Eventbrite ticket.

14:00-14:30 Registration
14:30-14:40 Opening Address by Mr Motohiko Kato (Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom) and
                    Professor Mikio Yoshida (President, Ritsumeikan University)

Session 1 Elucidating mechanism of climate change
14:40-15:00  Dr. Takeshi Nakagawa, Ritsumeikan University

                    (Director, Professor of Research Centre for Palaeoclimatology)
                   "The (Mis)Behavior of Climates - How did humans survive episodes of truly drastic regime shifts?"-

15:00-15:20  Dr. Eric Wolff, University of Cambridge
                    (Royal Society Research Professor, Climate Change and Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Systems)
                   "Ice as an archive of climate and greenhouse gases"

15:20-15:35 Q&A

Session 2 Creating a society capable of co-existing sustainably with nature
15:35-15:55  Dr. Hiroyuki Mori, Ritsumeikan University
                    (Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Policy Science)
                   "Environmental issues of Asbestos; The biggest industrial disasters of the world"

15:55-16:15  Dr. Robert Lowe, University College London
                    (Professor of Energy & Building Science, Director of UCL Energy Institute)
                   "Delivering End Use Energy Demand Reductions – Challenges and Opportunities" 
16:15-16:30 Q&A

16:30-16:40 Closing Address

16:45-17:45 Reception
*Programme is subject to change without notice

Please see the following flyer for further details.

Flyer: The Past and Future Earth - Climate change and co-existing sustainably with nature <PDF> (264KB) 

Contact Information
Ritsumeikan UK Office (Ms. Sakamoto)
+44-207-074-5116 (0207-074-5116)