As a consequence of our increasing use of energy and resources we now face two major challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss. Efforts to manage these have not succeeded and matters are urgent. Since these challenges concern complex eco-systems and human socioeconomic systems, it is important to utilize current scientific knowledge of extant threats to break the political impasse and accelerate the move towards a sustainable world. Several international bodies including the IPCC and IPBES have strengthened the links between science and policy, although progress differs from discipline to discipline. The aim of this international forum of invited the speakers from various research institutes, international organizations, and NGOs, is to forge stronger links between disciplines. We have selected agriculture, fishing, climate change, biodiversity and other threats as being the topics of most importance. Forum speakers will be encouraged to provide advice and guidance to graduate students and young scientists, who will face these issues in the future.

Organizing comittee

  • Tohru Nakashizuka (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Masakado Kawata (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Chiho Kamiyama (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)
  • Tsubasa Iwabuchi (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Nobuaki Nagata (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Kazunori Nakamura (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Manabu Ote(Tohoku University, Japan)


For inquireries, please contanct organizing comittee by the following e-mail address.