• China’s emissions glimpsing the peak

    China recently announced its intention to peak its carbon-dioxide emissions. How soon could the emissions peak and at what absolute value? Libo Wu explores.
  • The greening of the Southern Hemisphere

    The 2010-2011 La Niña weather event brought lush vegetation to vast semi-arid regions in the Southern Hemisphere and altered the delicate balance of the global carbon sinks. Owen Gaffney explores how La Niña might change in the future and what that might imply.

Third International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-3)

January 15, 2013 - January 17, 2013
Tokyo, Japan
Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR) (isar@jcar.org)
Arctic Environment is changing drastically due to the intensified warming in this region through interaction of the components such as atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and terrestrial conditions.  In order to understand the feedback processes between the various components in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, and to project the future, we need to exchange more knowledge and information than ever by combining the different scientific communities under the common interest.

This Symposium will be directed to detect and clarify the recent changes and understand the substantial processes in the region and to search the global influence.  It will be also directed to envision the future through further scientific discussions and to enhance more national and international cooperation/collaboration, including the ones between Arctic and non-Arctic countries. The discussions on direction and expected outcomes of the new GRENE Arctic Project in Japan will also be included.

ISAR-1("Drastic Change under the Global Warming") was successfully held on November 4-6, 2008, followed by ISAR-2("Arctic System in a Changing Earth), was held on December 7-9, 2010 both in Tokyo. We have planned ISAR-3 including some topics under the theme "Detecting the change in the Arctic System and searching the global influence.” It will be held on January 15-17, 2013 in Tokyo.  We would like to invite you to the ISAR-3 which will be initiated under the auspices of the National Committee of IASC of the Science Council of Japan and Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR), with support of several Institutes and Agencies. The Symposium language will be English.

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  • Jun 24 - Jul 2, 2015

    8th World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People - How can they develop together

    Who should come? The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC 2015 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries. Are you maybe a researcher, educator, student, decision-maker, NGO or media working with or having an interest in education for environment and sustainable development, or are you just curious? Welcome!Are you interested in sharing your research or sharing good examples regarding education for environment and sustainable development? Perhaps you work with an interesting education model which you would like to share through for example a workshop? In that case we recommend you to submit an abstract by the 19 of December, 2014. The registration for the congress opens on the 15 of November, 2014.Examples of participants:
    • Researchers and educators at universities
    • Teachers teaching all ages
    • Students
    • Folk high-schools
    • Local, regional and national government agencies, municipalities
    • Officials from international organizations
    • NGOs
    • Managers of parks and protected areas
    • Private companies who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues and in education
    • Media/press
    The congress will discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels ; both in higher education and for lower ages .Two main categories of abstracts can be submitted: academic abstracts and practitioner abstracts. As such, practitioner abstracts could be a description for example of a teaching model regarding environment and sustainability.
  • Aug 23 - Aug 28, 2015

    14th International Swiss Climate Summer School

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