University to host lecture from Japanese climate expert

Issued: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:54:00 BST

The University will host a lecture by one of Japan’s foremost environmental academics and policymakers this September.

Professor Hironori Hamanaka, Project Professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Global Environment Strategies, will give a public lecture entitled ‘Japan’s position on climate change’ at 5.30pm on Wednesday 21 September.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Prof Hamanaka is one of the most experienced and well respected expert on Japan’s environmental policy and chaired the Kyoto climate conference in 1997 where the Kyoto protocol was adopted. He will use the lecture to discuss the changing landscape in Japan and the challenges faced in building a post-2012 climate regime.

The event will be held in Seminar Room 1 (The Yudowitz Room) in the Wolfson Medical School Building on University Avenue. It is free and open to the public, but for catering purposes please contact Lauren Roberts at, or call 0141 330 1989 if you plan to attend.

A pdf of the Japan climate lecture poster for the event is available.

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