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Cultural Perception and Policy Engagement of Environmental Issues in Northeast Asia

Cultural Perception and Policy Engagement of Environmental Issues in Northeast Asia

International Symposium

Management of air pollution and natural resources is an urgent policy issue for the local and regional communities of Northeast Asia. This symposium aims to look at ways to problem solve by gaining an in-depth understanding of the issues, and through careful analysis of case studies and policy making.

Date: December 3~4
Time: 9:30am~5:30pm
Venue: 6F, Multimedia Education and Research Complex, Kawauchi North Campus (Map)

Register online here:
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Saturday, December 3

9:30~9:35am
Opening Remarks
9:35~9:45am
Symposium outline
9:45am~12:30pm
Session A (lectures will be in English)
Environmental awareness and intervention in a contemporary cultural context.
- Chair: Hiroki Takakura - Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
[Lectures]
  • Movement and emotion among Eveny reindeer herders
    -Piers Vitebsky - University of Cambridge, UK
  • The dependent resistance against the mining development:A case study on Shamanic activities around a copper-gold mining site in Mongolia
    -Ippei Shimamura - The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Supernatural sanctions, legal pluralism and political procedure
    -Konstantinos Zorbas - Shandong University, China
  • Cultural perceptions and its re-embedded contexts from the toxic sea
    -Shuji Iijima - Kyushu University, Japan
12:30~1:30pm
Lunch Break
1:30~5:30 pm
Session B (lectures will be in Japanese)
International cooperation in science: migratory birds and their habitat.
- Chair: Atsushi Ishii - CNEAS, Tohoku University
[Speakers:]
  • Mari Koyano - Hokkaido University
  • Yusuke Sawa - BirdLife International Tokyo
  • Hiroyoshi Higuchi - Keio University SFC
  • Noriyuki Ohtaishi and Yuka Taishi - The Hokkaido University Museum

Sunday, December 4

10:00am~12:45pm
Session C (lectures will be in English)
The development of the coal industry in China and its impact on CO2 emission.
-Chair: Jusen Asuka - CNEAS, Tohoku University
[Lectures]
  • The development of the coal industry in China and its impact on CO2 emission.
    -Songli Zhu - Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission
  • Climate actions by Asian Development Bank.
    -Xuedu Lu - Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Chinese emission trading system and establishing Northeast Asian carbon market.
    -Jeongin Kim - Chung-Ang University, Korea
  • East Asia's transborder environmental issues: Encouraging regional cooperation or conflict.
    -Christian Ploberger - Chinese Economic Association, UK/Europe
12:45~1:00pm
Closing Remarks

Contact:

Jin Dan
Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Email: contasia@cneas.tohoku.ac.jp

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