National Institute for Environmental Studies Lecture Series at Sophia University

Environmental Science Lecture Series - Reports from the frontline of research

Date: From September 29 (Saturday), 2012 to January 19 (Saturday), 2012, 13:30-15:00
Place: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN

Enquiries and Registration: NIES Planning Division, Mr. Tomonori ISHIGAKI, 029-850-2306
Mail: jouchi.kanri [at] nies.go.jp

Please note these lectures are all to be conducted in Japanese - English translations of the topics are provided in the table (below)

  • In total there will be 14 lectures, with attendance possible at as few or as many as participants wish
  • There are no class fees, and having registered to participate, the first 100 applicants will be given priority. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 18 (Tuesday), 2012.
  • These lectures are introductions by researchers engaged with areas of environmental science of current importance, such as climate change; material cycles; environmental chemicals; and biodiversity

Date Topic Speaker
Sept. 29, 2012 What is global warming doing to the planet? Seita EMORI
Oct. 06, 2012 This is how climate change happens Yukihiro NOJIRI
Oct. 13, 2012 Towards an anti global warming society Toshihiko MASUI
Oct. 20, 2012 Radioactively contaminated waste Masahiro OSAKO
Oct. 27, 2012 Transboundary atmospheric pollution in East Asia Toshimasa OHARA
Nov. 10, 2012 Chemistry of the stratospheric ozone layer Takashi IMAMURA
Nov. 17, 2012 Thoughts on cities in the eco-age Tsuyoshi FUJITA
Nov. 24, 2012 Biodiversity considered through common and rare animals Akio TAKENAKA
Dec. 1, 2012 Human activity and the destruction of biodiversity Kouichi GOKA
Dec. 8, 2012 Carcinogenicity and risk assessment of environmental chemicals Yasunobu AOKI
Dec. 15, 2012 Genetic trends and the relationship between the environment and human health Keiko NOHARA
Dec. 22, 2012 Current issues with water environments Kazuho INABA
Jan. 12, 2013 Considering climate change through East Asian grasslands Yanhong TANG
Jan. 19, 2013 Watershed management with firm roots in sustainability Kuninori OHTSUBO