ESD Forum 2012


ESD Forum 2012 takes place in Tokyo from 10 to 21 August
(including the International Youth Day on 12 August).

The ESD Forum™ is an international conference on
Economy, Society and Environment. The ESD Forum 2012
is a summer university program it is a contribution to the
UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).

Schedule [pdf] | Poster [pdf]

Topics | Speakers

Dr. Hiroshi Fujiwara
President, CEO, Internet Research Institute, Inc., Nano-optonics Energy, Inc., Nano-opto Media, Inc.
Jeff Char
President and CEO, J-Seed Ventures, Inc.
Tetsuya Isozaki
Managing Partner, Tetsuya Isozaki & Associates
Barbara Zamora Vaataja
85 Broads Japan Chapter Head
Prof. Gunter Pauli
Founder of ZERI, Designer of the Concept of "The Blue Economy"
Bernd Nurnberger
Management Representative for Quality, TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
William Saito
CEO, InTecur, K.K.
Takaaki Hata
Kauffman Fellow
Yuko Okayama
Science Communicator, Miraikan: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Dr. Kenzo Fujizue
Member of the House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan

Schedule [pdf]

  Session 1
Arrival and Orientation at National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
Opening / Keynotes
International Youth Day
Selected Topics in Economy, Society and Environment; UNU, Meiji Shrine Visit
  Session 2
Departure (18/08) or Visits / Tour
including Miraikan, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Political Talk & Parliament
Departure or Extension (21-25/08 with JUNEC)
ESD Forum 2012 including Economic Talk, Political Talk and Ambassador Meeting™


ESD Forum 2011 [Link]
ESD - What does it mean? [pdf] | International Youth Day [pdf]
UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) [pdf]

Special Thanks
Junior United Nations Eco Workshop (JUNEC)
United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Sponsor: Daimler / Mercedes-Benz